Rural Society and Development in a Multi-functional Countryside

Course Information
TitleΑγροτική Κοινωνία και Ανάπτυξη σε μια πολυλειτουργική ύπαιθρο / Rural Society and Development in a Multi-functional Countryside
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600017701


Registered students: 12
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-10

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Examination)
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
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Interactive excersises
  • Fishbone & brainstorming
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Laboratory Work21
Reading Assigment13
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities6
Written assigments52
Student Assessment
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)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
• Custance, P., Walley, K., Tate, G., & Armagan, G. (2015). Agricultural Multifunctionality and Care Farming: Insight from the UK. South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases, 4 (1):74–86de Rooij, S., Ventura, F., Milone, P., van der Ploeg, J.D. (2014). Sustaining food production through multifunctionality: The dynamics of large farms in Italy. Sociologia Ruralis, 54 (3): 303-320. • Fuller A.J. (1990). From part-time farming to pluriactivity: a decade of change in rural Europe. Journal of Rural Studies, 6:361-373. • Morris, W., Henley, A., Dowell, D. (2017). Farm diversification, entrepreneurship and technology adoption: Analysis of upland farmers in Wales. Journal of Rural Studies, 53:132-143. • Ohe, Y. (2007). Multifunctionality and Rural Tourism: A Perspective on Farm Diversification. Journal of International Farm Management, 4 (1): 18-40 • Ploeg, Jan & Roep, Dirk. (2003). Multifunctionality and rural development: the actual situation in Europe. In: Multifunctional Agriculture. A New Paradigm for European Agriculture and Rural Development / van Huylenbroeck, G., Durand, G., Aldershot, Hampshire, England : Ashgate - ISBN 0754635767, p. 37-54. • Renting, H., Rossing, W.A.H., Groot, J.C.J., Van der Ploeg, J.D., Laurent, C., Perraud, D., Stobbelaar, D.J., Van Ittersum, M.K. (2009). Exploring multifunctional agriculture. A review of conceptual approaches and prospects for an integrative transitional framework. Journal of Environmental Management, 90 (2): S112-S123. • Shingo Yoshida, S., Yagi, H., Kiminami, and Garrod, G. (2019). Farm Diversification and Sustainability of Multifunctional Peri-Urban Agriculture: Entrepreneurial Attributes of Advanced Diversification in Japan. Sustainability, 11(10), 2887 • van der Ploeg, J.D., Renting, H., Brunori, G., Knickel, K., Mannion, J., Marsden, T., de Roest, K., Sevilla-Guzmán, E. and Ventura, F. (2000). Rural Development: From Practices and Policies towards Theory. Sociologia Ruralis, 40 (4):391-408.
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