University of Macedonia (UOM) is a modern public university with participation in many national and international research programs, and with research activities of a wide spectrum. Core mission of UOM is to provide future professionals with a extended range of critical 21st century skills.
UOM’s Department of Educational and Social Policy has extensive experience in educating prospective primary teachers of students with special educational needs, such as gifted and talented students. The Department’s program of studies includes numerous courses pertaining instructional management and decision – making, both in special educational settings and in ordinary schools.
Current pedagogical philosophies, like inclusion, research-based instructional approaches, like experiential learning, and the use of new technologies, like assistive technology, constitute vital elements of the Department’s syllabus, and of the various extracurricular training programs implemented by its faculty members.