Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102065221998Agricultural Information and Information SystemsElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
At the end of this course, students will be able to look information concept critically and will have the skill to construct a more effective information flow system
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Tayfun Özkaya
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to develop a more effective information flow system
2To appreciate the concept of participatory research and participatory breeding concepts and to be able to prepare research proposals
3The skills and attitude to look critically to the concept of knowledge in agricultural extension from the point of economic and social structure.
4To understand and recognize different knowledge generation and information approaches
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
System concepts, system components, specifications; data, information, and knowledge concepts, learning, banking education system, problems identifying learning system, the technology transfer and participatory research and extension, participatory research, participatory breeding, agricultural information systems and agricultural information system; RAAKS Method ; synthesis of RAAKS and Participatory Rural Appraisal , local information systems; information systems in "industrial agriculture", "low external input and sustainable agriculture" and "organic agriculture"
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1System concepts, system components, propertiesAcquaintance
2Data, information, and knowledge conceptsReading-Literature review
3Learning, banking education system, problem identifying educational system Reading-Literature review
4Technology transfer and participatory research and extensionReading-Literature review
5Participatory research, participatory breedingReading-Literature review
6Agricultural information systems and agricultural knowledge systemReading-Literature review
7Presentation of student assignmentsReading-Literature review
8Presentation of student assignmentsReading-Literature review
9Midterms
10RAAKS Method, synthesis of Participatory Rural Assessment and RAAKS Reading-Literature review
11Local information systems Reading-Literature review
12"Low external input and sustainable agriculture" and "organic agriculture" information systemsReading-Literature review
13Presentation of student assignmentsReading-Literature review
14Presentation of student assignmentsReading-Literature review
15Final
Recommended or Required Reading
- Tayfun Ozkaya (1996) Agricultural Extension and Communication, Aegean University, Spring. No: 520, Izmir. - A. D. Groot (1990) The Raaks Methodology, Agric. Wageningen University, Wageningen - Freire, P. Pedagogy of the Oppressed,
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Project Presentation4416
Self Study1410140
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)237
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO43  3  55533545
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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