Goal:The aim of this subject is to obtain the basic knowledge in the domain of pedagogy, develop pedagogical thinking, attitudes and values, expand and develop the pedagogical vocabulary and encourage a research relation towards pedagogical theory and practice.
Outcome:Students have obtained the basic knowledge in the domain of pedagogy. Pedagogical thinking has been developed. Theoretical and practical knowledge has been integrated. Active, research approach towards pedagogical activities has been developed.
Contents of the course
Pedagogy – science and study discipline – Subject and tasks of pedagogy. Construction and development of pedagogy. System of pedagogical disciplines. Relation between pedagogy and other sciences. Modern pedagogical directions and systems. Relation between pedagogical theory and educational practice.
Epistemological and methodological basics in pedagogy – Different methodological approaches in pedagogy. Research as a professional development. Teacher as a researcher.
Basics of theory of upbringing - Concept, significance and appearance forms of upbringing. Characteristics of upbringing. Possibilities and limits of upbringing. Upbringing, education and teaching.
Pedagogic teleology – Concept and pedagogical functions of the goal of upbringing. Factors of the goal of upbringing. Educational standards and outcomes. Specific aims and tasks of upbringing. Components of upbringing activities: intellectual, moral, aesthetic and physical upbringing.
General methods and principles of upbringing – General methods and upbringing aids. Subject position of pupils in the educational process. Socialisation and individualisation. Principle of unique action of educational factors.
Participants in the upbringing process – Teacher and pupil in the traditional and modern schools. Pupil autonomy in the educational process. Importance and specifics of the teaching profession. Teacher as an educational factor. Characteristics of the teaching profession. Professional functions of teachers. Teacher as a homeroom teacher.
Upbringing and culture – The culture of upbringing. Upbringing concept of future teachers. Upbringing in the family, in school and in the social environment. The importance of family as a member in the upbringing system. Parent in the upbringing process. The upbringing importance of means of mass communication.
Contemporary problems in education – upbringing for democracy. Pedagogy of leisure time. Ecology and creating ecological awareness. Ecological education and upbringing. Education in the informatics era. Lifelong learning.
Pedagogue in school – Collaboration of teacher and pedagogue. Pedagogical-instructive and advisory work.
Upbringing and education system – The concept and function of the education system. Basic factors of the upbringing system. Coordination of educational factors. School as an educational institution. Structure of educational activities in school.
Pedagogical education and teacher competencies – Contemporary aims of educating teachers. The role and importance of pedagogical education of teachers. Pedagogical attitudes and value orientations of teachers. Pedagogical aspects of teacher professional identity.