Special issues of Agricultural Extension


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE ECO1016 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) https://agro.duth.gr/en/courses/special-issues-of-agricultural-extension/
  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 Online lectures-Microsoft Teams
IT USE Powerpoint, videos

e-class

Microsoft Teams

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload
Lectures 52
Laboratory courses 0
Written assignment 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.

 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.