Course code PedaP092

Credit points 2

Application of Research Conceptions IV

Total Hours in Course80

Independent study hours80

Date of course confirmation20.04.2011

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, one report at least in scientific conference and publication.

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.Evaluation of theoretical and empirical findings.
2.Development of an individual approbation plan, presentation.
3.Portfolio development.
4.Updating, refining scientific research.
5.Approbation of theoretical knowledge in the context of education for sustainable development
6.Evaluation of pedagogical and psychological theories in the context of scientific research.
7.Approbation of research conceptions in meso environment (several micro-environments: family, out-of-school interest education, etc.).
8.Approbation of research conceptions in exo- environment (settlement, parents' work, etc.)
9.Evaluation of the research conceptions in pedagogical activity, research management (student projects, scientific work, etc.).
10.Reflection of theoretical knowledge, scientific research and experience in implementing education for sustainable development.
11.Research activities, personal experience reflection and various documentation summary Portfolio.
12.Evaluation of scientific research.
13.Reflection of the theoretical knowledge, scientific research and practical experience in the report.
14.Report presentation.
15.Preparation of publication on approbation of theoretical conclusions and results of research activities, presentation.
16.Realization of approbation plan, reflection of approbation. Test.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Requirements for passing the test:
1. Implementation of individually developed approbation plan in 4th semester and reflection
2. Portfolio.
4. Scientific report, its publications.
5. Participation in one scientific conference.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

To realize the tasks of the 4th 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 IV
2 KP