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  1. Mathematics Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed.

    On graduation, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. At the end of the undergraduate programme Mathematics 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 mathematics. 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 fundamentals of mathematics upon which compulsory school mathematics are based. Selected concepts that are the backbone of teaching and learning mathematics. Methods to increase understanding and interest in mathematics. 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 provisions in the National Curriculum for ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Spanish, BA

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students have mastered the basic concepts, methods and theories in the area of language and culture, economic and national life, history, literature and art.1.2. Students have a knowledge and understanding of the complexity of Spanish as a language and the many cultures it reflects. 1.3. Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in scholarly pursuits or in their profession.1.4. Students possess the skills to find arguments for theoretical or practical solutions in the area of study. 2. Type of knowledge 2.1. Students have adopted the language as language users and are acquainted with the studies regarding it (grammar, linguistics). 2.2. Students have acquired a comprehensive knowledge of the cultural and literary histories of Spanish-speaking nations. 2.3. 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. 3. Practical skills 3.1. Students are able to read and understand demanding and complicated texts of a variety of types and recognise their direct and indirect meanings. 3.2. 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.3.3. Students are able to use the language effectively for social and academic purposes a ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Danish, BA

    1.    Knowledge and understanding 1.1.    Students have mastered the main concepts, methods and theories in the field of language and culture, business and national life, history, literature and art.1.2.    Students have acquired a knowledge and understanding of the diversity of Danish as a language and of the varying cultures it reflects. 2.    Type of knowledge 2.1.    Students have acquired the language and know its rules and language usage and other teachings relating to it (grammar, linguistics). 2.2.    Students have acquired an extensive knowledge of the literary and cultural history of the Danes and also knowledge of the principal literary concepts and theories.2.3.    Students have gained knowledge and a distinct understanding in a few specialised areas within the field (translation, history, literature, culture, national life, business Danish, Danish for tourism, the teaching of Danish as a foreign language and the link between Danes and Icelanders in the past and present). The scope of knowledge includes the most recent findings in the field. 3.    Practical skills 3.1.    Students are able to understand many kinds of challenging and complex texts and comprehended their direct and indirect meaning. 3.2.    Students are able to express themselves unimpeded and fluently with correct pronunciation (without needing to search for words or expressions) and differentiate subtleties of meaning even in different contexts.3.3.    Students are able to use the language, both in discussions and in writing, persu ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Sociology, Minor

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the course of study, the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as listed below: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.2 The student has general knowledge of the theories, presumptions, concepts and methods of sociology.1.3 The student is familiar with some of the field's subjects.1.4 The student is familiar with the main concepts of sociology.1.5 The student knows the main presumptions and concepts in social scientific methods.1.6 The student is familiar with sociological research methods, including surveys, interviews and demographic data analysis. 2. Practical Skills and Ability2.1 The student can explain the main concepts of sociology and apply them in an acknowledged academic manner.2.2 The student can relate research questions and theories. 2.3 The student can work independently and is able to put forth academic texts, verbally and in writing. 3. Theoretical Ability3.1 The student can apply the theories, concepts and methods of sociology in limited fields.3.2 The student can gather information through approved methods and produce academic texts according to the approved methods and rules of the field.3.3 The student can clearly and concisely present academic texts. 4. Communication Skills and Information Literacy4.1 The student can gather information according to approved academic methods and write academic texts according to the rules in the field. 5. General Learning Skills5.1 The student has acquired the necessary learning skills t ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Information Science, MA

    At the conclusion of the masters program, a student shall have achieved the following benchmarks, in addition to those acquired at the previous level of study:   Knowledge Discuss key theories, models, definitions and methods in information science. Use their knowledge and understanding to deal with theoretical assignments in information science. Argue for professional solutions in the field of information science. Discuss the main strengths and weaknesses of different methods in the field of information science. Discuss development and innovation in information science. Through research broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of specialized field within information science.    Skills Take professional decisions based on the existing knowledge in information science and critical assessment of subjects and circumstances. Use expertise in organizing, searching, evaluating, analysing, and sharing information in any form. Discuss different information systems within information science, is able to use them and manage their implementation within organizations. Have developed work methods that are accepted within the field of information science. Connect knowledge and understanding of information science to develop new projects in an interdisciplinary context. Deal independently with complex subjects in the field of information science.    Competence Define research topics and research questions independently and professionally. Initiate research and development projects in their field of expertise, can manage proje ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Comparative Literature, Doctorate

    1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. Doctoral students possess a clear and in-depth of all the fundamental elements of their special field of knowledge, as well as its main theories, concepts and terms and most recent developments. The level of understanding and expertise will be more extensive and deeper than that required at the previous degree level.1.2. Doctoral students possess a firm grasp of their field of specialisation and show an excellent knowledge of all elements pertaining to that area field of specialisation.1.3. Doctoral students are able to make important and innovatory contributions to their field of specialisation, either in the form of new knowledge or in the innovative utilisation and interpretation of previous knowledge.1.4. Doctoral students possess a good understanding of the scientific and methodological aspects of the subject, both those that apply to its theory and to the general body of opinion concerning the subject, its ideas and ethical standards.1.5. Doctoral students will be well aware of the financing of scientific research, how it is externally assessed and its practical application.. 2. Types of knowledge 2.1. Doctoral students possess an extensive knowledge and understanding that they have developed via their own research and independent contribution, considered as important to their field of expertise.2.2. Doctoral students have defined and presented original ideas in a clear manner and evolved new knowledge on the basis of substantial research that ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Midwifery, cand. obst.

    Knowledge and SkillsThe student expands on the knowledge, skills, and ability that he or she developed during previous studies bachelor studies in nursing and has developed a basic knowledge of midwifery during the first year. The student exhibits an increased and deeper understanding and has a more extensive outlook on the profession of midwifery by the end of studies. 1 Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student possesses basic and specialized knowledge in the field of midwifery pertaining to the process of childbirth, pregnancy, welfare, assisted labor, confinement, adjustment to parental roles, and female and reproductive health.1.2 The student is familiar with the ideology, concepts, and methods in midwifery and is able to engage in discussions and criticism of various ideologies related to labor in a cultural context.1.3 The student employs his or her knowledge and understanding of the work of the midwife and possesses the skills to theoretically, rationalize clinical decision-making in midwifery. 2 Type of Knowledge2.1 The student demonstrates extensive knowledge and understanding in the field of midwifery, based on the most up-to-date information and research.2.2 The student demonstrates specialized knowledge to analyze individual needs of women and their families in the childbearing process and to offer information, teaching, and support.2.3 The student demonstrates knowledge in reproductive health with a focus on contraceptive counseling.2.4 The student demonstrates specialized knowledge and clinic ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Danish, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding:1.1. The student has precise knowledge of one subject within his chosen field, i.e. in Danish language or linguistics, on the use of Danish in the employment sector or in Danish literature. He also has a broad perception of the diverse theories, methods and views that drive research in his academic field. 1.2. The master's student has systematically gained an understanding of the newest knowledge and research in his field of academic expertise.1.3. The student can use his skills in the language, knowledge and understanding in the implementation of his research and can take a reasoned stance on academic issues. 2. Type of knowledge:2.1. The master's student is familiar with important matters and problems that are debated in his chosen field and in a wider context, e.g. in Denmark or in the international arena. 2.2. The master's student has gained knowledge in his chosen field, with participation in specialised courses, seminars, conferences and through his own research. 3. Practical competence3.1. The master's student can gather, analyse and evaluate scientific data.3.2. The student has developed the ability to work independently on research and is prepared to write academic texts on issues in his chosen field, alone or with others, for publication in the appropriate manner. 3.3. The master's student understands and can deal with complex matters in an academic context. 3.4. The master's student can make use of his knowledge and competence for leisure or work, where specialised know ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Public Health Sciences, Ph.D.

    Knowledge, ability and skillsOn completion of doctoral studies in public health sciences the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the previous level: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has acquired extensive and deep understanding of the main theories, principles, concepts and the most recent findings within a selected area of public health sciences. He has deepened considerably his knowledge from that acquired at the previous levels. 1.2. The student has adopted an original and critical way of thinking as regards the area of research and is able to put forward and develop theoretical ideas. 1.3. The student possesses an understanding of the nature of scientific research and is aware of the rights and obligations of scientists, including matters concerning ethical conduct towards study participants and colleagues, discretion, copyright, ethics and intellectual property as regards results and data.1.4. The student has initiated the creation of new knowledge and its interpretation by means of research that has withstood analysis and critique by scholars in the relevant field.1.5. The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired through individual research which is considered an important contribution to the relevant field of research. 1.6. The student has knowledge of the systems used in the financing of research and its evaluation and understands how research is applied for academic, administrative as well as commercial purposes. 2. Practica ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Leisure Studies, BA

    Learning outcomes are statements of what a learner knows, understands and / or can demonstrate successfully after graduation. On completion of study the following criteria shall be fulfilled: Knowledge Upon graduation the student possesses knowledge and understanding relevant to the job. This means that the student: Is familiar with and has an understanding of leisure and its pedagogical value. Has gained a general understanding and insight into the basic theories and concepts in leisure studies, life skills, ethics, sociology, psychology, event management and outdoor education. Is familiar with recreation and leisure and the covenants, laws and regulations relating to it, such as activity-curriculums. Is familiar with and understands the theories, concepts and methods on which the work and responsibility of leisure- and social pedagogues is based, i.e. experience learning, democracy, informal education, leisure education and social pedagogy, and can utilise this knowledge in working with people of all ages. Knows the basic theories and approaches related to professionalism, management, strategy, efficiency, teamwork and successful partnership. Possesses current knowledge of issues relating to leisure, especially that of children, youth and the elderly. Has acquired the ability to incorporate new research, methods and solutions in the field in his or her own work Is familiar with the appropriate methods, tools and software that can increase people's quality of and participation in leisure activities, includin ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland