Course code PedaP026

Credit points 4

Application of Research Conceptions I

Total Hours in Course160

Independent study hours160

Date of course confirmation13.01.2015

Responsible UnitInstitute of Education and Home Economics

Course developer

author Izglītības un mājsaimniecības institūts

Iveta Līce-Zikmane

Dr. paed.

Course abstract

Approbation of theoretical knowledge and innovations of selected areas within aspects of actual problems. Master students improve their skills and competences to use pedagogical and psychological theories in formal, non formal and informal education and research results in all education/teaching stages. Student approbates research conceptions in micro-, meso- and exo- environment. Master student’s portfolio reflects results of studies, where is shown his achievements and participate in school, state or international projects, participations in the scientific conferences.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge: acquired knowledge in integrated study courses for its approbation in practice – reflections.
Skills: to integrate and to apply theoretical knowledge in order to plan teaching/ learning objectives and processes of drawing up, implementing and evaluating educational programs for local region, Latvia and EU in the context of realizing Education for Sustainable Development, ability to synthesize theoretical insights from their experience, to reflect the presentation, ability to present their research and findings of the conference - Portfolio
Competence: able to cooperate with the leaders of scientific research and able to prepare presentations and publications of the results, able to manage pupils and student research paper, able to develop and prepare the publications of educational resources, able to approbate the research conceptions and innovative solutions in practice - Summary.

Course Content(Calendar)

1.Approbation of theoretical knowledge of selected areas within aspects of actual pedagogical/ education problems
2.Development of individual approbation plan, coordination.
3.The essence of the portfolio, its creation.
4.Approbation of theoretical knowledge in the context of education ecology and sustainability.
5.Studies of scientific literature in pedagogy and psychology. Summary of theoretical findings.
6.Characterization and assessment of the formal, non-formal and informal learning process.
7.Innovations in education / study / training.
8.Identification of the specific approbation educational environment / location.
9.Characterization of the approbation educational environment / place.
10.Evaluation of theoretical knowledge in pedagogical activity
11.Evaluation of pedagogical situations.
12.Education programs in the context of local regions, Latvia and the EU.
13.Participation in school, local regional, national and international projects.
14.Summary of various documentations in Portfolio.
15.Portfolio presentation.
16. Realization and reflection of individually designed approbation plan, reflection. Test.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Requirements for passing the test:
1. Implementation of individually developed approbation plan in 1st semester and reflection
2. Portfolio.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

To realize the tasks of the 1st semester practice.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

1. Ability to approbate and integrate knowledge acquired in study courses.
2. Ability to combine theoretical knowledge with your own experience.
3. Presentation skills.

Compulsory reading

1.Cohen-Scali V., Rossier J., Nota L. (Eds.). New Perspectives in Career Counseling and Guidance in Europe. Cham (Switzerland): Springer International Publishing AG, 2018. 2. Mācību saturs kompetenču pieejā: ko tas nozīmē skolotājiem? LU, VISC. Pieejams 3. Ozola I. Grāmata pašizaugsmei. Rīga: RaKa, 2018. 68 lpp. 4.UNESCO Latvijas Nacionālās komisijas darbības stratēģija 2014.-2021.gadam. Pieejams:

Further reading

1. Hellerstedt K. The composition of new venture teams: its dynamics and consequences. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, 2009. 212 p. 2. LLU IMI starptautisko konferenču "Rural Environment. Education. Personality" materiāli. Pieejams: 3. Uz EFQM modeli balstīta augstākās izglītības kvalitātes pilnveides metode Pieejams:

Periodicals and other sources

1. The Journal of Educational Research. Online ISSN 1940-0675. Pieejams: 2. City, Culture and Society. Online ISSN 1877-9166. Pieejams: 3. International Journal of Educational Research. Online ISSN 0883-0355. Pieejams:


Academic Master's program “Pedagogy”.
Application of Research Conceptions I
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