The Directorate is an administrative institution in the field of education and its main objective is to improve quality and support progress in education in accordance with law and government policies, best evidence and international standards.
Knowledge, skills and competences
Degree holders possess knowledge of the field of folkloristics. This entails that holders:
1.1. have attained a good knowledge of folkloristic and ethnological theories and concepts.
1.2. have developed a critical folkloristic viewpoint and attained a good scholarly knowledge of popular culture
1.3. have attained good general knowledge of the main features of folkloristics and ethnology.
1.4. have attained an understanding of the viewpoints expressed within folkloristic and ethnological research.
1.5. have attained a knowledge of the main research methodologies used within the fields of folkloristics and ethnology.
1.6. know how to critically assess the quality of source materials and can make use of source materials in a recognised fashion as part of her/his own critical examinations.
Degree holders can apply the methods and procedures of the field of folkloristics. This entails that holders:
2.1. can apply the basic features of folkloristic and ethnological methodology that she/he has learnt.
2.2. know how to gather materials for simple projects within the field for folkloristics and ethnology and can separate distinguish key features from those of less importance.
2.3. have learnt how to explain the main concepts and approaches that are employed within folkloristic research.
Degree holders can apply their knowledge and skills in a practical way in their profession and/or further studies. This entails that holders:
3.1. are independent and show initiative in their studies.
3.2. know how to explain folkloristic and ethnological phenomena, and can provide logical explanations for her/ his conclusions.
3.3. know how to use the most common forms of information technology.
3.4. know how to think critically
3.5. have attained the necessary academic skills to be able to take on further academic study.
3.6. have the ability to study independently, to organise their work and their time, and to keep to time plans.
3.7. have attained the necessary academic skills to maintain their knowledge.