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  1. Preschool Education, M.Ed.

    Knowledge and understanding On completion of the M.Ed. in preschool educational studies students shall possess knowledge and understanding of: international agreements on education and social education, e.g. the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the Salamanca Declaration ideology, culture and educational role of preschools theories, concepts and methods in early childhood educational studies forming the foundation of preschool practices educational research and its uniqueness academic topics and matters of debate in the field of early childhood education a variety of methods of assessment of children’s learning and evaluation of school practices and related matters of debate teachers' ethical guidelines and their moral premises in the context of the teaching profession Skills On completion of the M.Ed. in preschool educational studies students shall possess the skills to: analyse, criticize and support the work of preschools from the point of view of objectives and theories organize and take responsibility for preschool practices that are constructed on democratic principles and preschool subject areas define and carry out assessment of children‘s learning and of preschool practices, support and make use of assessment results in the working environment participate in and demonstrate leadership in curriculum planning in the preschool environment, including curriculum development and innovation apply accepted educational studies research methods and carry out small-scale research gather in ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Development Studies, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge At completion of the study the student can: Outline and give examples of key concepts and theories in development studies. Reproduce the history of development assistance and development studies. State and compare key development agencies and approaches in development collaboration. Describe key concepts and methods for preparation, implementation and monitoring of development projects. Recognize with examples the importance of stakeholders and integration of gender in the preparation, monitoring and evaluation of projects. Skills At completion of the study the student can: Critically discuss development issues and their social importance. List and evaluate opportunities to promote issues of importance in development studies. Prepare a project and propose monitoring and evaluation. Ability At completion of the study the student can: Participate in group work and give due respect and consideration in communication and diverse opinions. Collect scientific information and practically use websites and other information resources about development collaboration and development studies. Prepare a report about progress of projects, most important conclusions of an evaluation and propose ideas for improvement. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Educational Policy and Curriculum Studies, M.Ed.

    Upon graduation, the student will have comprehensive knowledge of education policy and curriculum studies, and will be capable of assuming leadership in this field. Knowledge and Understanding The student will: Have acquired knowledge and understanding of key concepts, theories, research methods and research in the field of education and curriculum development. Have acquired knowledge and understanding of research on curriculum development and its impact on work in schools. Be able to provide a reasoned assessment of theories and research in the field. Have acquired knowledge via research in the field. Be able to argue for their own solutions. Know and be aware of the ethical aspects of research and working with people in the field. Skills The student will: Be able to discuss and analyse educational policy and politics in light of chosen theories and ideologies. Be able to organise and carry out smaller research projects and to process data with methods based on theories from both science and methodology. Have mastered appropriate hardware, technology, and software. Be able to use common methods to find sources to keep track of innovations in their field of study and to communicate them to different groups. Be able to study the complex interactions between policy and curriculum and between international and local and national Icelandic institutions. Competences The student will: Have established themselves as a leader, initiator, or director in the field of their choice. Be able to make decisions on the basis o ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Exhibition Making, Mediation and Curatorship, MA

    a. Knowledge On graduating, students shall possess knowledge in the field of Exhibition Making, Mediation and Curatorship. This means that students shall be able to: Make use of the most recent knowledge in their field. Apply their knowledge and understanding of specific periods and selected topics in the field of art history and related disciplines, i.e. cultural studies. Take a reasoned stance on academic and professional issues in their research. b. Skills On graduating, students shall be able to apply methods and working procedures within the field of Exhibition Making, Mediation and Curatorship. This means that students shall be able to: Analyse major topics and problems featuring internationally in exhibition studies. Make use of knowledge in their specialisation through participation in specialised courses, exhibitions, and based on their own research. c. Competences On graduating, students shall be able to apply their knowledge and skills in employment and/or further studies. This means that students shall be able to: Acquire, analyse, and evaluate scientific data. Write academic articles for publication in journals. Practice research independently and be well prepared to write texts, teach, and set up exhibitions alone or in collaboration with others. Place their own projects and research in a wider context, independently assess debates within the discipline, and compare their own conclusions with those made by other scholars. Independently conduct extensive and thorough research on a topic that is sig ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Global Studies, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge Upon completing this study, the student can: Show knowledge and understanding of research and scholarly topics within global studies. Explain own solutions in certain areas of global studies. Put new knowledge and contemporary events in a global context. Know different research methods within global studies. Skills Upon completing their studies, the student can: Participate in discussion about global issues such as migration, multiculturalism, racism and environmental issues and put them into a global context. Understand and tackle complex issues in scholarly context and in work situations. Know how to collect data and analyse research results. Apply their knowledge in work and in interdisciplinary collaboration. Understand research and presentations of research results. Competences Upon completing the diploma, the student: Has developed necessary study skills and independence to continue in further studies. Can participate in team work and can show due respect and consideration in collaboration with others. Can make independent decisions and explain them. Can explain research results, ideas and problems for specialists and the general public. Can prepare a report about the progress of projects, the main conclusions of an evaluation and propose ideas for improvement. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Public Administration, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge, Ability, and SkillsAt the conclusion of the program, the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills beyond that achieved at the previous level, as listed below: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has acquired a general understanding of the most recent knowledge in the field of public administration.1.2 The student has acquired knowledge and understanding of the legal and regulatory environment of public administration and its interaction with government.1.3 The student has adopted knowledge in selected fields of public administration or its related fields. 2. Practical Ability and Skills2.1 The student can understand and tackle complex problems in public administration and put them in professional context.2.2 The student can make independent decisions and provide professional arguments to support them.2.3 The student can take the initiative in developing new projects within selected fields in public administration. 3. Theoretical Ability3.1 The student can apply his/her knowledge and ability to tackle new and unknown subjects at work and the academic field of public administration.3.2 The student can demonstrate a more extensive and deeper understanding and overview than that entailed at the previous level. 4. Communication Skills and Information Literacy4.1 The student can work professionally with superiors, peers and assistants.4.2 The student can write scientific abstracts, articles and reports. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Old Nordic Religion, MA

    Knowledge, skills and abilities. At the end of the course of study, the student will have proved her-/ himself to be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities (in addition to those previously attained at BA level):   1.      Knowledge Degree holders possess knowledge of the field of Old Nordic religions and in particular concerning one specialised area of that field. This entails that holders: 1.1. know how to find and evaluate relevant sources on Old Nordic religions, from within a range of different disciplines (texts in Old Icelandic, Old English and Latin, placenames, iconography, runic inscriptions, other archaeological sources and more). 1.2. have a working knowledge of how to read and understand textual sources concerning Old Nordic religions in Icelandic, not only in printed edition but also in their original manuscript form. 1.3. have a good working knowledge of how to evaluate and interpret archaeological materials concerning Old Nordic Religions. 1.4 have a detailed knowledge and clear understanding of a particular field of Old Nordic Religion. 1.5. have a good overview of the different viewpoints and approaches that have been taken over time in the field of Old Nordic religions, and especially those relating to their chosen field of research. 1.6. have a good knowledge of the research methods used in the study of Old Nordic Religions, their backgrounds and their strengths and weaknesses. 1.7. have attained a good knowledge of the cross-cultural and historical context of r ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. History Teaching, MA

    The aim of the MA Programme in History Teaching is that students: acquire specialist knowledge of select methods, theories, time periods and/or fields of history are able to use history to disseminate research findings on an international level know the subject matter of their field of expertise as well as central issues are able to use the most recent knowledge in their respective specialisation 1 Knowledge: On completion of the programme, students shall possess knowledge in their area of specialisation. This means that students shall: 1.1. possess good knowledge and a clear understanding of their specialisation 1.2. have systematically acquired an understanding of the most recent knowledge in their specialisations and are able to contextualise it academically. 1.3. be familiar with the research methodology in their specialisation   2 Competence:  On completion of the programme, students shall be able to apply methods and working procedures in their specialisation. This means that students shall: 2.1. have become familiar with recognised academic practices 2.2. be able to apply their knowledge and understanding in their research and can take a reasoned stance on academic issues 2.3. be able to acquire, analyse and evaluate scientific data 2.4. demonstrate originality in the development and application of ideas 2.5. have developed independent research practices 2.6. be able to understand and tackle complex subject matter in an academic context 2.7. be able to apply their knowledge, understanding and competence ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Language Technology, MA

    1. Knowledge1.1. Students have general knowledge and comprehension of the major methods applied in mechanical analysis of human speech, and special knowledge of the analysis of either spoken or written language.1.2. Students have a general knowledge of the sound system, inflectional system and syntax of modern Icelandic, as well as the main language resources available for Icelandic.1.3. Students have knowledge of the basic aspects of programming and formal grammar and are familiar with the main programming languages used in natural language processing.1.4. Students are familiar with important matters and problems that are debated in language technology in the international arena.  2. Skills2.1. Students can process varied information from language resources, categorize them and interpret.2.2. Students have good command of programming and can write software to take care of certain projects in the field of language technology.2.3. Students can write synopses and papers for academic conferences and can write articles for publication in journals.2.4. Students can place the matter they have in hand in context within their academic field, make an independent evaluation of an issue debated in the field and compare their conclusions with those of other academics.  3. Competence3.1. Students can use their knowledge and skills to take on diverse problems in the field of language technology.3.2. Students have communication competence and can manage projects in the field of language technology.3.3. Students can take part ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. International Studies in Education, MA

    At the end of the program the following criteria should be met: Knowledge - The student should have comprehensive and systematic understanding of theories and perspectives in education studies in a global context. - The student should have developed knowledge in multicultural studies and international relations, and issues related to education, globalisation, sustainable development and development studies (see specialisations). - The student should should have comprehensive knowledge of problems and issues in educational studies in an international context. - The student should have an insight into education, life and work in different societies and be acquainted with different cultures and religions. Skills - The student should have ability to develop projects and contextualize them wit respect to theories and knowledge in education studies. - The student should be able to understand and deal with complex issues in a professional context. - The student should have ability to evaluate, analyse and gather scientific evidence and data. - The student should be able to understand and tackle copmlex issues in a professional context. - The student should be able to analyze and commnicate information, both numerically and in written language. Competence - The student should be able to use his or her knowledge and understanding in professional work and be able to support solutions to problems with arguments appropriate to the field. - The student should be able to evaluate when different methods of analyses are approp ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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