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  1. Icelandic as a second language, for Practical Purposes, Diploma

    1. Knowledge1.1. The student has acquired a basic knowledge of the Icelandic language system 1.2. The student can explain and catagorize the main grammatical concepts  2. Skills2.1. The student is able to understand discussions in Icelandic on basic issues relating to daily life2.2. The student is able to express her- or himself in Icelandic on basic issues relating to daily life2.3. The student is able to read and understand simple texts in Icelandic without much difficulty2.4. The student is able to write simple texts in Icelandic about everyday topics  3. Ability3.1. The student has developed the basic academic ability for studying and working independently to undertake further study ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Sociology, BA

    Knowledge, Ability and Skills At the conclusion of the course of study, the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as listed below: 1. Knowledge: After graduation a student has basic knowledge of sociology. The knowledge consists of: 1.1. knowledge of main theories and concepts of sociology 1.2. how a social phenomena is explained 1.3. sociological perspectives and distinguishing between a scholarly debate and other kinds of social discussion 1.4. an overview over the subjects of sociology 1.5. good knowledge of a few subfields of sociology 1.6. knowing main social research methods of sociology and understand what quantified and qualitative methodologies are 1.7. knowing how to distinguish between different text sources, quality of references, and how to use them 1.8. understanding the value of different types of sociological research 2. Skills After graduation a student should be able to use working methods of sociology. In order to: 2.1 work independently and be capable of completing a scholarly output, both in writing  and orally 2.2 apply sociological methods to specific tasks 2.3 demonstrate independence in defining and processing specific tasks by critically using different sources 2.4 be able to work independently and in a group situation 2.5 be able to assess and evaluate different types of sociological research 3. Competence After graduation a student be able to apply his or her knowledge in a work situation or in further studies: 3.1 able to study independently, organize ti ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Information Science, Postgraduate Diploma

    At the conclusion of the diploma, the student shall have obtained the following referents, in addition to those obtained at the previous level:   Knowledge Discuss key theories, models, definitions and methods in his line of specialization. Discuss professional activities in their field.   Skills Assess independently different ideologies in relation to their field of expertise. Have developed work methods that are accepted within the field of information science. Use their knowledge and understanding to deal with professional work in their field of expertise.    Competence Gather information on projects within their field of expertise and present it both in written text and orally. Use their knowledge and skills to solve projects in their field of specialization. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Engineering Physics, MS

    1. Knowledge1.1. The student possesses knowledge of scientific subjects and challenges.1.2. The students has acquired knowledge through research.1.3. The student can provide arguments for her/his own findings.1.4. The student can place the latest knowledge in context within the relevant specialised field.1.5. The student is familiar with the research methods within the respective scientific field.1.6. The student has knowledge of science ethics. 2. Skills2.1. The student has adopted relevant methods and procedures. 2.2.The student is capable of analyzing and imparting statistical information.2.3. The student can understand and tackle complex subjects in a professional context.2.4. The student can apply her/his knowledge and understanding in scientific and professional work.2.5. The student can use the relevant equipment, technology and software.2.6. The student can collect, analyze and evaluate scientific data.2.7. The student is innovative in developing and applying ideas.2.8. The student can apply her/his knowledge, understanding and proficiency in new and unfamiliar situations and in an interdisciplinary context.2.9. The student can develop projects and place them in context by applying methods based on scientific theories and/or experiments. 2.10. The student is capable of integrating knowledge, resolving complex issues and presenting an opinion based on the available information. 2.11. The student can effectively apply research methods and implement small-scale research projects.2.12. The student understan ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Leisure Studies, M.Ed.

    Knowledge This means that students: Possess knowledge in the field of leisure and recreation, such as theories of experiential and informal learning, life skills, risk-taking behaviour and prevention. Have acquired specific knowledge in the field of leisure and recreation studies with independent research and/or developmental work in the field. Have knowledge of research methods in the field of leisure studies. Have knowledge of ethics of research and professional ethics. Skills This means that students: Can apply theoretical knowledge and research findings to develop and organize leisure and educational programs. Are capable of leading pioneering projects and professional work, be original and develop new ways in the field of leisure and education. Can use reflection to strengthen professional development. Can collect, analyse and evaluate data, and present findings in an organized way. Competences This means that students: Have developed the necessary skills and insight to cope with new assignments and subjects at work. Can participate in professional discussions on concepts, definitions and theories that relate to leisure and education in modern society. Can initiate, organize and administrate research and pioneering-projects in the field of leisure and education. Can reflect and evaluate their ideas on the profession in light of new knowledge. Can communicate effectively, verbally and in written reports, on subjects and debates within their profession. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Teaching Social Sciences, M.Ed.

    On completion of the programme, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. At the end of the course Teaching Social Sciences, 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. The theoretical premises, key concepts, theories, and issues in the social sciences. Research ethics in the social sciences and examples in particular subjects focused on their development at the national and international level. Different expressions and appearances of the social sciences, such as through research, education material and in field lessons. Skills. On completion of the programme Teaching Social Sciences, M.Ed., the ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Social Work with Professional Recognition, MA

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the master's degree, the student shall have obtained the following referents, in addition to those obtained at the previous level: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of social work and has a systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge in the field, including the research methods applied in it.1.2 The student has gained a deeper knowledge of the practical uses of social work.1.3 The student is familiar with the theoretical basis, concepts and academic development about the professional relationship and ethics of social work, family theory and therapy, crisis theories and treatments, the diagnosis of psychiatric problems, and therapy with children, adolescents, couples and groups.1.4 The student can utilize his/her knowledge and understanding in professional work in his/her field.1.5 The student has acquired the skills to debate his/her research and its relations with the basis of knowledge and theories in the field.1.6 The student has acquired the skills to present a written survey of research related to his/her field of study. 2. Practical Skills and Ability2.1 The student can work according to the ethical code of conduct of social work.2.2 The student can employ all the main treatment methods of social work.2.3 The student can work in socio-psychological consultation and the treatment of individuals, families, and groups.2.4 The student can take care of policymaking in fields within social and he ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Career Counselling and Guidance, MA

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of course of study, the student shall have obtained the following referents, in addition to those obtained at the previous level: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has a general understanding of the history, development and ideology of educational and vocational counseling, and has broad knowledge of the work of such counselors, their working environment and ethical issues.1.2 The student has an extensive knowledge of the educational system and labor market as well as information services and a detailed knowledge of how these can be useful for career counseling and guidance.1.3 The student has through coursework and vocational training gained an extensive, detailed and critical knowledge of theories of career development and consultation, along with the methods employed in educational and vocational counseling.1.4 The student has broadened and deepened the basis of knowledge acquired at previous stages and linked it to subjects in the new academic field and employment.1.5 The student has extensive and critical knowledge of the latest theories and research in educational and vocational counseling along with the subjects and demanding problems in the field. 1.6 The student can utilize his/her knowledge and understanding to resolve his/her clients' problems and provide professional rationale with a reference to the scientific basis of knowledge within the field. 1.7 The student has an understanding of the role of research in gathering information. 2. Pract ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Bioengineering, MS

    Knowledge On completion of the study programme, the student shall be able to: Demonstrate wide and general knowledge in life sciences including genetics, microbiology, biochemistryand molecular biology , Demonstrate wide and general knowledge in mathematics, statistics, computer science and physics to use in solving engineering problems. Demonstrate extensive knowledge in specific scientific subjects of bioengineering such as protein engineering, bioprocesses,  instrumentation and mass and thermal transport. Place the latest knowledge in fields of bioengineering in context with theories and applications Present knowledge acquired through own research in a specialized field of bioengineering Discuss research and recent findings in bioengineering along with ethics in science Skills On completion of the study programme, the student shall be able to: Apply scientific research methods and academic theories to develop projects and solve complex problems Collect, analyze and evaluate scientific data and evaluate different research methods Run specific laboratory devices with confidence and responsibility Apply relevant software to analyze results and evaluate them statistically Plan and execute individual experiments related to bioengineering and analyzed the results scientifically Competence On completion of the study programme, the student shall be able to: Make decisions on a professional basis and justify them Discuss, explain and present bioengineering issues and communicate both with scholars as well as general ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. English, Doctorate

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. 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 standards1.5. 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 conforms to the standards se ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland