Comenius - Math is B.E.A.U - Icelandic Educational System

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  • http://eng.menntamalaraduneyti.is/subjects/ http://bella.mrn.stjr.is/utgafur/skolenska.pdf Upper secondary education is not compulsory, but anyone who has completed compulsory education has the right to enter a course of studies in an upper secondary school. All schools at this level, like other schools in Iceland, are co-educational. Education at upper secondary level is free of charge but students pay an enrolment fee and purchase their textbooks. Students in vocational education pay a part of the cost of materials they use. The school year, which lasts for nine months, is divided into autumn and spring terms. Students generally attend 32 to 40 lessons per week, with each lesson lasting 40 minutes. Students may enter upper secondary schools at the end of compulsory schooling in the year they turn sixteen. In recent years, around 90% of the students who completed compulsory education have entered upper secondary education directly thereafter; the dropout rate during upper secondary schooling has, however, been considerable. The school year, which lasts for nine months, is divided into autumn and spring terms. Students generally attend 32 to 40 lessons per week, with each lesson lasting 40 minutes. There are around 40 upper secondary schools, of varying size. The largest schools have around 1,500 students and the smallest fewer than 50. CURRICULUM The law defines the objectives of upper secondary education as follows Teachers Upper secondary teachers of academic subjects shall have completed at least four full years of university education. At least two of these should be in a major subject and one year should be devoted to the study of education and instructional methodology. Teachers who hold a higher qualification in their teaching subject(s) than described above only need one semester’s study of education and instructional methodology.
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  • Comenius - Math is B.E.A.U - Icelandic Educational System

    1. 1. Kópavogur Institute of Education (MK) Established 22 September 1973
    2. 4. Math is B.E.A.U.
    3. 9. 120 km What is wrong with this picture? 400 tons of volcanic ash was blown up into the air every second! 75 elephants per second! This guy really wants the Darwin Awards!!
    4. 10. We are here!
    5. 11. 90% of students starts 60% finish
    6. 17. Three schools under one roof <ul><li>Junior College (academic subjects) </li></ul><ul><li>School of Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality and Culinary School </li></ul>≠ = MK‘s Logo Hamburger
    7. 18. Teaching Staff <ul><li>Around 80 full-time plus part-time staff </li></ul><ul><li>9 Math Teachers </li></ul>
    8. 19. School of Tourism <ul><li>Junior College option and an evening school programme for mature students </li></ul>
    9. 20. School of Tourism (evening programme) <ul><li>Tourism studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 terms in school and 1 term in the field receiving vocational training in tourism businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Guiding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualifications as official tour guide in Iceland </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cabin crew studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>14 weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognized by major Icelandic airlines </li></ul></ul>
    10. 21. Hospitality and Culinary School <ul><li>3 – 4 years’ apprenticeship </li></ul><ul><li>Journeyman’s certificate </li></ul>
    11. 22. Trades: <ul><li>Baking (4 years) ( 126 weeks training 120 ECTS in school ) </li></ul><ul><li>Waitering (3 years) </li></ul><ul><li>Meat Processing (4 years) </li></ul><ul><li>Cooking (4 years) </li></ul><ul><li>Combination of practical work/training with a master and formal studies at school. </li></ul>
    12. 23. Other courses: <ul><li>Food Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assistant chefs, cooking at sea </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preparatory courses for hospitality and culinary studies </li></ul><ul><li>Education for butchers (mature students) </li></ul><ul><li>School for master tradesmen </li></ul>
    13. 24. César Ritz Programme <ul><li>Started August 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>First year towards the degree of BA in hotel management </li></ul><ul><li>All courses taught in English as directed by the mother school in Switzerland and using teaching materials provided by the Swiss </li></ul><ul><li>Possibility of offering this study option to students from our neighbouring countries </li></ul>
    14. 25. College <ul><li>Education towards qualifications for university matriculation (8 terms = 4 years) </li></ul><ul><li>European equivalents: A-levels, Abiturum, Baccalaureat, Studentereksamen </li></ul>
    15. 26. Majors / options <ul><li>Artistic Studies (in collaboration with art colleges) </li></ul><ul><li>Business Studies / Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Modern Languages </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Languages and Linguistics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Languages and Tourism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physics and Chemistry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Science </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences </li></ul>
    16. 27. Shorter options <ul><li>Practical education </li></ul><ul><li>Office skills I & II </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 + 2 terms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Applied business studies </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evening courses and distance education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Special Departments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For autistic students (from 1999) </li></ul></ul>
    17. 28. Example: Major in Social Science Subject 1st sem. 2nd sem. 3rd sem. 4th sem. 5th sem. 6th sem. 7th sem. 8th. sem.                   DANISH 103º 203             ENGLISH 103º 203 303     403 503   SOCIOLOGY 103   203 303*     313*/403*   MEDIA STUDIES   103             ICELANDIC 103º 203 303 403 503   603* 613*/633* ATHLETICS 101 101 221 101 101 101 101 101 GEOGRAPY           103     LIFE SKILLS 112             121 NATURAL SCIENCE     113     103   123 HISTORY     103 203 303   313*/503*   PSYCHOLOGY         103* 203* 303*   MATHEMATICS 103º 1026&2026 263   313* 363*       ELECTIVE SUBJECTS       102 102 102 102 104 NATIONAL ECONOMICS               103 THIRD LANGUAGE     103 203 303 403                       Total 140 cr 18 16 19 18 18 18 18 15 Math 1026 – Group 1 of 4
    18. 29. Example: Major in Physics and Chemistry Subject 1st sem. 2nd sem. 3rd sem. 4th sem. 5th sem. 6th sem. 7th sem. 8th. sem. DANISH 103º 203             PHYSICS       103 203* 303* 403*/503**   CHEMISTRY       103 203* 303* 313** ENGLISH 103º 203 303           SOCIOLOGY     103           ICELANDIC 103º 203 303 403 503       ATHLETICS 101 101 221 101 101 101 101 101 GEOLOGY               103 BIOLOGY             103   LIFE SKILLS 112           121 NATURAL SCIENCE 113 123 103           HISTORY         103     203 MATHEMATICS 103º 1026& 2026 203 303 403 503 523* 533*/603* 703* ELECTIVE SUBJECTS       102   104 102 104 THIRD LANGUAGE     103 203 303 403     Total credits 140 18 16 19 18 19 17 15/18 15/18 Math 103 – group 1 of 4
    19. 31. International co-operation <ul><li>César Ritz (hotel management) </li></ul><ul><li>Culinary Institute of America (further education in culinary arts) </li></ul><ul><li>Johnson & Wales (hotel management, tourism) </li></ul><ul><li>Scandinavian schools (exchange programmes) </li></ul><ul><li>Association of European Hotel and Tourism Schools ( AEHT ) </li></ul>
    20. 32. Competitions <ul><li>Scandinavian competition for apprentice waiters and chefs </li></ul><ul><li>AEHT competitions in hotel, catering and tourism skills </li></ul><ul><li>Competitions arranged by domestic firms </li></ul><ul><li>International school competitions </li></ul>
    21. 33. Awards <ul><li>AEHT competition – 1 st place, pastry: 2006, 2003, 2001 and 1998. 2 nd place, pastry 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>AEHT competition – 2 nd place, tourism, 1999. 1 st place tourism promotion 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>European Communities Project, 1 st prize for documentaries 1996, 1997, 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Scandinavian Apprentice Competition – Various awards for chefs and waiters (students) </li></ul>
    22. 34. Gender Equality Award 2007 <ul><li>Presented by the Minister of Social Affairs for MK’s gender equality policy and participation in European student projects designed to support gender equality and awareness of social injustice </li></ul><ul><li>“ Equality Week” is held every year – this year it will be dedicated to human rights issues </li></ul>
    23. 35. Towards the future <ul><li>To continue with further developements of on-line learning and Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed learning options – reaching beyond the walls of the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Short practical courses for the general public organized by the Sæmundur Fróði education centre and in collaboration with Icelandair </li></ul>
    24. 36. Quality control <ul><li>Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point – HACCP used in Hospitality and Culinary teaching. Been in use since 2001 </li></ul>
    25. 37. Quality control <ul><li>Certified ISO9001 : 2008 Quality management systems used to ensure that all teaching etc meets demands set by the school and/or Ministry of Education. </li></ul><ul><li>ISO certificate issued 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Rekstrarhandbók </li></ul>
    26. 38. Further information <ul><li>The best way to find out about the Icelandic education system in general is by checking the website of the Icelandic Ministry of Education: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.menntamalaraduneyti.is/ </li></ul><ul><li>and selecting either English </li></ul><ul><li>or the Nordic languages </li></ul>
    27. 39. Kópavogur Grammar School
    28. 41. Islendingabok.is

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