Part time PhD Program in Education in Latvia

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One must accomplish two things when earning a PhD. First one must understand a particular subject thoroughly. Secondly, one must extensively in knowledge about that subject.

Teaching can be very frustrating if you do not advance your education skills and knowledge to doctorate level. This will enable you to understand the concepts better and deliver quality content to your students. It will also enable you to understand the student's behavior well.

Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Estonia, to the south by Lithuania, to the east by Russia, and to the southeast by Belarus. The Latvians are a Baltic people, culturally related to the Lithuanians. Capital is Riga which is home to University of Latvia with more than 23,000 enrolled students.

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Doctor of Pedagogy Science

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

Doctor’s level scientific competence for the development of science and practice of pedagogy in the context of EU, particularly at LLU and rural areas, and particularly in Zemgale region. [+]

Best Part time Doctorates in Education in Latvia. Doctor’s level scientific competence for the development of science and practice of pedagogy in the context of EU, particularly at LLU and rural areas, and particularly in Zemgale region. Objectives - Assure qualitative acquirement of theoretical and experimental research methodology. - Organise and promote versatile co-operation of doctoral students and academic staff, particularly team work and cross disciplinary researches. - Promote publishing of doctoral level researches and presentation of them in Latvia and abroad. - Assure conditions to improve the language of science and IT skills. - Promote scientific research of doctoral students in Latvia and abroad, e.g. participation in scientific projects, as well as running courses. - Develop fields of science of pedagogy appropriate to LLU in the research context of Latvia, Europe and the world. - Complete the Programme and defend a promotion paper (thesis) and get the doctoral degree (Dr. paed.). Study results Knowledge: know and understand: topical theoretical and empirical research methodology (topical, modern scientific theories and conceptions), scientific language/terminology, data basis of educational sciences and related ones; systemically understanding of problems and theories in the field of research; understand importance of: theoretical and practical innovations/novelties in the field of pedagogy and cross-disciplinary investigations in pedagogy, particularly abilities of scientific contribution for Zemgale region and rural communities in general. Skills: able to do theoretical and empirical investigations responsibly in cooperation with other persons involved in the investigation and studies; able to assess and choose independently appropriate research methodology; able to improve scientific competence in the frame of projects, participating and presenting results/reporting in scientific conferences, discussing in seminars, symposiums and work groups; able to develop/create new knowledge and understanding on existing knowledge and their practical usage implementing important and genuine investigation results, part of which is on the level of internationally indexed publications and gaining success appropriate to the international level of the field; able to assess responsibly the field of investigation and its results in the context of interdisciplinary research and sustainable development; able to supervise research or developmental tasks of education at work, communicate on the field of investigation and education with scientists and society in general. Competence: able to put forward innovative research ideas independently, analyse, synthesize and assess them critically in the field of pedagogy/education and interdisciplinary research context; able to carry out important scientific investigations and implement innovations responsibly, independently and critically, particularly in Zemgale region and rural communities for their sustainable development; able to publish investigation results in Latvia and abroad in internationally recognised issues, i.e. indexed issues; able to plan, structure and manage scientific projects, i.e. international ones responsibly and independently; able to supervise scientific theses, lead a team or be a team member, communicate with colleagues, scientists and society in the appropriate expert field; able to promote the development of education, science, culture and social progress in the knowledge society (particularly in rural areas) emphasizing its sustainability opportunities. Sub-branches of the science of Pedagogy at LLU: Pedagogy of School Education, Pedagogy of Fields, Pedagogy of Higher Education and Adult Pedagogy. Length of studies Full time: 3 years = 48 weeks x 3 = 144 weeks. Part time: 4 years = 36 weeks x 4 = 144 weeks. Doctoral students have rights to use two academic leaves (2 x 12 months) as well as cancel studies because of plausible reasons and to renew their studies again. Conditions of the Programme Implementation and Getting of Doctoral Degree Doctoral students work according to their individual plan considering ECTS division in study years. The students receive study plans (dates of defence and pre-defence are also included), structure of presentations in colloquiums and other documents from the Programme director and Department of Doctoral Studies. Rural social groups and/or institutions must be included in empirical research. Doctoral students write the individual plan before of each study year. The plan is approved by the scientific supervisor, director of the Programme and in academic meetings of IEHE and the Council of the Faculty of Engineering. The student submits the approved plan to the department of Doctoral studies. The students write reports of completion of the plan twice a year. Regular and collegiate reviewing of the study takes place in colloquiums. They are compulsory for every doctoral student once a year. There can be also several colloquiums in one year for one student if the student wishes and he/she needs collegiate help. The students present their study scrupulously in the colloquiums. Academic staff and other doctoral students participate there. Doctoral students evaluate their progress individually, in mutual discussions, in the discussions with academic staff and with stakeholders. As regards promotion examinations, times of taking them and commissions are written in the study plan and a student submits an application to the Department of Doctoral Studies for taking a particular examination. Evaluation is in 10 grades scale. The commission (three academic staffs), process of the examination and a final mark is written in a protocol (minutes). Doctoral students receive a certificate on completion theoretical courses and scientific research. Pre-defence of the thesis is organised in two stages because of interdisciplinary of investigations. The first one is interdepartmental meeting with participation of appropriate specialists, scientists, academic staffs and doctoral students. The meeting can be organised in the institution where the empirical study had been carried out. Two experts review the thesis. The second stage is pre-defence of the thesis with three expert reviews. The Promotion Council of Pedagogy recommends submitting the thesis to the National Scientific Qualification Commission. Submission and defence of the thesis are according to: The Regulations and Criteria of Giving the Doctoral Scientific Degree (promotion) (The Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers Nr. 1001, 27.12.2005.), The Regulation of LLU Promotion Council (LLU Senate’s decision 12.04.2006.), approved and prolonged LLU Promotion Council of Pedagogy (Rector’s instructions 05.02.2009, Nr. 04-65 and 26.04.2010, Nr. 04-196). After successful defence of thesis and award of the degree (Dr. paed.) the rector of the University signs a regulation on giving a diploma. The diploma is signed by the rector and head of the Promotion Council. The diploma is awarded in the meeting of LLU Convent in December. [-]

PhD - Pedagogy

Rezekne University of Applied Sciences
Campus Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Latvia Rēzekne

The program is designed to meet the needs of practitioners who wish to research some aspect of their field of practice. Candidates embark [+]

Doctoral study program “Pedagogy” The program is designed to meet the needs of practitioners who wish to research some aspect of their field of practice. Candidates embark on high-level, practice-based research into one of the of research areas. It is a research degree whose purpose is to assist professionals to develop a relationship between research and their professional activities. Visiting professors from partner universities will be involved as teachers and advisors in the program. Students have an opportunity participate in Erasmus mobility for studies and traineeship. The language of instruction is English. Qualification awarded: Doctor’s degree in Pedagogy (PhD). Admission requirements: Master's degree in  Pedagogy,  Psychology,  Educational management or Humanitarian  Sciences, Social Science, Social welfare and social assistance if professional experience in education at least 3 years.   Duration of studies: 3 years of full time studies, 4 years of part time studies. Study program consists of 2 parts: 1. Scientifically research work: the individual research work, to prepare and design of doctor’s dissertation; publication of research results (3 publications); presentation of researches results in the scientifically conferences; the theoretical seminars; the practice of professor assistant or assistant of the lead researcher in making and in conduct of projects of the researches works– 112 KP credits (168 ECTS); 2. Theoretical studies (A part (compulsory) – the module of development of research and intellectual competences; B part (optional) – the module of development academicals competences; C part (free elective)) – 32 KP credits (48 ECTS). To complete doctoral study program student has to earn 144 KP credits (216 ECTS). Final test: Doctor’s examinations (in Pedagogy and in Foreign language) and doctor’s dissertation Study fee: 2600 EUR per year [-]