0696 Methodological Practicum

0696 Methodological Practicum

  • Study programme and level: University degree programme Public sector governance 1st Cycle
  • 2nd or 3rd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 30
  • Other forms of study: 90
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Janez Stare, PhD

1. Objectives and competences


  • testing different methods and techniques of learning
  • find key elements of the style of their own work
  • find the similarities and differences in methods and techniques of professional and scientific research work
  • use different methods of creative collaboration
  • select a suitable approach to writing professional works


  • ability to choose the most appropriate methods of education and learning
  • understand the methods and techniques that affect for designing their own work style
  • ability to choose and use methods and techniques of research work
  • ability to creative collaboration
  • ability to write professional works and technical work.

2. Content

  • The educational process
  • Active participation in the educational process
  • Methods of education and learning
  • Design style of own work
  • Characteristics of professional and managerial work
  • Methods and techniques for increasing the efficiency of their own work
  • Methods in professional and scientific work
  • Evaluation of the technical and scientific research
  • The creative collaboration
  • Methods and techniques of creative collaboration
  • Paper design
  • Writing a professional paper

3. Readings

  • Ivanko, Š. (2007). Upravni praktikum I. (elektronski vir), Metodološki seminar o dejavnem in ustvarjalnem sodelovanju pri strokovnem in znanstvenem delu). Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana, III. dopolnjena in razširjena izdaja. 137 strani.
  • Babbiie, E. R. (1998). The Practice of Social Research. New York, 1998. Izbrana poglavja 50 strani.
  • Cooper, R. D., Schindler, S. P. (1998). Business Research Methods – Six Edition, Irwin McGraw-Hill, New York, 1998. Izbrana poglavja 50 strani.
  • Dimovski, V., Penger, S. in Škerlavaj, M. (2002). Metode raziskovalnega dela. Ekonomska fakulteta, Ljubljana, 2002. Izbrana poglavja 50 strani.

4. Intended learning outcomes

Student knows the methods and techniques of teaching, learning, research, and group creation. He is capable of classification of those methods and techniques as well as their preferred choice. Student knows elements, rules and techniques of professional text writing.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • lecture
  • coursework
  • (group) presentation
  • case study
  • problem based learning
  • e-learning
  • individual tutorial

6. Assessment

  • Written (and/or oral) examination (condition: positive evaluation of the exam) (60%)
  • Active participation (individual and/or group work, e-learning, test, essay) course work (seminar work, project work, oral presentation of work) (40%)