METHODICAL COMPETENCE FORMATION OF BACHELORS IN GEOGRAPHY: APPROACHES, CONTENTS, AND WAYS
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The article presents the results of long-term research concerning the problem of forming methodical competence for those pursuing a Bachelor degree in Geography. The authors examine new contents of theory and methods of teaching for aspiring Bachelors, in addition to ways of problem-solving based upon the task-based approach. The work is based on the three-in-one system "methodical activity - methodical task - formation of methodical competence". The methodology of the problem under study is guided by various approaches of current scientific research. . The data was collected within the period of 2005-2011. The methods of research were based on: the analysis of the documents defining realization of the major program of teaching of Bachelors in Geography; the data received from surveys of the experiment participants (students and teachers); the diagnostics of the results of the students' methodical preparedness. The theoretical and practical results of the research have been reflected in the contents of theoretical and practical study programs, students research activities and state certification. They have been included in the study process of Bachelors of Geography professional training.
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