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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Bullying Intervention and Prevention, Postgraduate Diploma

    At the end of the course, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge The students know theories of healthy communication in school and leisure activities, the value of friendship, research on child and adolescent relationships, as well as on the relationship between children and professionals. The students know the latest research on bullying and known models of prevention of and response to bullying. The students know about research on social and emotional development, and theories of ethics in school and in leisure and informal learning. Skills The students can promote positive communication between children and ways to create a constructive communication culture. The students can participate in difficult conversations with an eye towards solutions, mutual respect, and empathy. The students can organise education and give advice on healthy communication, social and emotional development, group work, and solving difficult disputes. Competences The students can evaluate the culture of workplace with regard to communication and social relations. The students become leaders in the fields of healthy communication, social and emotional development, and prevention of bullying. The students can choose appropriate solutions and tools that support positive and healthy communication and prevent bullying, anger, and upset. The students can work independently and in cooperation with others to asses a situation and prepare an action plan. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Latin, BA

    The aim of the BA course in Latin is for the student to: – gain knowledge of Latin, an insight into the history, culture, and society of the classical period, as well as an awareness of the unique position held by the Latin language and the classical heritige today; – be able to use his or her knowledge and linguistic competence to read classical sources in the original language; – have fostered independent initiative and good work ethics which will prepare him or her for further study in the field.   1                    Knowledge: Degree holders have acquired knowledge of Roman studies.   This entails that holders:   1.1              have acquired general understanding and insight into select theories and concepts relevant to language and culture, history and literature within the filed;   1.2              have a firm grasp of Latin grammar and syntax;   1.3              have knowledge and understanding of: (i) selections of Roman literature in the original language; (ii) the contents, context, and history of Roman literature; (iii) the influence and legacy of Roman literature; (iv) basic Roman history; (v) the main features of contemporary theoretical debate within the field.   1.4              can distinguish between scholarly explanations and other explanations;   1.5              understand and know the state of the discipline in a wider context.     2                    Skills: Degree holders can apply methods and approaches in classical philology and classical studies.   This entails that holders:   2. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Medical Sciences, Doctorate

    Knowledge, ability and skillsOn completion of doctoral studies 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 health sciences or bio-medical 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 a 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. Practical abi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Pharmacy, Doctorate

    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences: 180 to 300-credit programme for a doctorate (Ph.D programme) Definition Three to five-year theoretical and practical postgraduate programme (research-based postgraduate programme) in pharmacy at the University of Iceland Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The programme is 180-300 credits at higher education cycle 3, and fully accredited to confer the title of philosophiae doctor, Ph.D. Admission requirements are a research-based MS degree or comparable qualification (90 credits) – or a BS degree (150 credits), generally completed with a grade of 7.25 or above. The research project shall be 180 credits following an MS degree or 300 credits following a BS degree. In the case of study for a doctorate, specific faculty rules apply. Knowledge, competence and skills On completing the doctorate, a student should have met the following criteria, in addition to those already met at lower levels: 1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. The student has attained an extensive and detailed understanding of the primary theories, basic principles, terminology and most recent knowledge in a selected field of pharmacy. The knowledge is significantly deeper than that acquired at lower levels of study. 1.2. The student possesses original and critical thinking skills regarding the research area and can present and develop academic ideas. 1.3. The student understands the nature of scientific research and knows the rights and responsibilities of researchers, including those pertaining to confidential ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Translation Studies, Postgraduate Diploma

    1.    Knowledge and understanding:1.1.    The student has received a good foundation in the history of translation in Iceland and beyond, particularly in the West.1.2.    The student has exact knowledge and a clear understanding of the concepts, methods and tenets of translation theory.1.3.    The student knows specialised aspects of translation theory and has received training in analysing, evaluating and translating varied texts, academic texts, literary texts and specialised professional texts. 2.    Type of knowledge:2.1.    The student has gained his knowledge in translation theory both through participation in specialised courses and through his own assignment work. 3.    Practical competence3.1.    The student has a good command of the use of translation memories, knows many on-line information sources and the essential terminology databases. 3.2.    The student knows the main methods that can be used to take translation decisions and knows how to advise those who use them.3.3.    The student knows the main software and electronic tools used for translation. 4.    Theoretical skills4.1.    The student can use the methods and idiomatic analysis to analyse texts and translations. 4.2.    The student can debate controversial translation topics and can evaluate translations in an academic manner.4.3.    The student has the knowledge to handle translation-related tasks in an academic manner and such that the treatment meets all demands made to scientific methodology.4.4.    The student can use his knowledge ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Anthropology, Doctorate

    Knowledge, Ability and Skills At the conclusion of the doctoral program, the student shall be able to meet the guidelines listed below, in addition to what has been reached at the previous level: 1. Knowledge and Understanding 1.1 The student has an extensive and detailed understanding of the main theories, basics, concepts and most recent knowledge within a specific field of Anthropology. The knowledge is significantly more substantial than that achieved during the previous level of study. 1.2 The student has adopted an original and critical way of thinking in relation to his/her research field and can put forth and develop scholarly ideas. 1.3 The student has an understanding of the nature of scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of scientists, including issues relating to confidentiality, copyright, ownership of results and data. 1.4 The student has taken the initiative to in creating new knowledge and interpreting it through research which has passed review and critique from scholars in the field. 1.5 The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired through own research, which can be considered an important contribution to the field of research. 1.6 The student knows the systems for financing and evaluating research and has an understanding of how research is used for academic and practical purposes. 2. Practical Skills and Ability 2.1 The student can execute a research project by setting research objectives and milestones, and prioritizing project factors. 2.2 The student can d ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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