Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420001841

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherWinter-5
AGROTIKĪS OIKONOMIASElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Winter-5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • Italian (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
An agronomist specialized in Rural/agricultural Economist must think global but act locally (in the context of small rural communities). The course sheds light to the concept of Local-Community Rural Development. It advocates the collective efforts for ameliorating well-being in rural communities and achieve rural resilience based on the local resources. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: 1. understand the concept of local-community (bottom-up) development and the concept of Commons 2. learn techniques / strategies that will bring about social change in every local community 3. understand the different approach to European development programs such as the LEADER / CLLD Community Initiative 4. prepare for the role that agronomists can play as local government executives - as Local Action Group executives 5. to practically design a local development plan by adopting social innovations, collectively and equally
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 interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course concerns the understanding of the philosophy of Local -Community rural Development. From exogenous to endogenous development (redevelopment). In particular, it negotiates the efforts of groups in a community to improve living and working conditions based on its own forces for planning and implementation.The course looks back at the history of Greek local development. In Local Development Strategies-Methods. Key concepts negotiated are: Local-Ethical Consumption, Participatory Processes, Social Capital, Trust, Commons, Prosperity, Governance, Volunteering. A very important unit in the course is the design "from below" of local development programs such as Local Development at the initiative of Local Communities (CLLD) / LEADER to improve the quality of life in the countryside.
community, governance, local, resilience, Volunteering, social innovation, social capital, CLLD/LEADER, Local Action Groups, bottom up
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • 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 ICT in Student Assessment
MS Power Point, video talks, use of elearning platform &
Course Organization
Reading Assigment29
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities4
Written assigments52
Student Assessment
α. choice: final exams (100%) β. choice: 3 tasks (20%+20%+60%). Last task has a small field research and oral presentation For the elaboration of the assignments there are explicitly defined evaluation criteria which are described during the lectures and are posted on the course website Clarifications for assignments, instructions, and feedback etc. are given during lectures.
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)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Παπαδόπουλος, Α. (επιμ.) 2004. Η ανάπτυξη σε μια πολυλειτουργική ύπαιθρο. Εκδόσεις GUTEMBER, Αθήνα. 2. Κίζος, Θ. 2018. Ανάπτυξη Υπαίθρου. Εννοιες, πρακτικές, πολιτικές. Εκδόσεις ΤΖΙΟΛΑ, Θεσσαλονίκη
Additional bibliography for study
Δαουτόπουλος, Γ. (2005). «Τοπική Ανάπτυξη». Ε Έκδοση, Εκδόσεις ΖΥΓΟΣ [ΚΩΔ. 3929]
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