Scientific and Pedagogical Support for Future Primary School Teachers during Teaching Practice
Published: 4 April 2022
Educational Challenges , Volume 27, pp 80-91; https://doi.org/10.34142/2709-7986.2022.27.1.07
Abstract:Considering the current reality, when the state needs highly qualified and creative specialists, the problem of scientific and pedagogical support for future primary school teachers’ professional growth during teaching practice is becoming increasingly important.The purpose of the research is to substantiate theoretically the scientific and pedagogical support for future primary school teachers’ professional growth during teaching practice.Methodology.A retrospective analysis of the process of future primary school teachers’ professional growth has been used. We have found that the process of professional growth becomes more effective if certain pedagogical conditions of students’ teaching practice are created and implemented. They facilitate the development of future specialists’ desire and readiness for faithful implementation of their professional duties, professional competence and important personal qualities development, the ability to self-educate, etc. The basis for our research wasscientific and pedagogical studies relevant to future primary school teachers’ professional growth during teaching practice. Results. The essence of the concepts “scientific and pedagogical support”, “professional potential” has been defined. The main tasks of future teachers’ preparation for future pedagogical activity with orientation on their professional growth as well as professional potential components and the factors having an impact on their formation and realization have been characterized. It has been determined that teaching practice creates ample opportunities for future teachers’ personal abilities purposeful development, the desire for creativity through their systematic involvement in the various activities of a modern primary school teacher.The directions in which scientific and pedagogical support for future primary school teachers is implemented during the experimental teaching practice “A Day at School” have been stated.It has been defined that the system of creative scientific and pedagogical support for future teachers’ practical training deals with an introduction to pedagogical activities, adaptation to the professional skill requirements since the 1st year of study, professional self-realization, and pedagogical credo approval in the final year of study.Conclusions. Future primary school teachers’ scientific and pedagogical support during teaching practice deals with preparation for practical pedagogical activities, providing scientific and methodological assistance (both University and school teachers). Teaching practice ensures future specialists deepen and expand professional knowledge and skills, revealing their professional potential and facilitating professional growth in general.
Keywords: pedagogical / creative / teaching / professional growth / strong / Future Primary School Teachers
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