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  1. Teaching Information Technology, M.Ed.

    On completion of the programme, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. On completion of the programme Teaching Information Technology, M.Ed., the student is expected to know and understand: The status of the Icelandic school system in regards to international agreements connected to education and human development, such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Salamanca Declaration. Legislation and regulations relating to schooling and the rights and obligations of employees and students in the school system. The role of the national curriculum and how it shapes teaching of individual subjects and work in schools as a whole. The philosophical, historical, social and psychological premises behind different policies of curriculum and assessment. Diverse learning and teaching methods and their theoretical grounds. The role and characteristics of information and communication technology in the school. Methods of educational research and processes and the use of research findings. Fundamental issues in professionalism in the teaching profession and ethical rules and boundaries. How to integrate knowledge, apply complex subjects, and present a reasoned opinion. How to explain the basic concepts, principles, and theories of natural sciences that are taught in elementary schools and link them to the students’ way of life, technology, the structure of society, and the environment. The possibilities that information technology offers in teaching the natural sciences and ways to organise teaching t ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Business Finance, MS

    After completing the programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as outlined below: The students’ knowledge comprises the following: The student has an understanding of finance and is familiar with the main theories relating to the discipline. The student possesses an understanding of key methods used in financial research and practical knowledge relating to techniques of analysis and data processing. The student has a knowledge of theories and methods used to describe the operations, performance and financial strengths of companies. The student is familiar with the operational environment of companies and the impact of main macroeconomic aggregates on corporate finance and financial markets. The students’ skills comprise the following: The student is able to conduct a theoretical examination of financial issues and select an appropriate method for their solution. The student is able to analyse and solve complex issues with regard to corporate finance and financial markets, applying methods based on a sound theoretical foundation and, in relevant cases, empirical arguments. The student is able to present his/her conclusions and analysis in a lucid and critical manner, supported with sound arguments, whether it be in Icelandic or English. The student is able to acquire specialised documents and data, evaluate those and draw the relevant conclusions. The student is able to prepare and implement a research plan. The student is able to locate, select and gather information by ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Computer Engineering, Doctorate

    Definition A three-year academic and applied research-oriented graduate programme at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the University of Iceland. The programme is 210 credits leading to the degree of philosophiae doctor, Ph.D. Admission requirements are a research oriented MS degree or equivalent. Knowledge, competence and skills On completion of the doctoral examination the student can demonstrate knowledge, competence and skills as detailed below: 1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1  The student has gained extensive and detailed knowledge of the main theories, fundamental aspects, concepts and methods in a chosen area in the field of computer engineering.1.2  The student has adopted innovative and critical thinking in his research activities and can present and develop theoretical concepts in his field.1.3  The student understands the nature of scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of the scientist, including aspects relating to confidentiality, copyright, ethics and intellectual property rights of results and data.1.4  The student has taken the initiative in creating new knowledge and in interpreting this knowledge with research that has withstood inspection and review by academics in the field in question.1.5  The student is an expert in the field he has researched and his research is considered a significant contribution to the research field in question.1.6  The student knows the processes of funding research and understands ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Education studies, Minor

    At the end of the program the following criteria should be met: Knowledge - The student is familiar with the main theories of pedagogy and education. - The student has an overview of the history and key readings of pedagogy and education from the beginning until the current period. - The student has an overview of the developmental path of humans from birth to adulthood and ways to enhance general development and civic awareness in a democratic society. Skills - The student demonstrates independent working methods and can express him-/herself about his/her academic subject verbally and in writing. - The student can use critique of his/her work and make sensible use of comments. Competence - The student knows the basics in elaborate critiquing of sources and can handle many types of sources. - The student has an understanding of what makes for elaborate and approved academic work. - The student can argue for the importance of pedagogical and educational knowledge in modern society. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Icelandic, BA

    1. Knowledge1.1. Students adopt a critical viewpoint and can manifest the position and significance of Icelandic literature and language in contemporary society.1.2. Students have a clear overview of the history of Icelandic literature from its beginning to the present, know the principal literary genres, and have gained extensive knowledge and understanding in a chosen field of literature.1.3. Students have a good overview of both Modern and Old Icelandic language, recognise the principal language transitions that have occurred and are occurring, and have gained extensive knowledge and understanding in a chosen field of the language.1.4. Students have a critical understanding of different viewpoints and theories, which can be used in researching Icelandic language and/or literature. 1.5. Students are acquainted with diverse research methods in literature and/or linguistics and can apply several of these to Icelandic linguistic or literary subject matter.   2. Skills2.1. Students have acquired independent working methods and mastered scholarly presentation skills in both written language and oral expression. 2.2. Students work independently and methodically on diverse literary and grammatical topics.2.3. Students have demonstrated the ability to manage their own research on a specific and interesting topic. 2.4. Students know the fundamentals of thorough source evaluation, are familiar with the use of primary sources and use them in their own investigations.2.5. Students can express themselves clearly and metho ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Medieval Icelandic Studies, MA

    1.    Knowledge and understanding:1.1.    The student has good knowledge and clear comprehension of how to scrutinize Icelandic medieval texts in the original language, explain them and put them in an academic context based on selected methods and theories. 1.2.    The student has a broad perception of diverse views, methods and ideas that drive research in Icelandic medieval studies. 1.3.    A master's student has obtained an understanding in an organized manner of the latest knowledge in his academic field. 1.4.    The student can use his knowledge and understanding in his research and can take a reasoned stance on problems in medieval Icelandic studies. 2.    Type of knowledge:2.1.    The master's student is familiar with important matters and problems that are debated in Icelandic medieval studies in the international arena. 2.2.    The student has gained his knowledge in Icelandic medieval studies both with participation in specialised courses, symposia or seminars and his own research. 3.    Practical competence3.1.    The master's student can gather, analyse and evaluate scientific data.3.2.    The student can write synopses and papers for academic conferences and can write articles for publication in journals.3.3.    The student has developed the ability to work independently and is prepared to write books on subjects in the area of medieval studies, on his own or with others.3.4.    The master's student understands and can deal with complex matters in an academic context.  4.    Theoretical skills4.1 ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Danish, Diploma

    The objectives of the 60 ECTS diploma study programme in Danish are that students: – acquire a solid practical basic knowledge of the Danish language and good skills in its usage – acquire basic cultural literacy for communication with people from Denmark – are able to use the language, both orally and in writing, to engage in communication in most everyday situations and selected occupational situations.    1. Knowledge: On graduation, students possess knowledge in the field of Danish. This includes that students: 1.1 have acquired a solid vocabulary for most everyday situations and selected occupational situations 1.2 have acquired solid knowledge of the structures of the Danish language 1.3 have gained insight into selected concepts and theories regarding language, communication and societal life within the field of studies.   2. Skills: On graduation, students can use the Danish language and apply methods and work procedures in the field of Danish for practical purposes. This includes that students are able to: 2.1  tackle written and oral texts in most general and selected work-related areas, comprehending their direct and indirect meaning 2.2 write clear and well-structured texts on various general subjects and selected work-related subjects 2.3 use the language successfully in both everyday life and selected work-related areas.   3. Competence: On graduation, students can utilise their knowledge and skills in a profession or in further studies. This includes that students: 3.1 have acquired the necessary ...

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

      MUSEOLOGY/ MUSEUM STUDIES Knowledge, skills and abilities On completion of study, the student should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities: 1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1 The student should have a knowledge of the basic precepts, theories, facts and concepts of Museology. 1.2 The student should understand the critical viewpoints used in Museology. 1.3 The student should have a general overview of the main features of Museology and Museum Studies. 1.4 The student should have an understanding of the different viewpoints and methods used un research in Museology. 1.5 The student should have attained basic skills in the key research methods used in Museology. 1.6 The student should have attained basic skills in the assessment of source value and be able to work with sources in a recognised fashion, making his/ her own value assessments. 2. Practical and academic skills 2.1 The student should be able to apply the basic knowledge she/ he has learnt of the methodology used in Museology. 2.2 The student should know how to collect materials for use in basic projects in Museology, and know how to separate general features from those which have greater importance (i.e. know how to "separate the wheat from the chaff" in source materials). 2.3 The student should be able to explain basic concepts and approaches used in Museology research. 2.4 The student should have attained a critical way of thinking about Museology. 3. Communication skills 3.1 The student can work independently and ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Preschool Education, Diploma

    Knowledge and understanding. On completion of undergraduate study in preschool studies, students are expected to have gained knowledge and understanding of the Icelandic education system and of teachers’ working environment, including school management, preschool legislation and the role of teachers’ professional associations and unions international agreements and the school-political context of education and learning, the organisation of school practices, human rights and children’s diversity major theories, concepts  and academic methods forming the foundation of early education preschool studies: school history, social sciences, philosophy, educational and developmental psychology variety in preschool practice which takes social diversification into account guidelines of the national preschool curriculum, pillars of education and emphases of preschool subject fields major ideas, models and theories of curriculum development, organisation and management of preschool practices technological solutions in preschool practices, such as texts, multimedia and communication Ability. On completion of undergraduate study, students are expected to have gained ability to analyse preschool topic areas according to the objectives of preschool practices and children‘s diverse ways of learning organise and participate in education and learning with children organise a learning environment for a diverse group of children keep track of professional and academic discussion of school practice, taking account of these discussion ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Tourism Studies, BS

    DefinitionThree years long academic undergraduate study programme at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences. The programme is approved of for the degree of baccalaureus scientarum, BS. Admission requirement is Matriculation Examination (Stúdentspróf: school leaving examination on the completion secondary school).   Type of knowledgeThe student possesses an extensive knowledge and understanding in tourism studies. The student is familiar with the most recent knowledge in the field of tourism studies. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland