The interdisciplinary study Computer Science Education is conducted in cooperation with the Faculty of Education of the University of Ljubljana. With this programme we wish to contribute to the better education of teachers and thus the higher quality of computer lessons in Slovenian schools. Master's degree holders will have an excellent knowledge of computer science and will also be qualified for educational work. In the first year the students are educated in didactics; the courses passed by the graduates from the Faculty of Education in the first cycle will be recognised. The second year is more focused on computer science and comprises some advanced general courses and a series of elective courses from various fields of computer science.
2 years
4 semesters
120
ECTS credits
  • Obtained title
  • magister profesor računalništva in informatike
  • magistrica profesorica računalništva in informatike
  • The curriculum
  • Admission requirements and selection criteria in case of limited enrollment

General requirements for enrolment in second cycle Master’s study programme in Computer and Information Science Education

 

The Computer and Information Science Education study programme is open to:

  • Candidates who have completed a first-cycle study programme in the scope of at least 180 ECTS. They can enrol without any additional requirements, if they completed studies in the following professional fields (Paragraph 1, Article 38a of ZViS): computer science, mathematics, science and engineering, if the programmes consist of 60 ECTS in computer and information science skills.
  • Candidates who have completed a first-cycle study programme in other professional fields (Paragraph 2, Article 38a of ZViS) in the scope of at least 180 ECTS, if, prior to enrolment, they complete all study requirements that are essential for the continuation of study. These requirements are jointly determined by the FRI Committee for Student Affairs and the Faculty of Education Committee for Second-Cycle Postgraduate Study by way of comparing the professional fields, and they range from 10 to 60 ECTS. Candidates can complete these study requirements during their first-cycle studies, in training programmes or by completing exams prior to enrolment in the Master's study programme.
  • Candidates who have completed a professional study programme, adopted under the legal provisions in force prior to 11 June 2004, in a relevant professional field as defined under item a.
  • Candidates who have completed a professional study programme, adopted under the legal provisions in force prior to 11 June 2004, in other professional fields, if, prior to enrolment, they complete all study requirements that are essential for the continuation of study. These requirements are jointly determined by the FRI Committee for Student Affairs and the Faculty of Education Committee for Second-Cycle Postgraduate Study by comparing the professional fields, and they range from 10 to 60 ECTS. Candidates can complete these study requirements during their first cycle studies, in training programmes or by completing exams prior to enrolment in the Master's study programme.
  • The admission requirements are also met by candidates who have completed an equivalent study programme abroad and are enrolling under the same requirements as candidates who have completed their studies in Slovenia. Prior to enrolment in the study programme, they must undergo the process of recognition of education for the purpose of continuation of studies.

Selection Criteria for Limited Enrolment

 

A decision on limited enrolment is made if the number of applications by candidates who meet the admission criteria significantly exceeds the number of available places. In this case the selection of candidates is made on the basis of the following criteria:

 

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Undergraduate studies GPA

60 %,

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Elective course exam*, where candidates demonstrate

 

 

their familiarity and knowledge of their desired specialised field of study

40 %.

 

*At the elective course exam, candidates can achieve 40 %, covering:

 

  • 40 % examination in computer and information science education courses.
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  • Main objectives and general Skills

Main objectives of the study programme

The objectives of the programme are training for the development and use of new information technologies, research in computer science education, and the ability to quickly grasp new skills in computer science and its related areas of teaching. The studies involve continuous assessment of teaching goals with the aim of determining the extent of the study programme goals that have been achieved. At the end of the programme the set objectives are assessed through a broad and detailed Master’s thesis.

General skills:

 

  • Knowledge and application of appropriate research methods and development of own practice.
  • Ability to research and transfer findings into practice.
  • The ability to take responsibility for own professional development and learning through evaluation and reflection of personal work.
  • Creating partner relationships with users and other groups.
  • Developing new knowledge and understanding of the relevant field.
  • Working to high ethical norms and professional codes of conduct.
  • The ability to cooperate with an interdisciplinary team, while effectively communicating with all team members.
  • Reflection on and evaluation of existing practice and recognition of unexploited possibilities for improving quality.
  • Developing higher cognitive skills related to the discovery of new knowledge.
  • Knowing and understanding development characteristics, differences and needs of students, and recognising their learning capabilities and problems, a comprehensive view of the student, encouraging the student’s development into a responsible member of society.
  • Use of specialist pedagogical knowledge for children with special needs.
  • Adaptation of educational approaches to individual, social, linguistic and cultural differences of students.
  • Knowing and understanding the content specifics of a class.
  • Understanding and use of professional knowledge for meeting syllabus targets.
  • Creating a supportive education environment, interpersonal relations and effective solutions to disciplinary problems, and developing social skills. 
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  • Methods of Assessment

FRI follows the criteria and methods of assessment as stated in the UL Statutes. A more detailed description of assessment is regulated at FRI in the Study Rules and Regulations for Bologna Study Programmes, the Rules on the Master's Thesis of 2nd Cycle Studies at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana.

The management, Committee for Student Affairs and the lecturers analyse the results and students’ competences, and propose possible changes and actions to eliminate drawbacks (revision of content, changes in assignments, lecturers, literature, mode of teaching and requirements for progression). A teacher’s workshop is held annually to discuss problems and possible actions, attended by all teaching staff at FRI. The faculty’s management and the Committee for Student Affairs are in charge of implementing the actions decided at the Teacher’s workshop. Criteria for assessment are consistently followed at the faculty.

In accordance with baselines developed in the Tuning project, assessment at PeF covers all levels of acquiring knowledge; the emphasis is on understanding, use, didactic aspects and reflection (in accordance with the planned study outcomes in the syllabus). Traditional forms of assessment (tests, oral/written exams, seminar assignments) are therefore, taking into account the specific features of individual courses, supplemented with projects and research, logs, practical assignments or products. This also includes solving real problems, solving open tasks (problems), the portfolio, presentations etc. The criteria and forms of assessment are provided in the study plan for individual study programmes and are publicly available on PeF’s website (http://www.pef.uni-lj.si/index.php?id=149). The analysis of students’ achievements and the analysis of data provided in surveys are the basis for potential changes in the study programme. The general rules of assessment are regulated by the Examination Rules, approved by the PeF Senate and available also to students on PeF’s website (http://www.pef.uni-lj.si/index.php?id=193). An annual plan of examinations, containing the dates of every exam for every course, is produced in order to implement examinations in an organised fashion. 

  • Criteria for recognising Knowledge and Skills acquired prior to Enrolment

Knowledge and skills students acquired prior to enrolment, which are suitable in content and scope to the educational content of courses in the Master’s second-cycle study programme of Computer and Information Science Education, can be recognised as completed study requirements. The recognition of knowledge and skills is jointly decided by the FRI Committee for Study Affairs and the PeF Committee for Second-Cycle Postgraduate Study on the basis of a written application by the student, enclosed certificates and transcripts, and other documents of proof of acquired knowledge and their content that are in accordance with the Rules on the procedure and criteria for recognising informally acquired knowledge and skills, adopted by the UL Senate at the session of 29 May 2007, and the Rules on the procedure and criteria for recognising informally acquired knowledge and skills adopted by the PeF Senate on 18 May 2006.

The key principles are:

  • Every candidate has the possibility to request recognition of informally acquired knowledge and skills;
  • Candidates must enclose all documents required for the evaluation of informally acquired knowledge and skills;
  • The evaluation of acquired competences is based mostly on the educational goals and admission requirements of the study programme the candidate is applying for;
  • Proven acquired competences and its relevant documentation are recognised regardless of where and how the candidates acquired them; the applied methods guarantee fair evaluation, the results of the evaluation are documented with an appropriate certificate. 

A maximum of 60 ECTS can be recognised as knowledge and skills acquired outside of this study programme for:

  • Candidates who have completed an undergraduate study programme in one of the relevant* professional fields, assessed with 240 ECTS.
  • Candidates who have completed a university study programme in force prior to 11 June 2004 in one of the relevant* professional fields.

 

*The relevant professional fields are defined under the admission criteria for this study programme.

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  • Requirements for Progression through the Programme

For repeat enrolment in Year 1 students must complete at least half of the study requirements from Year 1 (i.e. 30 ECTS).

To enrol in a higher year, students must complete all exams from Year 1. 

  • Requirements for completing Studies

To complete the study programme, students must fulfil all requirements for all enrolled courses and successfully submit and defend their thesis paper.

This programme does not contain any parts which can be individually completed.

  • Requirements for Transferring between Study Programmes

Transferring between programmes is carried out pursuant to the Criteria for Transferring between Programmes (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia No. 95/2010).

 

Transferring between study programmes is defined as the transfer and continuation from the first study programme the student was enrolled in to the interdisciplinary Master's study programme of the second cycle of Computer and Information Science Education (the second study programme).

  1. In accordance with the Criteria for Transferring between Programmes, transferring is possible from study programmes w.hich upon co1mpletion guarantee similar competences and which enable the recognition of at least half of the obligations based on the European Credit Transfer System from the first study programme that are related to obligatory courses of the second study programme (Criteria for Transferring between Programmes, Official Gazette 95/2010, Article 6).
  2. If it is decided in the education recognition process that the candidate achieved 60 ECTS, the candidate is then permitted to enrol in Year 2 of the interdisciplinary second-cycle programme of Computer and Information Science Education. In this case, transfer is possible from:
  • Second-cycle study programmes in relevant professional fields as defined under the section on admission requirements for this study programme;
  • University study programmes, in force prior to 11 June 2004, in relevant professional fields as defined under the section on admission requirements for this study programme;
  • Requirements for transfer are also met by candidates who have completed an equivalent study programme abroad, and apply under the same conditions as for candidates who completed their studies in Slovenia. 
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  • International Cooperation and Mobility

Information on international cooperation for the Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana, is available at http://www.pef.uni-lj.si/86.html.

Information for the Faculty of Computer and Information Science is available at  http://izmenjave.fri.uni-lj.si.