3. Electronic information sources, which should be used for the course studies at the study programme Home Environment and Information Technologies in Education
Universal information explorers, portals offered by the Fundamental library of LLU suitable in each study course: BUBL LINK catalogue – internet links in various academic branches; Google- Explorer in internet; Google Scholar – Explorer of scientific publications in internet; EBSCOBusiness Source Complete; Governments on the WWW; Ingenta – versatile database of academic and professional publications; Internet Public Library - Internet public library is the project of the University of Michigan; Electronic catalogue of the Fundamental Library of LLU; Latvijas Pētnieku Mobilitātes Portāls; Scirus – versatile Explorer of scientific information in internet; OVID CAB Abstracts; ProQuest Information and Learning resursus; Letonika - Letonika is information and translation system in Latvian with the main purpose to provide systemic and encyclopedic information. The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Latvia, The Dictionary of Terms, computer dictionaries and computer encyclopedias, internet references are in Letonika; ScienceDirect direct link journal database with about 25% the world’s full scientific texts as well as bibliographic information; The Directory of Open Access Journals direct link journal database containing full texts in social sciences, mathematics, statistics, etc.; University of Illinois IMLS Digital Collections and Content ProjectVASCODA – portal of scietific resources providing access to scientific and tertiary information in Germany.
Recommended databases outside LLU: Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) - universal full text database covering more than 100 journals as well as in linked Internet resources; Eastview Social Sciences & Humanities - access to full texts in humanitarian and social sciences journals from Russia;
RUBRICON – universal full text database comprising more than 60 encyclopedias, dictionaries, manuals from Russia.
80-90% of the references written after course descriptions are in the Fundamental Library of LLU or library of the Institute of Education and Home Economics (IMI).
4. The comparison of the study programme Home Environment and Information Technologies in Education with the similar study programmes in the EU Member States
Göteborg University, Department of Home Economics
The qualification of a teacher of two or more subjects is obtained in the result of studies: a teacher of Home Economics and Mathematics, or a teacher of Home Economics and the Swedish Language, or a teacher of Home Economics and Religion, or a teacher of Home Economics and Social Sciences.
Housekeeping; Consumer Science; Household Resource Management– in internat. aspect
Possibilities and methods of research in Home Economics; Course paper
Professional specialisation (in Information Technologies) courses 30 …38 CP
(incl. Physics and Mathematics)
Computer Science, IT in Education; Methods of specialisation courses
The second specialisation course
69 or 90 CP
(2 or 3 semesters)
University of Helsinki
Faculty of Education, Department of Home Economics and Craft Science
All subject teachers (including Home Economics teachers) should have Masters’ degree (Major subject: either Home Economics Science or Education) in order to qualify for teachers’ posts. Basic subject to be taught at school, is Home Economics (1 subject teacher). Students are advised to take the other subject (2 subject’s teacher). Three subject’s teacher training is possible, but rarely taken, because one has to study longer. When the students’ decide their major and minor subjects, any combination of subjects that is taught at schools and which can be studied at the University of Helsinki is possible.
Latvia University of Agriculture
Institute of Education and Home Economics
University of Helsinki
Professional Bachelor in Education
Teacher of Home Economics and Information Technologies
1 subject teacher -
or 2 subject’s teacher -
any combination of subjects
Duration of studies
4 study years
Content, structure of studies
General education and theoretical courses of the branch 56 CP
Natural sciences, social sciences and research methodology, humanitarian and art sciences, Pedagogics and Psychology
Education 35 CP
Additional studies 30 CP
Training on research methods, scientific inquiry, didactics