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Qualification: Information Technology Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed.

Information Technology Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed.

Qualification Information

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 teaching information technology in schools and their connection with social and professional development.
  • Methods for teaching information technology that focus on literacy, creativity, finding information, problem solving, project-based learning, puzzle solving, cooperation and/or networking.
  • How information technology can support learning and development and the tools, teaching methods, and educational progress are useful for this.
  • Guidelines for responsible internet use and issues related to computers and the internet.
  • The influence of information technology and dissemination on people’s daily lives, relations, and democracy.

Skills. At the end of the undergraduate programme Information Technology Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed., the student is expected to:

  • Actively participate in teaching and selection of course materials.
  • Assess the development and needs of students and assign suitable topics.
  • Apply course materials, tools, software and other technological solutions to course planning and teaching.
  • Assess educational progress and learning outcomes in relation to set goals.
  • Set and work according to work goals based on the national curriculum.
  • Work on innovation, curriculum development, school development, and personal development.
  • Use the possibility of language and multimedia tools to convey his or her knowledge and experience.
  • Research and evaluate working methods according to recognised methods of educational research.
  • Collaborate and communicate with students on their learning, social interactions, and well-being.
  • Collaborate with the parents of students, colleagues, and other professionals within and outside the school.
  • Organise a wide range of teaching on natural resources that takes into account the ideas and experiences of students.
  • Plan course and teaching built on a various types of information technology, online learning environments, and mobile technology.
  • Plan to work with students in online workshops and other non-traditional study methods.
  • Follow professional and academic developments in the field of information technology and take part in creating and disseminating knowledge, for example in educational outlets or social networks.
  • Connect information technology with other subjects in a topical, connected, interdisciplinary, local, and global manner.

Competences. At the end of the undergraduate programme Information Technology Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed., the student is expected to:

  • Address the social and political context of a teacher’s work in the school.
  • Take part in multifaceted communication and collaboration at work on the organisation of the school and teaching, as well as on his or her own attitude, disposition, work process, and professionalism.
  • Link the knowledge, skills, experiences, and ethics of being a teacher.
  • Work independently and in an organised manner, set goals, create work plans and schedules and follow them.
  • Share an interest in the community outside the school with students, i.e., language, culture, art, and other current events both inside and outside Iceland.
  • Teach students to respect themselves, others, and their environment.
  • Cultivate and discuss societal values in relation to the objectives in the Act on Compulsory Schools.

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