MSc in Education for the Environment and Sustainable Development

Course Information Package

Course Unit TitleRESEARCH IN EDUCATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (PART I)
Course Unit CodeESD504A
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. Describe the current research activity and methodological approaches in Education for the Environment and Sustainable Development (EESD).
  2. Develop research questions and apply educational research principles to investigate EESD issues.
  3. Identify the elements that highlight the quality of a research through EESD research examples.
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.
-  Exploration of elements of quality in a research project.
-  Examples of EESD research conducted by the School of Education of Frederick University.
-  Developing research questions and methodology that apply educational research principles in the field of EESD.
-  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, practical workshops for working on research methodology scenarios and through presentations of research examples.
Assessment methods and criteria
Assignment (Projects – Presentations)100%
Language of instructionGreek
Work placement(s)NO