Course code PedaP033

Credit points 14

Application of Research Conceptions

Total Hours in Course560

Independent study hours560

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.

Prior knowledge

Peda5001, Tendencies of Didactics Development

Peda5016, Education and Psychology 1

Peda5017, Education and Psychology 2

Peda6026, Methodology of Scientific Research I

Peda6027, Methodology of Scientific Research II

Peda6028, Methodology of Scientific Research III

Psih5010, Education and Psychology 3

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, the reports at least in two scientific conferences and publications.

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 an individual approbation plan, presentation.
3.Approbation of theoretical knowledge in the context of education ecology.
4.Theories of pedagogy and psychology at appropriate stages of study.
5. Characterization and assessment of the formal, non-formal and informal learning process.
6.Approbation of research conceptions in micro environment (educational institution, experimental group, etc.).
7.Approbation of research conceptions in meso- and exo- environment.
8.Identification and assessment of actual problems and innovations of the particular educational environment.
9.Evaluation of the research conceptions in pedagogical activity, research management (student projects, scientific work, etc.).
10.Evaluation of integrated theoretical knowledge in planning study goals and processes, implementing sustainable education.
11. Theoretical knowledge in the development and implementation educational programs in the context of local regional, Latvia and the EU.
12.Assessment of achievement and participation in school, local regional, national and international projects.
13.Management of research activities of pupils and students. Presentation of the developed and prepared educational recourses.
14.Research activities, personal experience reflection and various documentation summary Portfolio.
15.Reflection of the theoretical knowledge, scientific research and practical experience in the report.
16.Preparation of publication on approbation of theoretical conclusions and results of research activities, presentation.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Requirements for passing the test:
1. Implementation of individually developed approbation plan and reflection.
2. Portfolio.
3. Summaries.
4.Two reports, their publications.
5. Participation in two scientific conferences.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

To realize the tasks of the 1-4 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
14 KP