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  1. Information Technology Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed.

    On graduation, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. At the end of the undergraduate programme Information Technology Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed., the student is expected to know and understand: Government policy on education and culture, the Icelandic educational system and the working environment, i.e., the operation of the school system, the Act on Compulsory Schools, and the role of trade and labour unions for teachers. International agreements on education, human development, school operations, human rights and diversity. The goals and guidelines of the national curriculum on school operations and particularly on the teaching of computer sciences. The main components on which education is based, i.e., school history, social sciences, philosophy, multiculturalism, and the theories of learning and development. The primary educational theories and research in educational studies and human development. Technological solutions connected with teaching, particularly the handling of texts and numbers and multimedia and communication technologies. The basic concepts and ideas about methodology for educational and human development research. The opportunities for use of information technology in the natural sciences and how to use these in teaching. The guidelines in the National Curriculum for Compulsory Schools around the primary goals of teaching information technology and the role of information technology and communication of these in the general curriculum. The key concepts related to teachi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Theology, Doctorate

    Theology and Religious Studies: 180 credit doctorate programme The programme is a three year long research programme at the Faculty of Theology, University of Iceland. Admission requirements are a MA degree or a mag. theol. degree (Provisionally: or a cand. theol. degree) On completion of a Doctorate degree, the following criteria shall be fulfilled:   Knowledge and understanding Students possess extensive and in-depth understanding of main theories, principles, concepts and of the latest findings available within the field of Theology. The knowledge shall be more in-depth than that acquired at previous levels of study. Students have contributed important innovation to the field of study in the form of new knowledge or significant adaptation, innovative utilisation or interpretation of existing knowledge. Students are familiar with the systems used for funding research and research evaluation. They understand the practical purpose of research for academic, cultural and social purpose.   Type of knowledge Students possess knowledge and understanding which they have acquired from research carried out on individual basis. Students have initiated new knowledge, and its interpretation, with research or other acknowledged scholarly activities which measure up to reviews and critique of other scholars in the fields of Theology or religious studies.   Practical skills Students can apply critical analysis, evaluation and integration to new and complex projects. Students can tackle complex tasks which widen and/or redefi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. International Studies in Education, MA

    At the end of the program the following criteria should be met: Knowledge - The student should have comprehensive and systematic understanding of theories and perspectives in education studies in a global context. - The student should have developed knowledge in multicultural studies and international relations, and issues related to education, globalisation, sustainable development and development studies (see specialisations). - The student should should have comprehensive knowledge of problems and issues in educational studies in an international context. - The student should have an insight into education, life and work in different societies and be acquainted with different cultures and religions. Skills - The student should have ability to develop projects and contextualize them wit respect to theories and knowledge in education studies. - The student should be able to understand and deal with complex issues in a professional context. - The student should have ability to evaluate, analyse and gather scientific evidence and data. - The student should be able to understand and tackle copmlex issues in a professional context. - The student should be able to analyze and commnicate information, both numerically and in written language. Competence - The student should be able to use his or her knowledge and understanding in professional work and be able to support solutions to problems with arguments appropriate to the field. - The student should be able to evaluate when different methods of analyses are approp ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Accounting and Auditing, M.Acc.

    The M.Acc programme (Master of Accounting and Auditing) assumes that, already at the commencement of their studies, students will manifest independent work procedures, plan their own work and comply with the timing requirements laid down in the programme. Prerequisites comprise a first class average grade from a basic university programme in business studies with special emphasis on accounting. In the event that this path of study had a different area of emphasis, the student in question will have to attend a preparatory course. New recruits must have completed approximately nine BS courses, with a first class average grade, in order to be able to embark on the Master’s  programme. Objectives from the European Union, on which the programme is based, specify the knowledge required of a chartered accountant; consequently there is little or no flexibility in the choice of courses.The learning outcomes reflect the information outlined above and define the knowledge, skills and competence students gain through their course of study and are expected to have mastered upon its completion. Knowledge outcomes define the academic knowledge attained by the students during their studies, and skills outline the standards used to assess the students’ proficiency in  applying their knowledge. Finally, competence illustrates the students’ professional ability after completing their studies. 1. Knowledge  1.1 The student possesses an understanding of the purpose and aim of financial reporting and auditing, both with regard to th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. French Studies, BA

    Knowledge and understanding 1.    Students have mastered the basic concepts, methods and theories in the area of language and culture, economic and national life, history, literature and art.2.    Students have a knowledge and understanding of the complexity of French as a language and the many cultures it reflects. 3.    Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in scholarly pursuits or in their profession.4.    Students possess the skills to find arguments for theoretical or practical solutions in the area of study. Type of knowledge 1.    Students have adopted the language as language users and are acquainted with the studies regarding it (grammar, linguistics). 2.    Students have acquired a comprehensive knowledge of the cultural and literary histories of French-speaking nations. 3.    Students have gained knowledge and understanding in one or more specialised area within the field of study (linguistics, translation, literature, culture, national life or history). The scope of students' knowledge covers the most recent findings in the subject. Practical skills 1.    Students are able to read and understand demanding and complicated texts of a variety of types and recognise their direct and indirect meanings. 2.    Students are able to express themselves fluently and without hindrance (without having to search for terms or expressions) and differentiate subtleties of meaning, even in complex contexts.3.    Students are able to use the language effectively for social and academic purposes an ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Food Science, BS

    Type of knowledge The student possesses comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the scientific background of the subjects of food science. The knowledge is based on the latest developments in the field. The student has acquired knowledge by attending courses and carrying out practical exercises and small projects in the field of food science. Knowledge ability and skills On completion of the bachelor degree the student should have fulfilled the following criteria: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student knows and understands the basic principles of mathematics, physics, chemistry, microbiology, nutrition, engineering, processing and quality assurance that are of relevance to food science.1.2. The student knows the structure and properties of food components, including water, carbohydrates, protein, lipids, other nutrients and food additives. The student knows the chemistry of changes occurring during processing, storage and utilization as well as principles, methods, and techniques of qualitative and quantitative physical, chemical, and biological analyses of food and food ingredients.1.3. The student knows pathogenic, spoilage and beneficial microorganisms. The student understands the influence of the food system on the growth and survival of microorganisms. The student know how to control micro- organisms in food systems and how to carry out cleaning and sanitation.1.4. The student knows the characteristics of raw food material. Principles of food preservation including low and high temperatures, ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Foreign Language Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed.

    On graduation, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. At the end of the undergraduate programme Foreign Language Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed., the student is expected to know and understand: Government policy on education and culture, the Icelandic educational system and the working environment, i.e., the operation of the school system, the Act on Compulsory Schools, and the role of trade and labour unions for teachers. International agreements on education, human development, school operations, human rights and diversity. The goals and guidelines of the national curriculum on school operations and particularly on the teaching of English and Danish. The main components on which education is based, i.e., school history, social sciences, philosophy, multiculturalism, and the theories of learning and development. The primary educational theories and research in educational studies and human development. The concepts, theories, models, and research on curriculum development, assessments, and school evaluations. The primary ideas and theories on language classes and teaching languages. The nature of different teaching methods in teaching languages. The rationale behind word classes, assembling sentences, grammar, and grammatical concepts with the goal of being able to apply them in teaching. Various methods for analysing texts in foreign languages. The structure and content of his or her specialized field of study or subjects and learning and teaching methods. The teaching material used in his or he ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Museum Studies, MA

    Knowledge Degree holders possess knowledge of the field of museology, which entails that holders: Have attained a good knowledge of museology, theories and concepts. Are aware of what makes up an academic explanation. Have developed a critical perspective Have attained good general knowledge of the main features of museology and detailed knowledge of the field. Have attained a knowledge of the main research methodologies used within the field of museology and a good working knowledge of approaches within the field. Have attained a comprehensive understanding of good museum practices. Know how to apply critical evaluation processes. Skills Degree holders can apply the methods and procedures of the field of museology, which entails that holders: Have learned how to work independently and learned how to present material in a scholarly fashion. Can apply museological approaches to given projects. Know how to analyse material independently and can apply them critically. Have the ability to work in groups and direct the work of others. Know how to evaluate the quality of museological research and practices. Competences Degree holders can apply their knowledge and skills in a practical way in their profession and for further studies, which entails that holders: Have learned how to present (written, practical) work in a professional and scholarly manner. Know how to acquire research and/or source material in the field and prepare them for preservation and analysis. Can provide logical explanations for the importance of ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Media and Communication Studies, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge The student has general understanding of main theories and concepts applied in media and communication studies. The student has a general understanding of selected fields within media and communication studies. The student can analyse and evaluate the main characteristics of the Icelandic media and communication systems. Skills The student can gather academic information, assess and analyze it in professional context. The student can make independent decisions and provide professional arguments to support them. The student can utilize his/her knowledge and understanding in the resolution of new projects in the field media and communications studies. The student can present academic problems clearly and decisively, verbally and in writing. Competence The student has a more extensive overview and additional understanding of the subjects of media and communication studies. The student has developed the necessary learning skills and practices to pursue further studies at the second level. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Small State Studies: Small States in the International System, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge, Skills and Competence At the conclusion of the diploma program, the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and comptetence beyond that achieved at the previous level, as listed below: Knowledge The student has general understanding of the theories and concepts of Small State Studies. The student has a general understanding of selected fields within Small State Studies. Skills The student can gather academic information, assess and analyze it in professional context. The student can make independent decisions and provide professional arguments to support them.  The student can utilize his/her knowledge and understanding in the resolution of projects in the field of Small State Studies.  The student has a more extensive overview and additional understanding of the subjects of Small State Studies.  The student can present academic problems clearly and decisively, verbally and in writing. Competence The student has developed the necessary learning skills and practices to pursue further studies at the second level. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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