Special issues of Agricultural Extension


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL 7
COURSE CODE ECO1009 SEMESTER 6th , 8th
COURSE TITLE Special issues of Agricultural Extension
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures 4 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL)
  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
After having attended the course, the student is expected to be familiar with the basic concepts regarding:

  • The role of agricultural applications and their contribution to rural development.
  • Present and analyze modern agricultural applications that enhance research and innovation.
General capabilities
  • Autonomous Work
  • Teamwork
  • Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information using the necessary technologies
  • Promote inductive thinking

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
  1. The role of agricultural extensionists in modern agriculture and their advisory action.
  2. Information to farmers and information agencies.
  3. Modern agricultural applications
  4. Ιnnovation in agriculture.
  5. Application and diffusion of innovations.
  6. Precision Agriculture – concept and key technologies.
  7. Agricultural applications and sustainable development.
  8. The role of opinion leaders in the agricultural field.
  9. Tools for updating and communicating innovative practices.
  10. Conditions for successful cooperation between information and information institutions and farmers.
  11. Case studies.
  12. Case studies.
  13. Case studies.

 

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE
  • Power point, videos
  • e-class
TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 52
Laboratory courses 0
Written assignement 33
Independent study 40
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

The evaluation of the students is made:

  • Written exams at the end of the semester.
  • With the delivery and presentation of the assignment.

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
  • Leeuwis C, Van den Ban A. Communication for Rural Innovation: Rethinking Agricultural Extension, 3rd Edition, 2004, σελ. 424.
  • Σιάρδος Γ. Γεωργικές εφαρμογές. Εκδόσεις Ζήτη, 1993, σελ. 360.

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 

Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

 

Teacher (full name): Christos Karelakis
Contact details: chkarel@agro.duth.gr
Supervisors: (1) No
Evaluation methods:(2) Written examination with distance through e-class and Microsoft Teams, provided that the integrity and reliability of the examination are ensured
Implementation Instructions: (3) The examination will be carried out through written assignments and open-ended and multiple choice questions in e-class and Microsoft Teams on the scheduled date.

A. Microsoft Teams

The Microsoft Teams link is created on the course page on the platform and exclusively in the institutional accounts of those who have registered for the course and have learned the terms of distance education.

Students must log in to the Microsoft Teams room through their institutional account, otherwise they will NOT be able to participate. They will be identified using their institutional account.

B. e-class

At the same time, they must log in to the e-class using their institutional account and go to the course page (prerequisite to have registered for the course)

The exam lasts 30 minutes and each student must answer four open-ended questions, equally graded and accounted for 40% of the final grade. Written assignments account for 60% of the final grade.