MSc in Education for the Environment and Sustainable Development

Course Information Package

Course Unit TitleRESEARCH IN EDUCATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (PART II)
Course Unit CodeESD504B
Course Unit DetailsMSc Education for the Environment and Sustainable Development (Required Courses) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated3
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Identify the elements that highlight the quality of a research through EESD research examples.
  2. Design the methodology of the research proposal which will lead to the elaboration of their Masters Thesis.
  3. Recommend the mechanisms for the effective communication of research results to the end users.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
PrerequisitesNONECo-requisitesNONE
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents -  Important scientific articles investigating EESD issues. Investigation of the adopted research and methodological approaches.
-  Elements of quality in a research project.
-  Developing the Master’s Thesis proposal (theoretical background and information -  literature review, the research aim and objectives, research questions, research methods description, setting the time frame and disseminating the results).
-  Implementation of small scale research (pilot study) to test the research tools that will be used for the Master’s Thesis.
-  Developing presentation skills.

Recommended and/or required reading:
Textbooks
  • Flogaiti, E., & Liarakou, G. (Eds) (2008). Research in Education for Sustainable Development. Athens: Ellinika Grammata.
  • Kaila M., Theodoropoulou E., Demetriou A., Xanthakou G. & Athanasatos, N. (2005). Environmental Education: Research Outcomes and Educational Planning. Atrapos.
References
  • Stevenson, R. Brody, M., Dillon, J., Wals, A. (Eds) (2012). International Handbook of Research on Environmental Education. The American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Planned learning activities and teaching methodsThis module is delivered through workshops of critical discussion of scientific articles and research projects and through presentations of research examples.
Assessment methods and criteria
Assignment: Master Thesis, Research Proposal100%
Language of instructionGreek
Work placement(s)NO