Project method as the way of future preschool teachers’ professional competences formation
The aim of the research issue is to study the potential of project method as the means of future preschool specialists’ professional competences. Objectives of the study are as follows: to prove the necessity of students professional training in physical education optimization and improving of preschool children health and welfare; to consider the practical aspects of the method as a system component projects of various technologies in the process of future preschool teachers’ professional competence formation in sports and improving health activities. Object of study: preschool teachers’ professional competences formation process. The subject of the study is the usage of the project method for future preschool teachers’ professional competence formation. Methods: analysis, synthesis, systematization of research data for determining the theoretical and practical solution to the problem of the study. Results: the investigation makes it possible to make such theoretical generalization: students’ work on the project developing reflects current trends of training technologizing; students’ awareness of the necessity of improving the quality of students’ professional preparation to innovative activity in children’s health forming makes the getting of professional competence; educational project’s usage that is based on independent research activity enables improving the quality of specialist’s training, who can solve non-standard professional tasks and form creative attitude to life. It is found out that application of the project method requires a change in the positions of the teacher and students, beause the teacher performs organizational function, which is aimed at developing independent research and creative activity of students. Practical significance of this study can be claimed in the development of professional training programs focused at preschool education. Conclusions and recommendations: the educational process of higher education institution must take into account the technology of professional training aimed at acquiring and getting the experience and ability to carry out professional activities in terms of updating its objectives, content and technology. Further research will be directed at the educational projects’ developing at different educational levels of training.
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