2475.20 - Practice Learning within the Master Learning

Course number
Practice Learning within the Master Learning
Completion of the 1st and 2nd semester within the masterlearning framework or equivalent qualifications.
The objective of practice learning is to broaden the academic work skills of the student to qualify them for jobs in the field of study or theme they are working on within the master learning framework by applying theoretical knowledge in practice, and to create a connection between the programme and the labour market.
The work placement period which follows the academic year, commences mid August and ends 1st January. • Practice learning work experience together with seminar activities and supervision facilitating connections between academia and the Faroese or international labor market, including networks for the individual student. • Practice-oriented and problem-based academic practice learning report, which will nurture the analytical skills of the student
Learning and teaching approaches
Work at the university Approximaely 10 sessions during the practice learning period are allocated to attending seminars at the university. Attendance is compulsory for these seminars. Students write an academic practice learning report based on the practice learning experience. The work at the university is academic and practical support during the practice learning period. This will be arranged in the form of presentations with critical feedback and debate, seminars, and/or lectures. Students are required to present their work and to provide peer review of others’ work. In the event of practice learning work placements abroad, special arrangements will be made as to how this will be organised (e.g. online attendance). Work at the Practical Learning Workplace The practice learning work is based on a joint agreement between the university, the practice learning workplace, and the student. The objective of the agreement is to ensure that the student is carrying out academically relevant work through insight/assignments/analysis of daily work within the workplace.
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the students shall be able to: • Write an academic practice learning report, which encompasses the field of study and her/his particular chosen theme, and this way eliciting new and relevant knowledge. • Reflect on the practical experience the student has acquired in the practice learning period, including significant challenges and experiences seen from an academic point of view. • Critically reflect on the field of work or particular assignments, which the student has carried out at the practice learning place of work. Scientific reflection on own practice learning experience grounded in a problem-oriented approach and independent work.
Assessment method
Before the student may take his/her examination, s/he must have participated satisfactorily in the academic work at the university. This will be approved by the course leader. The assessment will be conducted with a basis in an overall assessment of the practice learning report and an oral examination.
Marking scale
The bibliography is individual and must describe concepts, theories, and methods of relevance for reflective, practical academic work. The practice learning report should be between 8,000 and 12,000 words.
Ragnheiður Bogadóttir