ARPHA Proceedings 1: 107-114, doi: 10.3897/ap.1.e0097
Student-Centered Education of Primary General Education Teachers for the Realization of Personal Potential in Profession and Career
expand article infoOlga Yu. Elkina, Liubow Ya. Lozovan
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Abstract
The present research is interesting due to the existence of new approaches to the development of competence of a modern teacher which require transition from a knowledge paradigm of higher education to the student-centered paradigm and closer attention to the realization of personal potential of future teachers in profession and career. From this perspective, the present article addresses expansion of the system of student-centered education of primary general education teachers for the realization of personal potential in career and also, the description of learning environment which is created for the realization of this process. Core research method is a system approach which analyzes the process of education of primary teachers for the realization of personal potential in future profession and it should be studied as a comprehensive integrity of all its parts and on all levels of structural hierarchy of the process. The present article determines organizational and academical conditions for student-centered education of primary teachers for the realization of personal potential in profession. In the present article conceptual basis and a structural model of student-centered education of primary teachers for the realization of personal potential in profession were developed. The article contains materials, which can help to resolve the following issues: conflict of such factors as school needs of self-learning teachers and real-life willingness of normal universities graduates to continuously improve themselves; conflict between dominating group training method of professional education and individual student-centered form of development of professional skills; the conflict between objective needs of general education teachers for the realization of personal potential in profession, and poor readiness of learning environment and technologies which could allow young teachers to realize these needs; the conflict between the objective need of developing the willingness of general education teachers for the realization of personal potential in profession and poor theoretical development and methodical sufficiency of the studied process. Practical implication of results, contained in the present article, is technology and instructional guidelines development for the student-centered education of primary general education teachers for the realization of personal potential in profession.
Keywords
primary general education teachers, student-centered education, realization of personal potential in profession.