Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID420001333

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
An agronomist oriented in rural economy should be able to think globally but be able to plan and act locally. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to reply to basic questons of local development such as: 1. what development we want and what is the role of citizens. 2. with which technique can we bring about social change in different local communities 3. What is the role they can play as local government officials 4. How can design practically a local business development plan
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
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • 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 refers to the understanding of the philosophy of Local - community Development. Specifically it discusses efforts being made by communities in order to improve living and working conditions based on their own resources, priorities, strategies etc. The course makes a review of the history of Greek local development and to basic Strategies for local development. It goes on with basic concepts such as participatory process, Governance , Volunteering, bottom up approaches to development programs, quality of life in rural areas and the future of Community actions. During each course the theoretical background of the module is presented and then the students participate in a related laboratory course . Moreover they are assigned three tasks in the first lesson and presents the work on the voluntary group. The laboratory courses associated with the themes of the theoretical course and include a) laboratory exercises for better consolidation of theoretical concepts ( eg monitoring relevant video and filling in a questionnaire or answer questions related ) , b ) an analysis of how pension exculpatory work c ) directions for a good presentation of work using the program POWER POINT d ) hosting ratings - speakers ( a voluntary group which will present the work ) e ) Visits (in a municipality or monitoring of the meeting of a municipal Board )
Rural Sociology, community, governance, rurality, migrants, depopulation, exlusion, globalization, urban, idyll, construction, mobility, gentrification, multifunctionality, rural tourism, cοunterurbanization, local, resilience, leadership, poverty, women, young
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Audio
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of Power Point, use of URL for up- loading notes, directions and communicating news to students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Reading Assigment
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Written assigments
Student Assessment
1. Acquittals work : Summaries modules and three laboratory work . Admission condition monitoring of courses and workshops (up to 3 absences ) 2. Written Examination ( Examination January ). Written examinations on topics developed during deliveries
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δαουτόπουλος, Γ. (2005). «Τοπική Ανάπτυξη». Ε Έκδοση, Εκδόσεις ΖΥΓΟΣ [ΚΩΔ. 3929]
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