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  1. Nordic Master's Programme in Gerontology, MA

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the master's program, a student shall have achieved the following benchmarks, in addition to those acquired at the previous level of study: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of a specialized field of research within gerontology 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 gerontology work in the appropriate field.1.3 The student is familiar with the main academic work and theories useful in his/her area of expertise.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 write a research proposal and grant application.2.2 The student can compile and develop appropriate methods in gerontology in order to answer research questions in his/her area of concentration.2.3 The student can describe and explain the presumptions and limits of the main methods employed in gerontology.2.4 The student has mastered the use of qualitative and quantitative methods used in gerontology research.2.5 The student can work in a team with ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. 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
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Applied Studies in Culture and Communication, Postgraduate Diploma

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students are familiar with the fundamentals, theories and concepts related to communication and culture and are able to critically discuss these matters. 1.2. Students are familiar with different viewpoints, methods and ideas that drive research in communication and the discourse of culture. 1.3. Students have a clear understanding of what sophisticated and recognised communication of culture entails and can substantiate their evaluations. 1.4. Students are familiar with research and ideas regarding communication of culture for different target groups. 1.5. Students have gained the necessary understanding and skills to discuss diverse ways of presenting cultural material as well as varied content depending on the media channel and target group. 1.6. Students possess the skills to evaluate the significance of culture, estimate the value of cultural capital and are familiar with the links between power, academic disciplines and society. 2. Type of knowledge 2.1. Students have acquired their knowledge in communication and culture both through participation in specialised courses and through their own project work. 2.2. Students have acquired diverse modes of presenting material and are able to work independently in the field of communication and culture. 3. Practical skills 3.1. Students are able to work effectively in interdisciplinary collaboration with the aim of linking Icelandic history and culture. 3.2. Students are able to work independently and systematically on div ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Inclusive Special Education, M.Ed.

    On completion of study the following criteria shall be fulfilled:Knowledge - Have knowledge of the main theories, research methods, concepts, and codes of ethics related to the fields of multicultural studies, special education, and diversified schooling, as well as an understanding of the research policies that shape research in these fields - Have deepened their knowledge of theories about education, inclusion, and exclusion, and respect for individuals and human diversity - Have a solid understanding of important concepts in the study of ethics (such as autonomy, human dignity, trust, care, human rights, justice, and exclusion) and how they have been defined and understood in western ethics, and how they are applied in real circumstances - Are familiar with the main theories of sociology and the philosophy of education, including theories about social inequality, democracy, and social justice - Are familiar with the most recent theories and research outcomes in the fields of special education and the diverse community, including the fields of multiculturalism and disability studies, and be able to use them in work and in theoretical discourse - Are able to use theories, concepts, research methods, and critical thinking to reason and substantiate solutions in a professional manner, and to tackle important topics in contemporary education debate - Be familiar with national and global commitments related to schooling, such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Food Science, MS

    The student possesses significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information and research in the field of food science. The student has acquired knowledge by attending courses and carrying out research in a specific area of food science.  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 former level: 1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. The student has broadened and deepened his knowledge of a selected subject area within food science 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 food science in his area of expertise. 1.3. The student has knowledge of the most common instruments of bioinformatics which are relevant to his field of study. 1.4. The student is able to use his knowledge and understanding in a professional manner within his field of expertise. 1.5. The student has acquired the ability to reason and substantiate his opinions about his research work and its relevance to basic knowledge in the field of study. 1.6. The student has acquired the ability to provide a written review of research relevant to his field of study. 2. Practical ability and skills 2.1. The student is able to design, organize, develop and execute experiments in the laboratory bearing in mind the technical, logistical, safety and ethical considerations ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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