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  1. Upper Secondary School Teaching, MA

    On completion of a Master's degree the student shall: Knowledge and understanding Know and understand the main methods and theories associated with the respective field of schooling Have an understanding of current research in the respective field, including nature of the research and key findings Be familiar with public school policy and national curricula, as well as international and domestic ethical guidelines related to the work of teachers Have knowledge of teaching materials and instructor guides in their field, their role, attributes, and research related to their use Have knowledge and understanding select methods, theories, and research in the fields of pedagogy, assessment, and school development Have a working knowledge of the main components of educational research methods Have an overview of diverse teaching and assessment methods in their own field Understand the structure and professional practices of upper secondary schools. Skills Be able to apply select research methods appropriate for the respective field of study, and for schooling and upper secondary schooling in general Be able to prepare lessons and assessments Be able to use teaching technology and software for teaching Be able to teach their subject in varied circumstances in an upper secondary school setting and in grades 8-10 Be able to make independent professional decisions and support them on the basis of theories of teaching and learning Be prepared to write course materials for their field, either alone or in collaboration wit ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Anthropology, BA

    Knowledge, ability and skillsAt the conclusion of the program, the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and ability as stated below: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1 The student possesses thorough knowledge of the basic ideas, theories and concepts of anthropology.1.2 The student understands what a theoretical explanation is and the anthropological comparison.1.3 The student has learned to apply a critical anthropological perspective and is familiar with theoretical debates on his/her own society and others.1.4 The student has an overview of the main issues in the development of Homo sapiens and the history of human society as well as different types of society and the distinguishing features of Icelandic society.1.5 The student has detailed knowledge of some of the particular fields within anthropology.1.6 The student is familiar with the main research methods of anthropology and has a thorough understanding of qualitative methods.1.7 The student understands the basic concepts of critiquing sources.1.8 The student has an understanding of different perspectives in the research of mankind and human societies 2. Practical and theoretical ability2.1 The student has adopted independent working methods and mastered anthropological discourse in written and oral presentation. 2.2 The student can apply the methods of anthropology in limited tasks.2.3 The student has mastered professional skills in presenting written work.2.4 The student can work independently and in an organized manner on delimited subjects withi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Anthropology, MA

    Knowledge, skills and abilities At the end of the course of study, the student will have proved her-/himself to have attained all of the skills and abilities that have been reached at the end of BA study, but can in addition now also demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities: 1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. 1. The student has a detailed knowledge and clear understanding of a particular field of anthropology. 1.2. 2. The student has a good overview of the different viewpoints, methods and ideas of their field of research. 1.3. 3. The student has a good knowledge of a particular research method, its history and its strengths and weaknesses. 1.4. 4. The student has attained a good knowledge of the cross-cultural and historical context of his research field and differing viewpoints taken towards it within the fields of anthropology. 1.5. 5. The student has attained a knowledge of the various available research funds, and knows how to assemble an application for such funding. 2. Practical and academic skills 2.1. The student knows how to apply their knowledge and skills as a means of dealing with a particular problem within the fields of anthropology. 2.2. The student has the ability to take part in academic discussion concerning matters  of disagreement within the fields of anthropology. 2.3. The student has attained the ability to explain anthropological conclusions not only for other scholars but also the public at large. 2.4. The student can both identify and employ the main means of ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Applied Translation Studies, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has gained a good foundation in the history of applied translation in Iceland and elsewhere.1.2. The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the concepts, methods and theories of translation and translation studies.1.3. The student is able to understand specialized topics in the field of translation, and has been trained in their main areas, not least those defined by the Directorate General Translation of the European Commission.a) The ability to provide translation services.b) Communication skills (general proficiency).c) Professional activities (translation-related professional skills).d) Language skills.e) Interpersonal skills.a. Sociolinguistic knowledge (LSP, dialects, registers).b. Text-based knowledge.f) Ability to acquire information in the fields of study.g) Knowledge of specific fields of study.h) Technical skills in the field of translation (computer-aided translation, translation memories, etc.).1.4 The student has acquired specialized translational knowledge in three languages, Icelandic and two foreign languages.1.5 The student has gained general knowledge of the culture and governance of the countries in which his foreign languages are spoken, as well as knowledge of the European Union's infrastructure.   2 Type of knowledge2.1 The master's student knows important topics and issues that are discussed in international and international translation and translation.2.2 The master's student has acquired his / her knowledge of applied trans ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Classical Languages, Diploma

    The aim of the Diploma in Classical Languages is to enable the students to acquire or strengthen their knowledge of Ancient Greek and Latin in preparation for further studies within the humanities:  – They should acquire knowledge of both Ancient Greek and Latin as well as some insight into the history, culture and civilization of classical antiquity; – They should be able to use their knowledge of the classical languages in order to read classical sources in the original languages.   1. Knowledge and understanding At the successfult completion of the course of study the student has acquired basic knowledge of the classical languages. This entails at the minimum:  1.1 that the student has basic knowledge of both Ancient Greek and Latin grammar and syntax; 1.2 that the student has acquired a basic vocabulary of both Ancient Greek and Latin; 1.3 that the student is familiar with select texts by classical authors.   2. Practical skills At the successfult completion of the course of study the student has acquired the ability to read original Ancient Greek and Latin texts at the intermediate level and is able to apply some methods of classical grammatical theory and philology in order to explain them. This entails at the minimum:  2.1 that the student is able to read, understand, and translate original texts in Ancient Greek and Latin in both prose and poetry. 2.2 that the student is able to explain the grammar and syntax of the original text and justify their translation. 2.3 that the student is able to assess inde ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Graduate Education for Compulsory School Teachers, M.Ed.

    Intended learning outcomes: Knowledge. – On completion of study students should be able to identify and explain the main elements of the Icelandic school system regarding legislation, regulations, and international resolutions related to schooling, rights and responsibilities explain important development projects and innovative ideas common in compulsory schools define and compare theories and research that explains how compulsory schools function explain and identify philosophical, sociological and psychological theories behind various ideologies affecting the development of compulsory schools identify and select proper learning methods and teaching styles according to educational context and various groups of students identify theoretical presumptions supporting their special fields of study, and the epistemological evolution and issues of opinion related to those fields of study explain the role and nature of information and communication technology in schools explain the importance of educational research, and how to process and apply research data and findings identify basic ideas about teacher professionalism, ethics and teachers´code of professional conduct explain and construe literacy as presented in international surveys like OECD PISA and IEA PIRLS Skills. – On completion of study students should be able to organize teaching and learning for various age groups and subject areas and sort out appropriate materials and tools to use with regard to aims and learning outcomes develop rich learning enviro ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Danish, Minor

    1.    Knowledge and understanding 1.1.    Students have mastered the main concepts in the field of language and culture, business, literature, national life and history.1.2.    Students have acquired a fundamental 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 as language users and are familiar with the studies on it. 2.2.    Students have acquired a fundamental knowledge of the culture and literary history of Denmark.2.3.    Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in daily life and/or within their professional. 3.    Practical skills 3.1.    Students are able to understand many kinds of texts and comprehended their direct and indirect meaning. 3.2.    Students are able to express themselves unimpeded and with good pronunciation.3.3.    Students are able to use the language successfully in a social, academic and professional setting.3.4.    Students are able to write clear, detailed and well-structured texts on various topics. 3.5.    Students have demonstrated their command of vocabulary, style and techniques in producing well-ordered and straightforward texts. 4.    Theoretical skills4.1.    Students are able to summarise information from various oral and written sources by reconstructing arguments and narratives in a coherent manner.4.2.    Students possess the skills to rationalise theoretical or practical solutions in the field. 5.    General learning skill ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Economics, Doctorate

    Knowledge:Degree holders possess specialised knowledge within a subfield of business administration. This entails that holders: possess extensive and comprehensive understanding of main theories, principles, concepts and the latest findings available, especially in the subfield of business administration that the doctoral dissertation deals with. have initiated the generation of new knowledge and its interpretation with research or other acknowledged scholarly activities that measure up to peer reviews and critique have contributed important innovation in the form of new knowledge, innovative utilisation or interpretation of existing knowledge ·demonstrate their awareness of science ethics and that they have formed a considered opinion regarding their own research and that of others, based on their own ethical consciousness. Skills:Degree holders can apply specialised methods and procedures of a subfield of business administration. This entails that holders: can conceptualise and implement extensive research that expand and/or redefine the existing methodology of the subfield of business administration. can explore or develop projects that tackle new challenges and subjects within the of the subfield of business administration. have full command over basic skills, technology, methods, material and sources connected to  the subfield of business administration. can apply critical analysis, evaluation and integration to new and complex projects can apply general and specialised research tools and research techn ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Geography, MS

    Definition A two-year theoretical and practical programme of studies at level 4 in geography in the Faculty of Life and Envionmental Sciences, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The programme provides 120 ECTS units of credit and qualifies for the degree of magister scientiarum, MS. The entrance requirements are a BS degree in geography or a comparable qualification, usually completed with the marks 6.5 or higher. The scope of the research project shall be 60 ECTS units. The MS degree provides access to third cycle doctorate studies. Type of knowledge The student possesses significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information and research in the field of geography.The student has acquired knowledge by attending courses and carrying out research in a specific area of geophysics. Knowledge ability and skills On completion of the masters degree 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 broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of a selected subject area within geography and has acquired systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge within that area and the research methods used. 1.2. The student has acquired deeper knowledge of the application of geography in his/her area of expertise.1.3. The student knows the methods and tools that are used in his/her area of expertise.1.4. The student is able to use his/her knowle ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. International Affairs, Postgraduate Diploma

    Upon completion of the diploma program the student is able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as listed below. This entails that the student: Knowledge Has general understanding of the theories and concepts of International Affairs. Has a general understanding of selected fields within International Affairs. Skills Can gather academic information, assess and analyze it in professional context. TCan make independent decisions and provide professional arguments to support them. Can utilize his/her knowledge and understanding in the resolution of new projects in the field of International Affairs. Can present academic problems clearly and decisively, verbally and in writing.  Compenences Has a more extensive overview and additional understanding of the subjects of International Affairs. Has developed the necessary learning skills and practices to pursue further studies at the second level. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland