This educational offer will be developed in 2015/2016 and aims to provide classes taught in English in the different subjects that compose the curricular plan, to fulfill the needs that arose from the increasing internationalization and from the new challenges posed to higher education institutions by Erasmus+ Programme.UNIVERSITY OF MINHO (Uminho)
The University 's mission shall be the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge, under the spirit of freedom of thought and plural critical judgments, through the promotion of higher education and the construction of a society paradigm based on humanistic principles, and having knowledge, creativity and innovation as cornerstones for growth, sustainable development, well-being and solidarity.
Uminho has been involved in the Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus, Leonardo da Vinci programs and, from 2014, in the Erasmus+ and Iacobus (mobility northern Portugal-Galicia).
The internationalization of education has also been driven by the development of programs in partnership, namely double degree agreements and joint supervision involving foreign universities.
Throughout these years, Uminho has been, gradually, emerging as a full university in the areas of education, research and interaction with different communities. Uminho is an institution that has become participative, sustainable, inclusive and efficient. This idea of university that seeks to accomplish the statutory mission of contributing to the construction of a model of society based on humanistic principles, which include knowledge, creativity and innovation as factors of growth, sustainble development, well-being and solidarity, leads to a institution open to the world.INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION (IE)
The Institute of Education (IE) is a school of the University of Minho (UMinho), which has 40 years of experience of teaching and researching in the field of Education. According to its Statutes, IE's mission is to develop projects on education, research and interaction with society in the broad area of Education, thus contributing to the development and well-being of individuals, groups, educational organizations and society alike.
The teaching activity of IE is composed by undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees specific to IE or shared with other Schools of UMinho. IE also covers advanced scientific internships, doctorates in partnership with foreign universities and post-doctorates. In conjunction with the teaching activities, research developed in IE is focused on the educational processes, agents and contexts, on teaching, learning, training and socio-educational development. The activities concerned with the interaction with society, involving in-service training courses and applied research in a way of making the knowledge and skills of its teachers and researchers available to the community.
The various projects of IE extend beyond the national context, and internationally the cooperation with nearby countries in terms of culture and language, as is the case of the Portuguese Speaking Countries, is worth being highlighted. To achieve its Mission, IE establishes partnerships with national and international institutions aimed at mutual enrichment and at attaining common objectives.
IE has a wide range of protocols with European Universities which have promoted a significant mobility of students and teachers over the past few years.
Therefore, IE organizes the International Semester on Basic Education and International Semester on Education, with the goal of providing classes taught in English, to fulfill the needs that arose from the increasing internationalization and from the new challenges posed to higher education institutions by Erasmus+ Programme:
INTERNATIONAL SEMESTER ON BASIC EDUCATION
- The International Semester on Basic Education (Early childhood education and Elementary education) - for students seeking training in subjects linked to teachers training.
- The International Semester on Education (Sciences of education) - for students seeking training to act within and outside the educational system, namely in terms of Education, Training, Training Management, Socio-communitarian Intervention and Educational Mediation.
(for students seeking courses in the bachelor in early childhood education and elementary education)
Based on the 3-year degree in Elementary Education, the International Semester on Basic Education (Early Childhood and Elementary Education), gives international students an opportunity to develop skills to intervene in various educational settings, by providing the adequate knowledge and skills that would enable them to: observe and evaluate different educational contexts within the area of early childhood and elementary education where they might develop their professional activity; build a global view on children and their lives and learning contexts, developing skills for action in fields related to early childhood and elementary education; develop learning skills, critical and inventive thinking, intellectual curiosity and openness to diversity and inclusion.CURRICULAR PLAN
INTERNATIONAL SEMESTER ON EDUCATION
First semester - September - February
Second semester - February - July
Human Biology and Health
Literacy e Reading Mediation (optional)
Elements of Mathematics 1
Psychology of Child development and learning
Arts and Visual Education
ICT in Professional Practice
Interdisciplinary research projects and pedagogical action 1
Sports and Health
Organization and Curriculum for Basic Education
Interdisciplinary research projects and pedagogical action 2
Sociology of Childhood and Education
Educational settings and professional practices
Drama Expression and movement
(for students seeking courses in the bachelor in education)
Based on the 3-year degree in Education, the International Semester on Education (Sciences of Education) gives international students an opportunity to develop skills to intervene in various trains senior professionals of Education/Training capable of intervening in various educational settings, by providing the adequate knowledge and skills that would enable them to: observe and analyses socio-educational contexts of organizations with educational and training competencies and of activities where there are educational, training and lifelong learning dimensions; perform support functions in identifying educational problems, in training educators and agents of local development in youth work, in the community intervention and in mediation. CURRICULAR PLAN
ALLOCATION TO THE STUDY CREDITS
First semester - September - February
Second semester - February - July
Trends in Contemporary Pedagogy
Pedagogy of Adult Education
Theory and curriculum development I
Multimedia Educational Materials
Educational organizations and educational administration I
Politics of Education (optional)
Education and Literacies
Introduction to Educational Psychology
Epistemology of Sciences of Education
Theory and practice of training assessment
Technology and Educational Communication II
Educational organizations and educational administration II
By following an International Semester on Basic Education or an Internacional Semester on Education, students can obtain study credits for the successfully achieved course units, according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
ECTS is based on the principle that 30 credits measure the workload of a full time semester (September to February or February to July).
Credits can be obtained after successful achievement of the work required and appropriate assessment of the learning outcomes of the different subjects.ficheiros anexos