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.

 

Optimization Theory with Applications in Agricultural Sector


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE ECO1007 SEMESTER 7th & 9thth
COURSE TITLE Optimisation Theory with application in the agricultural sector
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
COURSE TYPE Specialisation
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01116/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Students become familiar with the concepts of optimization theory and the application and use of relevant econometric and mathematical programming software.
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
  1. Introduction.
  2. Inputs and production function.
  3. Production function in the short term.
  4. Production in the long run
  5. Isoproduction curves, curves of equal cost.
  6. Productivity and efficiency. Technical efficacy, distributive efficacy, economic efficiency.
  7. Efficiency measurement: Parametric and non-parametric methods.
  8. DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis). The CRS Constant Returns to Scale) model.
  9. The VRS (Variable Returns to Scale) model.
  10. Computer software: Parametric methods (η συνάρτηση Cobb-Douglas).
  11. Non-parametric methods (DEAP, On- Front, EMS).
  12. Application of the analysis to data of previous scientific papers
  13. Presentations of student assignments

 

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

§  Mathematic & econometric software

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Assignment 15
Applied exercises 26
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Written exams at the end of the semester both on theoretical and practical courses, consisting of (a) multiple choice (b) numerical exercises (c) theoretical problems explanations.

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
Hand-outs and notes and scientific papers.

COELLI, RAO, BATTESE. AN INTRODUCTION TO EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTIVITY ANALYSIS. KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS, ΝΥ 2006,

 

 

Investment Evaluation – Agricultural Funding


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE ECO0010 SEMESTER 7th
COURSE TITLE Agricultural Finance – Investment evaluation
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 No (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/program/ECO0010.shtml

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
After completing the course students will be able to:

– understand the investment process and the economic objectives of the farm.

– analyse investment-related cash flows considering the effects of taxes, inflation and uncertainty.

– comprehend the determinants of optimal lifetime and replacement of real assets.

– understand the determinants of capital structure and proper capacity to analyse a situation when investment and financing decisions interact.

– comprehend the investment decision and the use of real options theory in the investment decision-making process.

General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
1.     Concepts systems and methods of agricultural financing,

2.     Classification of investments, the value of time,

3.     Measures for evaluating investments including fiscal and inflationary concerns,

4.     Economic lifetime and replacement decision analysis,

5.     Evaluating investment decisions under uncertainty,

6.     Portfolio theory and expected utility,

7.     Capital Asset Pricing Model,

8.     Arbitrage Pricing Model, Capital Structure,

9.     User Cost of Capital,

10.  Evaluating the interactive investment and financing decision,

11.  Option Theory,

12.  The investment processes

13.  Methods and criteria of agricultural investment

 

  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 15
Written assignement 15
Independent study 56
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Written exams at the end of the semester both on theoretical and practical courses.

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
·       Κ. Αραβώσης, “κατάρτιση και αξιολόγηση επενδυτικών σχεδίων και προγραμμάτων, Νομική Βιβλιοθήκη, Αθήνα, 2003.

·       Κ. Μέργος, “ Κοινωνικο-οικονομική αξιολόγηση επενδύσεων και πολιτικών”, Αθήνα, 2006

 

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