Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:
• learn about the relationship between human and environment, understand the consequences of human impact on the environment and understand the need for sustainability as a solution to environmental problems in order to conserve natural resources for future generations.
• To understand the importance of informing rural residents towards a more sustainable environment.
• Know the principles of environmental education and understand its importance.
• Be able to understand the direction to be taken by the education aimed at sustainable development.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Historic evolution of agricultural education. Learning in educational process. Pedagogical issues. Technical vocational education. Educational systems. Design of educational programmes. Didactic and evaluation of educational programmes. Trainees’ participation. Trainee’s evaluation. Audio-visual media of teaching. Research methods in education. Professional guidance-life long guidance. Rural household economics.
Human, environment, sustainability, sustainable development, information, dimensions of sustainable development, education and sustainability.
Additional bibliography for study
Albert D.K. Amedzro, Anthony Youdeowei, "Non-formal Education for Training in Integrated Production and Pest Management in Farmer Field Schools", African Books Collective, 2005.
D. Acker and L. Gasperini, "Education for Rural People. The role of education, training and capacity development in poverty reduction and food security", FAO, 2009.