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Education Policy

Information about the Study Programme

Course title:

EDUCATIONAL POLICY

Type and level of qualification:

Second-Cycle Master's study programme

Official length:

2 years

ECTS:

120

Admission requirements and selection criteria in the case of limited enrolment

3.1. Access to the study programme Educational policy is open to students who:

 

a) have completed the first-cycle study programme from corresponding professional fields - Teacher Education and Educational Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, or Social, Economic, Administrative and Legal Sciences (Indent 2 of Article 38.a of HEA) – without further requirements

 

b) have completed the first-cycle study programme of other professional fields (Indent 2 of Article 38.a of HEA ) to the extent of at least 180 credit points, if prior to the enrolment the study requirements have been fulfilled, which are essential for the continuation of the studies. The requirements are determined by the Commission for the second-cycle postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Education, depending on the difference between the fields of studies, ranging from 10 to 60 credits. The students may fulfil these study requirements in
the scope of their first-cycle studies, in the additional training programmes or by taking examinations prior to the enrolment in the master's programme.

 

c) have completed higher professional study programmes, adopted under the legal provisions in force prior to 11 June 2004, in other professional fields - teacher education and educational sciences, humanities and the arts, or social, business, and law - without further requirements.

 

d) have completed higher professional study programmes, adopted under the legal provisions in force prior to 11 June 2004, of other professional fields if prior to the enrolment the study requirements have been fulfilled, which are essential for the continuation of studies. The requirements are determined by the Commission for the second-cycle postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Education, depending on the difference between the fields of studies, ranging from 10 to 60 credits. The students may fulfil these study requirements in
the scope of their first-cycle studies, in the additional training programmes or by taking examinations prior to the enrolment in the master's study programme.

 

e) Access requirements are fulfilled by candidates who have completed equivalent education abroad and are enrolled under the same conditions as apply to candidates who have completed their education in Slovenia. Prior to the enrolment in the study programme they have to undergo the process of recognition of education for the purpose of the continuation of the studies.

 

3. 2. Criteria for selection of candidates in case of enrolment limitations

 

The faculty adopts a decision on limited enrolment, when the number of applicants who meet all of the general access requirements, significantly exceeds the number of available study places. In this case, the selection of applicants shall be performed according to the following criteria:
• The average grade of the first-cycle study (60%);
• Assessment of the diploma thesis (10%);
• Elective exam, in which the applicant demonstrates knowledge and an overview of the selected studies (30%).

 

When the candidate has completed his prior studies by his most recently fulfilled requirement, and not with the diploma thesis or seminar work, the average grade of the first-cycle study shall be taken into account to the extent of 70%.

 

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Criteria for transferring between study programmes

Transfers between programmes are carried out in accordance with the Criteria for Transferring between Study Programmes (Official Gazette 95/2010). Transferring between study programmes means a cessation of studies in the first study programme and the continuation of studies in the Master’s study programme Educational policy (the second study programme).

 

Transfers are possible between study programmes which on completion of studies ensure the acquisition of comparable competencies, and between which it is possible, under the recognition criteria, to recognise at least half of the study requirements under the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (hereinafter: ECTS) from the first study programme relating to compulsory subjects of the second study programme (Criteria for
Transferring between Study Programmes (Official Gazette 95/2010, Article 6).
A student may enrol in the second year of the second-cycle Master’s study programme Educational policy if the recognition procedure arising from the transfer recognises 60 ECTS.

 

In this case transfer is possible:
a) from the second-cycle study programmes, from the relevant professional areas, which are provided for under the admission requirements to the study programme,

b) from university study programmes, which were adopted prior to 11 June 2004, from the relevant professional fields that are provided for under the admission requirements to the study programme.

c) transfer requirements are also fulfilled by the candidates who have completed equivalent education abroad and transfer under the same conditions as apply to candidates who have finished their education in Slovenia.

 

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Criteria for recognizing knowledge and skills acquired prior to enrolment in the programme

Prior to enrolment in the study programme the acquired knowledge of the students, the content and the extent of which correspond to the learning contents of the subjects in the second-cycle master’s study programme, may be recognized as completed study requirements. The recognition of knowledge and skills acquired prior to the enrolment, shall be decided by the Commission of the second-cycle post-graduate studies of the Faculty of Education upon the student's written request, his submitted written certificates and other
documents attesting to the acquired knowledge and the content of knowledge, and in accordance with the Rules of Procedure and criteria for informally acquired knowledge and kills adopted by the Senate of the University of Ljubljana at the meeting of 29 May 2007 and the Rules of Procedure and criteria for the recognition of informally acquired knowledge and skills, adopted at the meeting of the Senate of the Faculty of Education of 18 May 2006.

 

The key principles are, as follows:

  • Each candidate shall have the opportunity to apply for the recognition of informally acquired knowledge and competences,
  • The candidate shall submit all the supporting documents required for the evaluation of obtained non-formal knowledge and competences,
  • Assessment of the achieved competences shall predominantly be based on educational objectives and entry requirements of the study programme, in which the candidate would like to enrol,
  • The proven acquired competencies, which are appropriately documented and relevant, are recognized regardless of the place and manner of their acquisition,
  • The methods used shall provide for a reliable evaluation of the results, which shall be documented by issuing a corresponding certificate.

 

A maximum of 60 ECTS credits may be recognised for knowledge acquired outside the study programme to the:
a) Applicants who have completed the first-cycle study programme of the
corresponding* study fields, which are allocated 240 ECTS.
b) Applicants who have completed an academic study programme adopted prior to 11 June 2004, of the corresponding* study fields.

 

*The corresponding study fields are set out under the section on the entry requirements for this study programme.

 

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Conditions for progression through the programme

Students who have completed the examination requirements obtaining 48 ECTS shall advance to the second study year.

 

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Conditions for completion of the course

Completed prescribed modules and obtained credits (120 ECTS).

Assessment methods

In accordance with the baselines developed in the Tuning project, the assessment covers all levels of knowledge: the emphasis is on the understanding, the use, didactic aspects and reflection (in accordance with the planned study outcomes in the course syllabus). The traditional forms of assessment (midterm examinations, written / oral examinations, seminar
papers) upon taking into account the particularities of individual subjects, are supplemented by projects and research, portfolios, practical products; real problem solving, solving tasks (problems), etc.. are included, as well. The criteria and methods for testing and evaluating the learning outcomes are provided for in the course syllabuses.

 

The assessment scale is in line with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana and he faculty rules (ranging from 1-10; from 1-5 fail, from 6-10 pass) Individual grades are dependent on the level and scope of the learning outcomes, and are determined by the assessment criteria.

 

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Study programme curriculum

The second-cycle Master’s study programme Educational policy consists of compulsory and elective subjects. The courses and the requirements to be completed by students in order to finish the studies comprise 120 ECTS, with one credit corresponding from 25 to 30 hours (contact hours and independent work) of student workload; the curriculum of the programme consists of 1.050 contact hours (29.17%) and 2.550 hours of independent work (70.83%).

 

1st YEAR:

1st semester:

General compulsory courses: Introduction to Educational policy (6 ects), Scientific Research Methodology (6 ects)

Elective subjects: General Elective Subject 1 (6 ects), General Elective Subject 2 (6 ects), Professional Elective Subject 1 (6 ects)

2nd semester:

Professional compulsory courses: Modern State and Public Policy (6 ects), School, Equity and Efficiency (6 ects)

Elective subjects: General elective subject 3 (6 ects), Professional elective subject 2 (6 ects), Free elective subjects 1 (6 ects)

General elective subjects (students choose three general electives, two in the first semester and one in the second semester): Philosophy of Education, Sociology of Education, Psychology, Curriculum and Educational Planning, Theory of Education, Anthropology and Education, Education, Power and Authority, Modern Educational Policy and Future Scenarios, Selected Topics of Educational Policy, Educational Policy in the Fields and Levels of Education, School, the State and Child Abuse, Quality Assurance, Organization and Education Funding, Education Planning and Management in Local Communities, Educational Policy, Special Needs and Education Management of Children with Special Needs, Education Policy and Sport, Gender and Education, Values, Anthropological Aspects of Culture and Education.

2nd YEAR:

3rd semester:

Professional compulsory courses: Introduction to Educational
Policy (6 ects), Scientific Research Methodology (6 ects)

Elective subjects: Professional elective subject 3 (6 ects), Professional elective subject 4 (6 ects), Professional elective subject 5 (6 ects)

4th semester:

Professional elective Subject 6 (6 ects), Free elective subject 2 (6 ects), Master's thesis (18 ects)

Professional elective subjects: Modern State and Public
Policy, School, Equity and Efficiency, Modern Educational Policy and
Future Scenarios, Selected topics of Educational Policy, Educational Policy in the Fields and Levels of Education, School, the State and Child Abuse, Quality Assurance, Organization and Education Funding, Education Planning and Management in Local Communities, Educational Policy, Special Needs and Education Management of Children with Special Needs, Education Policy and Sport, Gender and Education, Values, Anthropological Aspects of Culture and Education.

 

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