MSc in Education for the Environment and Sustainable Development

Course Information Package

Course Unit TitleRESEARCH IN EDUCATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (PART III)
Course Unit CodeESD504C
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. Explore examples of research activity in international research in Education for the Environment and Sustainable Development (EESD) for funded research.
  2. Identify the elements that highlight the quality of a research proposal and make it eligible for funding.
  3. Identify local and international organisations and foundations that support and fund research activities and utilize funding programmes available in the area of EESD.
  4. Design the methodology of the research proposal which will lead to the elaboration of a research proposal for a funding agency.
  5. 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.
-  Important web-pages of international ESD research networks.
-  Exploration of elements of quality in a research project.
-  Examples of EESD research conducted by the School of Education of Frederick University.
-  The research funding organisations in Cyprus and abroad and their main funding programmes in the field of EESD.
-  Examples of competitive research proposals, practices for implementing a research project and disseminating research results.
-  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 methods This module is delivered through workshops of critical discussion of scientific articles and research projects, through presentations of research as well as presentations about research promoting organisations and the procedures they adopt.

Assessment methods and criteria
Preparation of Research Proposal for funding agencies 100%
Language of instructionGreek
Work placement(s)NO