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Advertising and informative materials on the possibilities to study



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5. Advertising and informative materials on the possibilities to study

Ads and information on the study program can be found:



  • in INTERNET – in the LLU website.

  • materials prepared by the LLU – admission regulations, “Plēsums”, informative issue about the Faculty of Engineering and in a separate informative material about the study program Home Environment and Information Technologies in Education (Appendix 5).

  • The programme is advertised also in the press, especially in the district newspapers, both directly and indirectly, for example, by informing about the activities at the Institute of Education and Home Economics of the Latvia university of Agriculture regarding the study process, scientific research or in relation to the students’ teaching practice at the base schools.

  • Advertising is carried out at different teachers’ meetings, among the teachers, studying in a Master study programme and continuing their studies through further education, ar the State household competition. During the teaching practice the students provide pupils with the information on the possibilities to study at this study programme.

  • Information on the possibilities of studies is available also every year at the exhibition “The School” and open door days at the LLU as well as always at the Admission unit of the LLU and Institute of Education and Home Economics.

There is developed and submitted project application to attract the funds from the European Social Fund (ESF) in order to improve the quality of advertising. At the end of 2005 there was submitted the project application 3.2.7.2 for the open tender of the ESF within the framework of sub-activity “The activities of career guidance and consultation at the educational institutions”. The implementation of the project is planned in the academic year 2006/2007. There are 10 agreements concluded with collaboration partners – country vocational schools, technical schools and secondary schools in Zemgale region to provide the youth with the information on the career possibilities, including the ones within the study programme Home Environment and Information Technologies in Education. The implementation of the project envisages the following activities:

  • Seminars on career guidance with the participation of the teaching staff from the Institute of Education and Home Economics at the Latvia University of Agriculture.

  • Inviting of pupils/students to visit the Institute of Education and Economics at the Latvia University of Agriculture during the open days and the “career-week”, as well as “shadow days”.

  • The participation of teachers from schools in the seminars on the career guidance and consultation in collaboration with the teaching staff from the Institute of Education and Home Economics at the Latvia University of Agriculture,

  • The preparation and publishing of informative materials on career guidance.

Possible maximum funding of the project is LVL 10000.

6. The perspective assessment of the study programme from the position of Latvia’s interests

6.1. The compliance of the study programme to the Professional Standard and the Standard of Professional Higher Education



The compliance of the study programme Home Environment and Information Technologies in Education with the Standard of Teacher’s Profession (Reg.No. PS 0238, approved by the decree No. 116, issued by the Ministry of Education and Science on February 27, 2004) (WWW.izmpic.gov.lv).

Within the implementation of study programme special attention is paid to the graduate’s ability to perform his/her responsibilities and tasks qualitatively and professionally in compliance with the Standard of Teacher’s Profession and the job description provided by it, as well as that he/she would had acquired the necessary knowledge and general and professional skills:



  • To ensure the readiness to perform teacher’s responsibilities and tasks; there have been developed corresponding tasks and evaluation criteria of the practical trainings of methodology and teaching practice.

  • Skills, necessary for a teacher, are acquired by studying the respective study courses, performing individual, research work, as well as developing term papers. The acquired skills the students show during the practical training and in their Bachelor’s Paper.

  • Knowledge, which lays the foundation for the development of teacher’s professional skills and ability to perform teacher’s responsibilities and tasks, is acquired by studying the respective study courses. The following table shows the conformity of the study courses, included into the study programme Home Environment and Information Technologies in Education, in order to ensure the acquisition of knowledge in compliance with the Standard of Teacher’s Profession.

Table 4.

The necessary knowledge, provided by the Standard of Teacher’s Profession

The respective study courses, practical training and their volume, where the students acquire the necessary knowledge

National educational system and teachers’ work regulatory documents and labour legislation

Introduction to Studies 0.5CP, Basics of Law 1KP, People Protection 2CP, School Management 2CP,

General Pedagogy 2CP, Methodology of Household and Information Technologies, incl. Term Paper 5CP, Visitation Practice 1CP, Teachingl Practice 13CP.



Protection of children’s rights

Basics of Law 1CP, School Management 2CP.

Pedagogy and psychology

  1. • Teaching/learning theory and methodology

  2. • Educational activities or classroom management

  3. • Organization of teaching/learning (teaching/learning methods, a lesson, curriculum)

  4. • Assessment of achievements and self-evaluation

  5. • Organization of teaching/learning settings

  6. • Facilitation of communication and collaboration (development of social relations)

  7. • Methods of pedagogical research

  8. • Psychology (general, developmental, individual, social)

  9. • Special needs pedagogy

  10. • Branch pedagogy

  11. • Physiology of age stages

• General Pedagogy 2CP, General Psychology 2CP, Didactics 3CP;

• Theory and Methodology of Upbringing 2CP;

• Methodology of Household 1.5KP, Methodology of Information Technologies 2CP and Term Paper 1.5CP;

• Didactics 3CP and Methodology of Household and Information Technologies, incl. Term Paper 5CP,

• Methodological Practice, Pedagogical Practice;

• Social Psychology 2CP, Adult Education 2CP;

• Methodology of Pedagogical Research 3CP;

• Psychology 7CP, incl. Term Paper 1CP;

• Special Needs Pedagogy 2CP;

• Pedagogy of Music and Art 1CP, Environmental Pedagogy 1CP;

• Developmental Psychology 2CP.



Scientific discipline, corresponding to the subject

  1. • Subject



  1. Didactics of the subject

  2. • The basics of the content of teaching/learning integration

The blocks of study courses: Home Economics 5CP, Nutrition 6CP, Technologies of Textiles/Applied Engineering 7CP, Information Technologies 22CP, IT in Education 4-6CP, etc.

• Methodology of Household 1.5CP, Methodology of Information Technologies 2CP, Term Paper in the Methodology of Household and Information Technologies 1.5CP, Methodological Practice, Pedagogical Practice.



Languages and communication

  1. • Information technologies

  2. • State language and foreign languages

  3. • Communication psychology

• Information Technologies 22CP, IT in Education 4-6CP;

• Foreign Language for Professional Purposes 4CP;

• General Psychology 2CP,

Social Psychology 2CP, Adult Education 2CP.


Social sciences

  1. • Ethics

Educational management

  1. • Logic

  2. History of culture

  3. • History

  4. • Philosophy

  5. • Basics of economics

• Environmental and health education

• Sociology 1.5 CP;

• Philosophy, Ethics, Aesthetics 3CP;

• School Management 2CP;

•Culture and Art 4CP, Methodological Practice in Culture and Art 1KP;

History of Pedagogy 2CP;

• Philosophy, Ethics, Aesthetics 3CP;

• Home Economics (the block of study courses) 5CP;

• Ecology and Environmental Protection 2CP, Nutrition 6CP, Environmental Pedagogy 1CP, Human Protection 2CP.



Healthy way of living

  1. • Sports

  2. • Wholesome food

  3. • Individual hygiene

  4. Prevetion of addiction



• Sports 3CP;

• Nutrition 6CP;

• Hygiene and Microbiology 1CP,

Home Maintenance 1.5CP;

• Pedagogy 10CP, incl. Term Paper 1CP, Psychology 7CP, incl. Term Paper 1CP.


The structure of the study programme Home Environment and Information Technologies in Education is developed in compliance with the “Regulations on the State Standards of the Second Level Professional Higher Education”, issued by the Cabinet (Regulations No. 481 of November 20, 2001), which provide the structure of the compulsory content of the programme. (Table 5)

Table 5

The compliance with the State Standard of Professional Higher Education

The compulsory units of the content

(in compliance with the standard)


The minimum amount of CP, necessary in compliance with the Regulations, issued by the Cabinet

The amount of CP in the study programme

Home Environment and Information Technologies in Education

General courses

20

20

Theoretical courses of the branch

36

36

Courses of professional specialization

60

60

Elective courses

6

6

Practical training

26

26

State examinations, incl. Bachelor’s Paper

12

12

Total:

160

160




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