Agricultural Extension

Course Information
TitleΓΕΩΡΓΙΚΕΣ ΕΦΑΡΜΟΓΕΣ / Agricultural Extension
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID420000543

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able: 1. to handle a range of Agricultural Extension methodological tools. 2. to become familiar with issues of advisory work and communication. 3. to become familiar with the theory of innovation and the categorization of farmers based on their degree to modernity. 4. to gain the opportunity for collaboration and development of communication skills. 5. to become familiar with reading scientific articles and present their work in public.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is an advanced series of lectures on the philosophical background of agricultural extension (advisory work) and especially on the redefinition of the role of agricultural extention staff in modern agriculture. In particular the course provides students with an in depth analysis of the areas of knowledge difussion, information and communication tools, agricultural extension programs, strategies, actions and a first acquaintance with the methodology tools. However, a greater emphasis is placed on modern trends of agricultural extension and specifically on precision farming, adoption-diffusion of innovations, communication, identification and use of opinion leaders in rural areas.
Agricultural Extension, Innovations, Communication, Precision Farming, Agricultural Education
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Teaching Software: MS-Powerpoint, Youtube e-class platform: Rural-lab platform (special platform of the laboratory)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment10
Written assigments10
Student Assessment
70% written exams 30% individual project assignment (exercise) - Public presentation on Computer.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Σιάρδος, Γ., "Γεωργικές Εφαρμογές: Το συμβουλευτικό έργο των φορέων γεωργικής ανάπτυξης", Ζήτη, 1993 (κωδικός Εύδοξος: 11154).
Additional bibliography for study
Saravanan, R., "ICTs for agricultural extension", NIPA, 2010. Rogers, E., "Diffusion of Innovations - 5th edition", Simon and Schuste, 2003.
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