Didactic constructing of IT-disciplines of professional education for the future agronomists.
The goal of this article is the description of didactic design technology for constructing IT-disciplines for future agronomists in professional training. Technology is based on competency approach and training methods of productive-technological activities. Information-technology discipline is a didactic training system of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for designing and creating professional informatics products. IT product is an information object that has a use value and is created according to certain requirements and certain technology using software tools. Didactic design of IT-discipline is a technological teacher’s activity for design, development and implementation in educational process the effective result-oriented didactic training system of the information technology. The process of IT-discipline didactic design consists of three stages: - the stage of setting goals and designing learning content. It includes strategic, conceptual and functional analyses that determine appropriate general targets, scientific basis and content of IT discipline training modules; - the stage of development of IT-discipline’s didactic system. It includes clarifying learning objectives as diagnostic, identifying the organizational and pedagogical features of learning discipline, coordination of objectives, content, methods, forms and means of training and diagnostics; - stage of didactic analysis and content adjustment of IT discipline. It allows making an examination of educational and university programs of IT-discipline using formal criteria and making, if necessary, corrections or expert conclusions about the quality and efficiency of discipline. Approbation of the technology of didactic design for IT discipline is considered on an example of discipline “Information Technology”, which is taught to students training direction 6.090101 “Agriculture” in Mykolaiv State Agrarian University. Results of approbation technology of didactic constructing of IT disciplines in the educational process of MNAU show that the quality and effectiveness of teaching information technology of the future agronomists are improved, level of their information competence is increased. Further direction of research is formalization and automation of IT competency evaluation of the future agronomy specialists with the help of expert systems.
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