Educational Sciences (since 2015/2016)

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

 

Name of study programme:

EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES

Type of study programme:

Doctoral study programme, third Cycle

Duration:

3 years

Number of Credit Points (ECTS):

180

Mode of Study:

Part-time

Place of study:Koper

Academic title:

Doktor/doktorica znanosti

 

 

Programme basic objectives

To enable students to:

  • acquire new knowledge through an authentic research into the pedagogical practice;
  • research problems that are directly linked with professional interests of individuals or educational institutions;
  • develop innovativeness, creativity and criticism in solving theoretical and practical as well as in searching for solutions of their pedagogical;
  • have an in-depth understanding of theoretical and methodological concepts as well as being qualified for independent development of new knowledge and for solving the most demanding problems by way of verifying and improving as well as by improving the already known ones;
  • discover new solutions and make them to be competent for:
  • managing more requiring scientific and research projects in the educational area; developing a cooperative professional learning;
  • respecting professional ethics.

 

General competences gained by the programme

After the completed study requirements of the study programme and after the successful defence of doctoral dissertation students obtain:

  • the ability of independent acquisition of new knowledge and the research of educational phenomena as well as the presentation of results to the critical public;
  • the ability of establishing conditions, processes and responsibility to lifelong learning through one’s own experience and within cohesive communities;
  • the ability of cooperation and the capability of leading and guiding the team and independent work;
  • the ability of critical understanding of the concepts of scientific platform as well as contemporary achievements, which guide doctorate students towards the analysis and solutions of educational challenges and problems;
  • the ability of communication and adequate use of communication sources (verbal in non-verbal) as well as the use of modern technology;
  • the ability of understanding and maintaining tolerance, ethics of professional work as well as scientific research work and tolerance with intercultural respect;
  • the ability of critical understanding of scientific platforms of educational policies and intercultural strategies as well as the contemporary achievements, which guide doctorate students to the analysis and solutions of educational challenges and problems in a direct intercultural environment.

 

Subject specificities gained by the programme

  • development and application of research approach for the acquisition of new knowledge;
  • development of capacities for critical judgment of data and making their sense;
  • considering ethics and responsibilities while solving conflict situations in a concrete educational practice and in the research work;
  • taking into account the professional and personal traits of all involved in the research work;
  • developing critical and reflexive attitude towards the process and the research results;
  • the ability of communicating and adequate application of communication sources;
  • ability to do research into the factors of hidden curriculum and implicit theories about childhood and education of children;
  • recognition of education involvement in wider social processes;
  • the ability of establishing conditions and processes which guide direct practice towards raising of quality and professional development;
  • qualification and training for the application of specific methods in the analysis of educational and disciplinary problems, in taking educational measures and in  determining educational effects;
  • the ability of observation, study, description and presentation of domestic or foreign linguistic and intercultural activities in the social interaction, with simultaneous direction of linguistic position, spoken and written genres, expert contents;
  • the ability of establishing criteria for the evaluation of democratic coexistence of people in their diversity, forming ones’ own criteria and relationship to others and different;
  • the ability of cooperation as well as leading and guiding team work;
  • the ability of establishing circumstances, developing processes and responsibility to lifelong learning;
  • other subject-specific competences, connected with individual subjects.

 

CURRICULUM 

Study programme of the 3rd Cycle Educational Sciences is conceived as a three year doctoral study. For a successful completion students have to collect 180 CP (ECTS). Students can collect in each year of their studies up to 60 CP.

In the first study year there is one compulsory subject with pedagogical-psychological orientation and the rest are internally or externally elective subjects.

In the second academic year there is a compulsory subject from the area of pedagogical research. And in addition to that, there is also a compulsory research seminar, one internally or externally elective subject as well as the preparation and the presentation of the disposition of the doctorate work.

The third academic year is dedicated to the individual studies of students, to the publication of a scientific article or paper at the international scientific conference as well as to independent research work and to the production and defence of doctoral dissertation.

 

1st Year Curriculum

No.SubjectsLecturerCPImplemented forms of CH∑ CH*
LS

1.

Current findings of educational sciences

prof. dr. Jurka Lepičnik Vodopivec

izr. prof. dr. Dejan Hozjan

18

15

30

45

2.

Elective subject*

lecturer

12

*

*

*

3.

Theory and methodology of educational sciences

doc. dr. Tina Štemberger

18

15

30

45

4.

Research seminar

mentor

12

15

15

30

Total

60

45*

75*

120*

* According to the determination of selection for elective subjects we are displaying only CP, and not also CH, since they depend on students’ selection. The sum of CH therefore covers only the CH that may be foreseen by study programme.

 

2nd Year Curriculum

No.SubjectsLecturersCPImplemented forms of CH∑ CH*
LS

1.

Statistical methods in education

prof. dr. Boris Kožuh

18

15

30

45

2.

Elective subject*

lecturer

12

*

*

*

3.

Independent reserch work, production and public presentation of doctoral disposition

mentor

18

-

30

45

4.

Elective subject*

lecturer

12

*

*

*

Total

60

15*

60*

*

* According to the determination of selection for elective subjects we are displaying only CP, and not also CH, since they depend on students’ selection. The sum of CH therefore covers only the CH that may be foreseen by study programme.

 

3rd Year Curriculum 

No.SubjectsLecturersCPImplemented forms of CH∑ CH*
LS

1.

Publication of a scientific article

mentor

12

-

15

25

2.

Samostojno raziskovalno delo, priprava in zagovor doktorske disertacije

mentor

48

-

30

75

Total

60

-

45

100

 

Internally elective subjects of the study programme

No.SubjectsLecturersCPImplemented forms of CH∑ CH*
LS

1.

Language and education

izr. prof. dr. Majda Kaučič-Baša

12

30

30

60

2.

Selected didactic topics

prof. dr. Majda Cencič

12

15

45

60

3.

Quality and professional development of teachers / preschool teachers

prof. dr. Jurka L. Vodopivec, izr. prof. dr. Dejan Hozjan

12

30

30

60

4.

Hidden curriculum and implicit theories

prof. dr. Jurka L. Vodopivec

12

30

30

60

5.

The role of education in the processes of social reproduction

doc. dr. Urban Vehovar

12

30

30

60

6.

Leadership in educational institutions

izr. prof. dr. Dejan Hozjan

12

30

30

60

7.

Sustainable development and education

izr. prof. dr. Stanko Pelc

12

-

60

60

8.

Educational futurology

izr. prof. dr. Dejan Hozjan

12

45

15

60

9.

Modern environments for teaching and learning

izr. prof. dr. Andreja Istenič Starčič

12

-

60

60

10.

Designing educational policies

izr. prof. dr. Dejan Hozjan

12

45

15

60

11.

Understanding mathematical concepts

prof. dr. Mara Cotič

12

30

30

60

12.

Interculturalism and social justice in education

prof. dr. Jurka Lepičnik Vodopivec

12

30

30

60

13.

The dimensions of motoric learning

prof. dr. Rado Pišot

12

15

45

60

14.

Multilingualism and intercultural communication in education

prof. dr. Lucija Čok

12

30

30

60

15.

Contemporary artistic practices and fine arts

doc. mag. Tilen Žbona

12

30

30

60

16.

Genres and textual literacy

izr. prof. dr. Sonja Starc

12

30

30

60

17.

Schoolbook texts

izr. prof. dr. Sonja Starc

12

30

30

60

18.

Communicative approaches to literature

izr. prof. dr. Vida Medved Udovič

12

30

30

60

19.

The psychology of life with a purpose: society – individual - environment

doc. dr. Beno Arnejčič

12

30

30

60

20.

Razvoj mišljenja

doc. dr. Alenka Gril

12

-

60

60

21.

Participation of children and adolescents in education

doc. dr. Alenka Gril

12

-

60

60

22.

Mathematical aspects of problem situations

prof. dr. Mara Cotič

12

30

30

60

23.

Mathematics and mathematical literacy

prof. dr. Mara Cotič

12

30

30

60

24.

The concepts of musical literacy

izr. prof. dr. Bogdana Borota

12

30

30

60

25.The musics of the worlddoc. dr. Ivan Lešnik12303060
26.Understanding musical art and evaluating itdoc. dr. Ivan Lešnik12303060
27.Strategies of teaching mathematicsizr. prof. dr. Amalija Žakelj12303060
28.Theoretical concept of a “reading event”prof. dr. Igor Saksida12303060
29.Equality and inequality in educationdoc. dr. Sara Brezigar12303060
30.Mathematical modellingdoc. dr. Darjo Felda12303060
31.Environmental Projectsdoc. dr. Agnes Š. Joksić12303060
32.Law and ethics in educationdoc. dr. Andraž Teršek12303060
33.Tiflo-peadgogy and tiflo-didacticsdoc. dr. Aksinja Kermauner12303060
34.Assessing the efficiency of adult education and trainingdoc. dr. Sara Brezigar12303060
35.Analysis of social pedagogical practicesizr. prof. dr. Mitja Krajnčan12303060
36.Research in the field of behavioural and emotional difficulties/disordersizr. prof. dr. Mitja Krajnčan12303060
37.Video and image manipulationdoc. mag. Tilen Žbona12303060
38.Selected topics of positive psychology in educationdoc. dr. Petra Dolenc12303060
39.Education for critical civic attitudedoc. dr. Andraž Teršek12303060
40.Critical thinking in learning and teaching mathematicsdoc. dr. Sanja Maričić12303060
41.Learning and teaching mathematics and creative thinkingprof. dr. Krstivoje Špijunović12303060
42.Linguistic resources in SLTdoc. dr. Alenka Kocbek12

30

3060
43.Contemporary approaches to teaching young language learnersdoc. dr. Silva Bratož12303060
44.ICT in teaching and learning of persons with special needsizr. prof. dr. Andreja Istenič Starčič12-6060
45.Teacher competences and longlife learningprof. dr. Nevenka Tatković12303060
46.Professional and career developmentizr. prof. dr. Dejan Hozjan12

30

3060
47.Modern paradigm of lifelong learning and adult educationizr. prof. dr. Dejan Hozjan12303060

Legend:

CH - contact hours; L - lectures, S – seminars; assessment of necessary number of study and working hours for student to finish all study requirements; CP - credit points.

 

Access requirements:

The following candidates can enter The Doctoral Study Programme of Educational Sciences at the University of Primorska, Faculty of Education:

  • who finished 2nd cycle study programmes,
  • who finished under-graduate university study programmes (study programme adopted before 11 June 2004),
  • who finished study programmes from the fourth paragraph of the Article 36 of the Law on Higher Education, evaluated with 300 credit points.

In case of limited entry the following criteria is considered:

  • Average examination grade of previous studies (60 %),
  • Grade of the final work from the previous studies (40 %).

Enrolment into year two of doctoral study according to criteria for transfer

Directly into year two of the doctoral study the candidates can enrol who

a)       Have completed an (academic) scientific master study programme (programme for attaining the Master of Science title) adopted before 11 June 2004 in the fields of social sciences and humanities, whereby 60 credit points (ECTS) get recognized as the study requirements satisfied within the doctoral study programme.

b)       Have completed the (academic) scientific master study programme (programme for attaining the Master of Science title) adopted before 11 June 2004 in another field, whereby up to 60 credit points (ECTS) get recognized as the study requirements satisfied within the doctoral study programme, yet in the framework of the doctoral study programme the candidate must pass the first year compulsory subject  Contemporary recognitions of educational sciences.

The Commission for Study Affairs of the Senate of the UP PEF decides on the exact amount of study requirements satisfied expressed in the number of credit points under b)  based on the documentation the candidate has submitted at registering for enrolment.

 

Conditions for progressing in the programme and concluding the studies

To progress into year two of the third cycle study programme Early Learning the candidate must have accumulated at least 48 CP (80 %) of the 60 CP in the first year of the study programme. In exceptional cases, based on a substantiated request by the candidate, addressed to the Commission for Study Affairs of the UP PEF, progressing to year two can also be granted with 36 CP accumulated. The remaining requirements must be satisfied before enrolling into year three.  

The conditions for enrolment into year three are all the study requirements of year one satisfied, at least 48 CP (80 %) of the 60 CP in the second year of the study programme accumulated, and the theme of doctoral dissertation approved.  In exceptional cases, based on a substantiated request by the candidate, addressed to the Commission for Study Affairs of the UP PEF, progressing to year three can also be granted with 36 CP accumulated. All the remaining requirements must be satisfied before defending the doctoral dissertation.

The student can enrol the same year again if she or he has accumulated at least 24 CP of this year.

 

Transfer entry criteria:

General transfer requirements are provided by the “Measures for Transfers among Study Programmes”, passed by the Council of the Republic of Slovenia for Higher Education. We speak of transfer among study programmes when a student stops his studies in the programmes that he had entered and continues his studies in a new study programme, for which a part of the accomplished studying requirement or all the accomplished obligations of the previous study programme are recognised as completed.

 For transfers among programmes the following rules are applicable:

  • complying with the conditions for entry into new study programme,
  • the number of available study places,
  • year or semester of previous study programme for which a student has accomplished all the studying obligations and can be recognised partly or entirely.

 Transfer among study programmes is allowed when the transfer takes place between study programmes providing the same levels of education, i.e., among study programmes of the 3rd cycle.

Individual applications for transfers are examined by the competent commissions of the Senate of the Faculty of Education at the University of Primorska, which takes into account, when deciding on possible additional study requirements, the candidates previous studies accomplished requirements.

 

Employability 

The study programme provides an in depth understanding of theoretical and methodological concepts as well as the qualification for independent development of new knowledge from the field of education, for solving complex problems in educational practice as well as for the introduction of novelties into the educational practice with their evaluation and improvements. The PhD students’ profile is broad and inter-disciplinarian which is subject to multi-dimensionality and complexity of pedagogical area. Doctors and Doctresses, who successfully complete their studying programme, acquire broad, inter-disciplinarian knowledge of social sciences, knowledge from educational area and are qualified for scientific and research work.  

Doctoral study programme has been conceived in the way that the PhD graduates are well qualified for the implementation of their professional knowledge in practice, and particularly for the analysis of complex situations and problems, which they will be able to approach holistically, thoroughly and creatively.

 

Working areas of qualified experts completing their studies are as follows:

  • Scientific, research and educational work at scientific and higher education institutions in the area of educational sciences and within the inter-disciplinarian programmes;
  • Demanding and creative expert and leadership work in the public-state organisations (public administration, and also in local and regional self-management administration), in public, private and non-governmental institutions and organisations, in pre-school and school institutions and in international organisation;
  • Professional and educational work in the institutions for the development of educational area (National Education Institute, Pedagogical Institute, etc.);
  • Expert work in wider educational area;
  • Expert and creative work in public media, publishing companies, within public relations, and particularly in the area of intercultural communication, etc.

 

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