To be able to investigate, to understand and to describe the interactions of natural and anthropogenic changes in the environment.
To learn about the natural environmental conditions prevailing in Greece before the anthropogenic influence of the 20th century.
To learn the anthropogenic changes of the Greek territory that took place after the second half of the 20th century and the current conditions. (Drainage of lakes and swamp, river diversions, river canalization and construction of reservoir lakes).
To be able to investigate case-studies of natural and anthropogenic impacts, their causes and their consequences. To be able to make predictions of the future evolution within the context of sustainable development.
Be able to understand the role of the geologist in environmental education and the development of environmental awareness in the younger generations.
To be able to actively involved in the research, formulation and presentation topics on micro-teaching, individually or in a group on issues related to anthropogenic impacts on the environment, contemporary environmental problems, and more general issues related to Geosciences and the environmental education.
Course Content (Syllabus)
• Introduction - Historical recursion. Purpose and contents of the lesson, method and methodology, performance evaluation.
• Project description. Selection, formulation and presentation of micro-teaching topics related to the environment, physical processes and anthropogenic action.
• The concept of system, geomorphological systems.
• Natural and anthropogenic environments in the light of climate change.
• Inland and coastal waters. Wetland systems. Coastal environments, lagoons. Examples of anthropogenic interventions.
• Inland and coastal waters. Streams, rivers, deltaic zones. Examples of anthropogenic interventions in Greece (Nestos, Strimonas rivers etc).
• Inland and coastal waters. Lakes, reservoirs, natural habitat drainage. Examples of anthropogenic interventions in Greece. (lakes Lagada-Volvi, lake Karla, etc).
• Inland and coastal waters. Examples of anthropogenic interventions in Greece. The Axios-Aliakmon system, the lakes and rivers of Western Greece.
• Marine and ocean environment. Anthropogenic interventions and their impact.
• Selection of main project on topics related to anthropogenic impacts on the environment, contemporary environmental problems, and more general issues related to Geosciences and the environmental education.
• Anthropogenic. Residential areas and industrial areas, development projects etc.
• Natural and man-made disasters (floods, erosion, landslides, fires, drought / desertification, permafrost, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, snowstorms, solar storms).