Agricultural Education


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE ECO0001 SEMESTER 7th , 9th
COURSE TITLE Agricultural Education
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 Νο
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://agro.duth.gr/en/courses/agricultural-education/
  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
The teaching outcomes are as follows:

1. Students should understand the usefulness of agricultural education in sustainability and rural development.

2. Students could design and implement an educational program in rural areas.

3. Students should be able to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational program in rural areas and be able to suggest ways to further improve it.

General capabilities
  • Autonomous Work
  • Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information using the necessary technologies
  • Promote inductive thinking
  1. COURSE CONTENT
  • Introduction to the concepts of education, vocational education and training.
  • The importance of adult education and lifelong learning.
  • The role of agricultural education in the development of rural areas.
  • The specificity of the agricultural profession and farmers’ educational needs.
  • Forms and actors of agricultural education.
  • The historical retrospective of agricultural education evolution in national and international level.
  • Agricultural education systems in the EU.
  • Concept of didactic goal and teaching activity.
  • Design of educational programs in rural areas.
  • Combining general education, technical education and agricultural education.
  • Forms of teaching methods and ways of evaluating agricultural education programs.
  • Presentation of case studies in agricultural development.
  • Presentation of students’ assignments.
  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 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.

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
Παπαδάκη – Κλαυδιανού, Αφροδίτη. Γεωργική εκπαίδευση.  1η έκδ. – Θεσσαλονίκη : Γράφημα, 2009, σελ. 234.

 

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.

 

 

Food Packaging


  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE FOOD0018 SEMESTER 6th / 8th
COURSE TITLE Food Packaging
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 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) http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/record/FOOD0018.shtml

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
After this course the students will be able to:
(a) Understand the importance of packaging in food production, preservation and distribution.
(b) Familiarize with the various packaging materials.(c) Comprehend the methods used to study the interactions between the packaging materials and food content.
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
-Evolution, Object, Contribution of packaging to food preservation
– Plastic packaging I (production, properties)
– Plastic packaging II (advantages, disadvantages, health issues, environment)
– Metal packaging (production, properties, advantages, disadvantages)
– Glass packaging (production, properties, advantages, disadvantages)
– Paper packaging (production, properties, advantages, disadvantages)
– Aseptic packaging (description, evolution, applications, properties)
– Modified Atmosphere Packaging (definition, development, applications, properties)
– Active and intelligent packaging
– Migration of substances to and from the package materials
– Consumer habits and food packaging
– Food and environmental packaging
– Trends and developments in food packaging

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Power point, videos

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 26
Individual written assignments 15
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Mid-semester and final written examinations.

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
§  Food Packaging Technology. R. Coles, D. McDowell, M. Kirwan. Blackwell Publishing.