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Information and Communication Technologies- Education and Training

Qualification awarded (in original language)
"Mestrado em Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação na Educação e Formação". Title of "Mestre".

Level of qualification
2nd Cycle of Studies. EQF level 7. ISCED 2011 level 7.

Admission requirements
The holders of the licenciado degree or legal equivalent, the holders of a foreign academic degree and the holders of a relevant academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae may apply to the 2nd cycle of studies, as stated in the description of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement.
Besides and despite not awarding a professional diploma, this master’s programme is addressed to educators and teachers of Basic and Secondary School who wish to develop their competences in the multidisciplinary areas of Information and Communication Technologies and get involved in experimenting projects of research/reflection and innovation of teaching practices.

Recognition of prior learning
Following the implementation of the Bologna Process and the consequent legislation regarding the mobility of students among degrees and higher education institutions, prior learning must be recognized and credited. The prior learning concept comprises all the previous learning/training undertaken in other higher education study cycles in national or international institutions (crediting of certified training), as well as previous professional experience and any post-secondary school training or education. As such, the IPB promotes the crediting of the student’s prior learning when arriving at the institution.
Aiming at a quick and full integration of the student in his/her new education programme, the recognition procedures must be submitted when enrolling at the IPB.
For further enquiries on crediting and recognizing prior learning and training at the IPB (calendars, procedures and assessment criteria), please go to the Applicant Portal at www.ipb.pt/portaldocandidato.

Qualification requirements and regulations
120 ECTS Credits (30 per semester). 4 Semesters (2 years). 40 Weeks of study per year (20 weeks per semester). 1620 total Hours of study per year; 1 credit corresponds to 27 hours. A variable number of Contact (teaching) Hours, depending on the established schedule for each Course Unit. It includes a scientific dissertation, a project work or a professional traineeship which will be concluded with a final report comprising 48 credits ECTS.
Holders of this qualification are entitled to apply to the career of high staff in central and local public administration, as well as in private enterprises and institutions or to undertake their own independent qualified activity.
Educators and teachers of Basic and Secondary Schools who hold this diploma are specialized in teaching and research and qualified to design and implement projects of research/reflection and of innovation of teaching practices in the area of Information and Communication Technologies.

Profile of the programme
The profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional specialized skills in the study areas of  Educational Sciences and Computing form the User Point of View.

Key learning outcomes
The degree of "mestre" (master) in Information and Communication Technologies - Education and Training is awarded to those students that demonstrate, in this field, the ability to:
a) develop and enhance the knowledge obtained in the first cycle, in order to develop and apply that knowledge to original situations often in the context of research;
b) apply their knowledge and understanding and problem solving capacities to new and unfamiliar situations in wide multidisciplinary situations, although related to their area of studies;
c) integrate knowledge, deal with complex matters, develop solutions or put forward opinions on situations of limited or incomplete information, including reflecting upon the implications and ethical and social responsibilities that result from both those solutions and opinions or indeed that condition them;
d) communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and reasoning that underlie them, both to experts and non-experts, clearly and unambiguously;
e) develop competences that will enable them to benefit from self-oriented or autonomous lifelong learning.

To complete the qualification, the student is required to pass all compulsory course units of the study plan.

Occupational profiles of graduates
The degree of "mestre" (master) in Information and Communication Technologies- Education and Training belongs to the education and training area of Education and Teacher Training. Graduates are specialized to develop a professional activity within the profile of the programme.

Access to further studies
The degree of "mestre" allows to proceed to 3rd cycle studies, according to the diagram of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement.

Graduation requirements
Graduation is obtained after completion of the total ECTS credits foreseen in the study plan.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
Examination and assessment are regulated by the IPB general regulation, available in www.ipb.pt/sa, and by the Attendance and Assessment Regulations of the School, available in www.ese.ipb.pt.
Consult this Guide under the option “The ECTS at the IPB” for information on the grading and qualification system.

Mode of study
Full-time, Full-time.

Programme director
Manuel Florindo Alves Meirinhos (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Scientific areas of the study plan
Scientific AreaAcronymECTS Credits
Computing from the User Point of ViewCUPV16.00.0
Educational SciencesES93.05.0

Course structure
YearSemTypeCodeCourse UnitScientific
Development of Multimedia ProductsCUPV10.0
12 Semestral 
Pedagogical Integration of Information and Communication TechnologiesES7.0
Methodology of Research in Educational TechnologyES9.0
11 Semestral 
E-learning and Virtual Learning CommunitiesES6.0
11 Semestral 
Cognitive PsychologyPsy6.0
11 Semestral 
Information Society: Learning and QualificationES5.0
12 Semestral 
Management of Learning PlatformsCUPV6.0
11 Semestral 
Option-Gestão Escolar e Organizações que AprendemES5.0
11 Semestral 
Option-Imagem, Comunicação e AprendizagemES5.0
11 Semestral 
Option-Programas Educativos IntergeracionaisES5.0
12 Semestral 
Project / Dissertation SeminarES2.0
12 Semestral 
Information and Communication Technologies and Innovative Educational ProjectsES4.0
Orientation SeminarES12.0


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