Agricultural Education


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
LEVEL OF STUDIES 7
COURSE CODE ECO0001 SEMESTER 7th, 9th  
COURSE TITLE Agricultural Education
TEACHING ACTIVITIES
If the ECTS Credits are distributed in distinct parts of the course e.g. lectures, labs etc. If the ECTS Credits are awarded to the whole course, then please indicate the teaching hours per week and the corresponding ECTS Credits.
TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS CREDITS
Lectures and Practice Exercises 4 5
 
 
Please, add lines if necessary. Teaching methods and organization of the course are described in section 4.
COURSE TYPE

Background, General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development

Scientific area, skill development
PREREQUISITES:

 

TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: Greek
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS:
COURSE URL: https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01226/
  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcomes
Please describe the learning outcomes of the course: Knowledge, skills and abilities acquired after the successful completion of the course.
The aim of the course if to provide students with knowledge of the significance and importance of agricultural education. In particular, upon the completion of the course:

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

2. Students should be able to 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 suggest ways to further improve it.

 

General Skills
Name the desirable general skills upon successful completion of the module
Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,

ICT Use

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project design and management

Equity and Inclusion

Respect for the natural environment

Sustainability

Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Critical thinking

Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project design and management

Critical thinking

Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

 

  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. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODSEVALUATION
TEACHING METHOD
Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
In classroom (face to face)
USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students
e-class platform, e-media use, power point presentations
TEACHING ORGANIZATION

The ways and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliographic research & analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive learning, Study visits, Study / creation, project, creation, project. Etc.

 

The supervised and unsupervised workload per activity is indicated here, so that total workload per semester complies to ECTS standards.

Activity Workload/semester
Lectures 52
Individual projects in the classroom 33
Individual study 40
Course total 125
Student Evaluation

Description of the evaluation process

 

Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Essay / Report, Oral Exam, Presentation in audience, Laboratory Report, Clinical examination of a patient, Artistic interpretation, Other/Others

 

Please indicate all relevant information about the course assessment and how students are informed 

Written exams at the end of the semester

Individual project/assignment

Students having ascertained dyslexia problems are examined with oral methods

Students have access to their essay at any time

 

 

  1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Papadaki-Klavdianou, A. Agricultural Education, Editions Grafima, 2009, pages 234.

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

Teacher (full name): Elena Raptou & Christos Karelakis
Contact details: elenra@agro.duth.gr, chkarel@agro.duth.gr
Supervisors: (1) No
Evaluation methods: (2) Written assignment and oral examination with distance learning methods
Implementation Instructions: (3) Students will have to submit their assignment/project through e-class. The day of the examination students will have to join Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business meeting and they will have to answer to questions regarding their assignment and agricultural education topics of interest.

The examinations will be carried out according to the examination program that will be announced by the secretariat of the Department

The examination of the course will be oral carried out using Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business. The oral examination of the course will be carried out in groups of 4 people (20 minutes per group) according to the order in which the Number of Student Record of the participants appear in the attached list (examination program).

The link of meeting will be sent to students via e-class, exclusively to the institutional accounts of those who have registered for the course and have learned the terms of distance teaching

Students will have to log in to the examination room through their institutional account, otherwise they will not be able to participate. They will also participate in the examination with a camera which they will have opened during the examination. Before the start of the exam, students will show their identity card to the camera, so that they can be identified

Each student should answer in 4 questions. Each of the questions is scored with 2.5 credits

 

Special and Alternative Forms of Tourism


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL ACTICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
LEVEL OF STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE
COURSE CODE ECO1006 SEMESTER 7th, 9th
COURSE TITLE SPECIAL AND ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF TOURISM
INTEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
in case that the credit units are awarded in distinctive parts of the class, etc: lectures, laboratorial exercises. When the credit units are awarded for the total class, write the weekly teaching hours and the total ECTS credits
WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS ECTS CREDITS
Lectures and Laboratory Exercises / Practice Exercises 4 5
COURSE TYPE

Background, General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development

SCIENTIFIC AREA / DIRECTION
PREREQUISITES:

 

TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: GREEK
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS: NO
COURSE URL: https://eclass.duth.gr/eclass/courses/OPE02114/

 

  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcomes
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the concepts of tourism and tourism development and deepen in the special and alternative forms of tourism and their social, economic, development, cultural and environmental impact on local and regional development

 

At the end of the course students will be able to:

 

Understand the concepts of tourism and in particular the special and alternative forms of tourism that develop mainly in rural and mountainous areas
They use the available technology to gather data related to tourism development, process them, analyze them and draw conclusions for the integrated development of various areas
They have understood and appreciated the importance of special and alternative forms of tourism in tourism development
Combine their knowledge and examine the possibilities of tourism development, especially in the mountainous area, so that it can offer in a balanced way all its services to the community
They are conducting research for this special tourist market
They prepare plans for the tourist development and development of rural and mountainous areas

 

 

  General Skills
 

Decision making
Work in interdisciplinary environment
Promoting free, creative and inductive thinking
Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies
Working in an international environment
Production of new research ideas
Exercise criticism and self – criticism

 

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
 

Week            Thematic Lecture Unit

 

1. Introduction – Basic definitions
2. The main models of tourism development
3. Supply and demand of tourist product
4. Sustainable tourism development. Impacts of tourism development with special emphasis on special and alternative forms of tourism
5. The development of special and alternative forms of tourism
6. Mountainous tourism, Agrotourism
7. Tourism planning, strategies and evaluation methods
8. Working and leisure time, sociology of leisure time.
9. The “journey” as a product. Motivation and behavior of the tourist as a traveler and as a consumer
10. Methodology of analysis, market research and “industry” of travel and tourism with particular emphasis on specific alternative forms of tourism
11. Public relations in tourism
12. Tourist advertising in private companies and National Tourism Organizations
13. Tourism and communication at local, regional and national level

 

 

Week            Thematic Lab Unit

 

1. The economic impact of tourism
2. The use of indicators in tourism
3. Supply and demand of tourism product
4. Evaluation methods in tourism
5. Evaluation methods in tourism
6. Preparation of a tourism development plan with emphasis on agro-tourism
7. Evaluation of tourism development programs and plans
8. Case studies
9. Tourism market research methodologies
10. Tourism market research methodologies
11. Public relations in tourism
12. Tourist advertising
13. Tourism and communication

 

 

  1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODSEVALUATION
TEACHING METHOD
Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
Face to face In classroom
USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) Support of the teaching procedure using e-class platform, e-Media, power point presentations

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION
Activity Semester workload
Lectures 65
Literature analysis and in class presentation 10
Laboratory courses 15
Team projects in case studies 15
Independent study 20
Course total

(25 – hour workload per credit unit)

125

 

 

STUDENT ASSESSMENT Written exams at the end of the semester (in Greek)

Individual or team project

Students having ascertained dyslexia problems are examined with oral methods.

Students have access to their essay at any time

  1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
– Suggested bibliography :

Kokkosis Ch., Tsartas P., Gkirmpa E. 2011. Special and alternative forms of tourism. Kritiki editions.

Kokkosis Ch., Tsartas P. 2019. Sustainable tourism development and the environment. Kritiki editions.

 

Vanhove Norbert, Agiomirgianakis G., Menegaki A (ed.) 2019. The economics of tourism destinations. G. Dardanos – K. Dardanos. Athens.

 

Varvaresos S. 2013. Economics of tourism. Propombos editions.

 

 

– Related scientific journals:

Tourism Management, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Annals of Tourism Research

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

Department: Agricultural Development
Course: Special and Alternative Forms of Tourism
Course code: ECO1006
Teacher: Garyfallos Arabatzis
Contact details: garamp@fmenr.duth.gr
Supervisors: (1)
Semester: 7th
Study level: (2) Undergraduate
Exams: (3) Written assignment and oral examination with distance learning methods (Microsoft Teams)
Exam implementation instructions: (4) The examinations will be carried out according to the examination program that will be announced by the secretariat of the Department

The total core of examinations include a) a 20% written assignment and b) 80% oral examination using Microsoft Teams.

The oral examination in the course will be carried out in groups of 5 people (30 minutes per group) according to the order in which the Number of Student Record of the participants appear in the attached list (examination program)

The link of the Microsoft Teams meeting will be sent to students via e-class, exclusively to the institutional accounts of those who have registered for the course and have learned the terms of distance teaching

Students will have to log in to the examination room through their institutional account, otherwise they will not be able to participate. They will also participate in the examination with a camera which they will have opened during the examination. Before the start of the exam, students will show their identity card to the camera, so that they can be identified

Each student should answer in 4 questions. Each of the questions is scored with 2.5 credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment Evaluation and Agricultural Financing


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL ACTICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
LEVEL OF STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE
COURSE CODE ECO0010 SEMESTER 7th/9th
COURSE TITLE Investment Evaluation and Agricultural Financing
INTEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
in case that the credit units are awarded in distinctive parts of the class, etc: lectures, laboratorial exercises. When the credit units are awarded for the total class, write the weekly tutorial hours and the total credit units
WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS CREDIT UNITS
Lectures and Laboratory Exercises / Practice Exercises 4 5
COURSE TYPE SCIENTIFIC AREA/DIRECTION
PRECODITION COURSES:
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS): GREEK
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS NO
RSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/GEO130/
  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching Outcomes
The aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge of the basic concepts of investments and their evaluation techniques, as well as the financing and evaluation of projects and programs related to the primary sector and rural development.

 

Upon the completion of the course the students should be able to:

 

· Understand the concept of investment, investment evaluation, projects and development programs.
· Prepare investment plans related to rural development
· The students apply basic principles of evaluation to it and recognize the complexity of evaluation
· Identify the main elements of an evaluation project and choose the most appropriate methodology
· Use the available technology to gather data on the investments, projects and development programs of an area, process them, analyze them and draw conclusions for the integrated development of those areas.
· They have understood and appreciated the importance of investment in the country’s rural development
· Combine their knowledge and examine the possibilities of utilizing financial tools in the development of a region and / or the country
  General Skills
 

· Decision making
· Work in an interdisciplinary environment
· Promote free, creative and inductive thinking
· Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies
· Work in an international environment
· Production of new research ideas
· Exercise criticism and self – criticism
  1. COURSE CONTENT
Week            Thematic Lecture Unit

 

1. Basic concepts, public spending and investments
2. Market limits and state interventions. Efficiency and prosperity
3. Investment plans and valuation methods
4. Investment plans and valuation methods
5. Risk and uncertainty. Social discount rate
6. Evaluation techniques and contribution of European programs, regulations and initiatives in rural development
7. Social and economic implications of investment and development plans
8. Planning, analysis, management and evaluation of development projects and development programs
9. Cost – benefit analysis
10. Rural, mountainous and less favoured areas
11. Financial instruments of European Union
12. Economics and policy of agricultural financing
13. Agricultural credit in Greece

 

 

Week            Thematic Lab Unit

 

1. Investment criteria for independent projects
2. Investment criteria for independent projects
3. Cost – benefit analysis
4. Cost – benefit analysis
5. Risk and uncertainty
6. Preparation and evaluation of an investment plan
7. Preparation and evaluation of an investment plan
8. Drafting a development plan at local and regional level. Emphasis on the primary sector, natural resources and the environment
9. Preparation of a strategic development plan in the primary sector
10. Criteria for prioritization of investments and resources
11. Multicriteria methods
12. Case studies
13. Case studies
  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE E – class platform. E-Media use. Power Point presentations
TEACHING ORGANIZATION
Activity Semester workload
Lectures 65
Literature analysis and presentation in classroom 10
 

Practice exercises with application of methodologies in individual topics

15
Team projects in case studies 15
Individual study 20
Total number of hours for the course

(25 workload hours per ECTS credit)

125
STUDENT ASSESSMENT Written exams at the end of the semester

Individual or team projects

Students having ascertained dyslexia problems are examined with oral methods

Students have access to their essay at any time

 

  1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Proposed literature :

1. Mergos G. 2007. Socio – economic evaluation of investments and policies. Vol A’. E. Mpenou editions. Athens.

2. Vasileiou D., Eriotis N. 2018. Investments analysis and portfolio management. Rosili. Athens.

 

– Proposed scientific journals:

Journal of Agricultural Economics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Finance, Regional Studies

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

Department: Agricultural Development
Course: Investment Evaluation and Agricultural Financing
Course code: ECO0010
Teacher: Garyfallos Arabatzis
Contact details: garamp@fmenr.duth.gr
Supervisors: (1)  
Semester: 7th/9th
Study level: (2) Undergraduate
Exams: (3) Written assignment and oral examination with distance learning methods (Microsoft Teams)
Exam implementation instructions: (4) The examinations will be carried out according to the examination program that will be announced by the secretariat of the Department

The examination in the course will be oral carried out using Microsoft Teams. The oral examination in the course will be carried out in groups of 5 people (30 minutes per group) according to the order in which the Number of Student Record of the participants appear in the attached list (examination program).

The link of the Microsoft Teams meeting will be sent to students via e-class, exclusively to the institutional accounts of those who have registered for the course and have learned the terms of distance teaching

Students will have to log in to the examination room through their institutional account, otherwise they will not be able to participate. They will also participate in the examination with a camera which they will have opened during the examination. Before the start of the exam, students will show their identity card to the camera, so that they can be identified

Each student should answer in 4 questions. Each of the questions is scored with 2.5 credits

 

 

Field Crops (Cereals, Legumes, Forages)


COURSE CONTENT

– Importance of cereals, legumes and herbs
– Morphological characteristics of cereals
– Physiological characteristics of cereals
– Basic principles of grain fertilization
– Wheat – cultivation practice – products
– Barley – cultivated practice – products
– Rye, oats, triticale – cultivation practice – products
– Maize – propagation, botanical classification – species
– Maize – cultivation practice – products
– Rice – propagation, botanical classification -species
– Rice – cultivation practice – products
– Livestock peas, faba beans – cultivation practice – products
– Alfalfa – cultivation practice – products

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
• Understand special technical concepts related to the cultivation of cereals, legumes and vegetative plants
• understand specific problems that arise during the growth and development of the above plants and their solution with the best techniques

TEACHING AND LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS

Use of information technology (power point, video)

The evaluation of the students is done with written exams in the theory of the course at the end of the semester.

RECOMMENDED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Tasopoulou-Papakosta, D. 2003. “Cereals and SITIRA & Legumes”, ZITI Publications, Thessaloniki