Systemic Ecological Approach in Teacher Education: Ecological Didactic Model of Students' Pedagogical Practice
The article deals with the ecological didactic model of students' as prospective teachers' pedagogical practice. The model has been developed to facilitate university students' systemic ecological thinking, professional development, including the development of various competences, and their successful integration within the multilevel, multicomponent, and multifunctional environment of a comprehensive school. The model describes a comprehensive school as multilevel and multifunctional environment, where the students (trainees) and the teachers (supervisors of training) are integral parts of such environment. The functioning of a triad - a university lecturer - supervisor of pedagogical practice, a student, and a supervisor of pedagogical practice at school - as an interactional system is significant for the model. The principles of organization, implementation, and evaluation of the pedagogical practice and the didactic requirements for the students have been developed within the given model. At present this model is under the theoretical and practical approbation.
Irena Katane, Ineta Kristovska, Gita Vjatere and Edgars Katans
The process of globalization and the changeability of environment nowadays demand that society ensure sustainability for itself and its lifewide environment. Therefore nowadays the paradigm of personality’s and specialist’s competitiveness is changing. The old paradigm is substituted by a set of new viewpoints and concepts. The issue of ensuring the environment fostering the development of specialists competitiveness in the modern enterprise becomes even more important. Research in this sphere had three stages: 1) development of theoretically-methodological base for specialists’ competitiveness research; 2) diagnostics and evaluation of the specialists’ competitiveness in modern insurance enterprise (experimental approbation of the competitiveness research methodology); 3) development, evaluation, improvement of “The Model for Evaluation, Support and Promotion of the Staff’s Competitiveness Development in Modern Enterprise as Learning Organization” and its offer for implementation into research base n insurance enterprise. The objectives of research: 1) to investigate the specialists’ competitiveness in the modern insurance enterprise; 2) to develop and evaluate The Model for Evaluation, Support and Promotion of the Specialists’s Competitiveness Development in Modern Enterprise as Learning Organization in the contexts of information and knowledge society and sustainable development.