MSc in Education for the Environment and Sustainable Development

Course Information Package

Course Unit CodeESD516
Course Unit DetailsMSc Education for the Environment and Sustainable Development (Electives Courses) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated9
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Analyse the concept of “environmental pollution limits” and environmental hazards in the working places of associations and organisations.
  2. Recognise that large scale accidents cause severe environmental problems (e.g. Seveso-Italy, Jet oil - Thessaloniki).
  3. Recognise the importance of associations and organisations in the decision making processes relating to the environment.
  4. Describe the role and responsibilities of associations and organisations within the European legislation framework concerning the development of practices for the protection of the environment and the achievement of sustainable development.
  5. Use appropriate methods in adults’ education: case studies, discussion, brainstorming, role play, use of technology.
  6. Outline key principles for developing an educational programme addressed to associations and organisations (content, duration, trainees, teaching means, practice etc.)
  7. Design training programmes for associations and organisations (objectives, implementation, evaluation).
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents-  Professional activities in associations and organisations and environmental impact
        o  Environmental hazards – assessment
        o  Big scale accidents – prevention
-  Obligations - Responsibilities and decision making
        o  Decision making with respect to sustainable development
        o  European legislation and obligations of associations and organisations
-  Non formal education
        o  Basic principles and characteristics
        o  Adult education and training methods in associations and organisations: case study, discussion, brainstorming, role play, new technologies.
-  Designing educational and training programmes for associations and organisations
        o  Content, duration, trainees, teaching means
        o  Determining objectives, implementation, effectiveness assessment
Recommended and/or required reading:
  • Kokkos, Α. (Ed.). Adult Education and Educational Methods Volume D, Patra:HOU (Hellenic Open University).
  • Margaris N.S., Theodorakis M., Kainadas H., (2003). Local Authorities and Environment. Athens: Philipottis Editions.
  • Instruction 82/501/EC "For the hazard of large scale accidents, including industrial activity".
  • American Council of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), (2001). Documentation of the Threshold Limit Values and Biological Exposure Indices, Seventh edition.
Planned learning activities and teaching methodsThis module is delivered through lectures,discussion and practical activities
Assessment methods and criteria
Final Exam70%
Language of instructionGreek
Work placement(s)NO