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Electronic information sources, which should be used for the course studies at the study programme Home Environment and Information Technologies in Education



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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; EBSCO Business 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 Project VASCODA – 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


Sweden

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.


Compared indices

Latvia University of Agriculture

Institute of Education and Home Economics

Göteborg University

Qualification obtained

Teacher of Home Economics and Information Technologies

Teacher of Home Economics and Mathematics or the Swedish Language, Religion, History and Social Sciences

Duration of studies

4 study years

160 CP


4 or 4,5 study years

8 or 9 semesters

30 CP in semester, in total 240 CP or 270 CP


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


Science and Society,

School, Teaching, Learning,

Research Methodology,

Didactics,

Interdisciplinary studies

90 CP


Professional specialisation

(in Home Economics)

courses 35…40 CP

Home Economics, Nutrition

Principles of Design

Textile Technologies / Applied Engineering Sciences,

Methods of Specialisation courses (Home Economics)

Teaching methodical practice

13 CP


Home Economics: Nutrition, Culture, Technologies;

Nutrition and Health;

Housekeeping; Consumer Science; Household Resource Management– in internat. aspect

70 CP


Possibilities and methods of research in Home Economics; Course paper

15 CP


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)




Finland

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.


Compared indices

Latvia University of Agriculture

Institute of Education and Home Economics


University of Helsinki

Qualification obtained

Professional Bachelor in Education

Teacher of Home Economics and Information Technologies



Master’s degree

1 subject teacher -

Home Economics,

or 2 subject’s teacher -

any combination of subjects


Duration of studies

4 study years

160 CP


5,3 years

160 credits



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

and


Additional studies 30 CP

Training on research methods, scientific inquiry, didactics



Professional specialisation

(in Home Economics)

courses 35…40 CP

Home Economics, Nutrition

Principles of Design

Textile Technologies / Applied Engineering Sciences,

Methods of Specialisation courses (Home Economics)

Teaching methodical practice

13 CP



Home Economics science 80CP

Nutrition education,

environmental education, consumer education,

family education,

quality of life in household, and interpretative understanding of practical every problems in families.


Professional specialisation (in Information Technologies) courses 30 …38 CP

(incl. Physics and Mathematics)

Computer Science, IT in Education; Methods of specialisation courses




Other minor subject 15CP



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