Objective(s) of a study programme:
to ensure students‘ undergraduate pedagogical education in compliance with the European standards, to develop general and specialist competences necessary for the professional activity in the education of young, pre-school, and pre-primary age children, and/or to prepare students for the graduate studies.
1. The knowledge of the general laws of the physical, cognitive, and psycho-social development of pre-school and pre-primary school child and the ability to assess them.
2. The ability of getting to know and analyzing the needs of pre-school and pre-primary school child, of individualizing and differentiating the ways of meeting them, and of developing individual programmes.
3. To know the significance of the child‘s environment and of psychological, national, cultural, social, economic, and political factors for (self-) education.
4. The ability to identify, interpret, and summarize the level of children‘s achievements and the progress made by them.
5. The ability to model the content of pre-school and pre-primary education by promoting child‘s spiritual, emotional, social, and intellectual improvement.
6. The ability to analyze, plan, organize, and assess the activity of child and children‘s group.
7. The knowledge of strategies, conceptions, technologies, and innovative ways and techniques of (self-) education and the ability to apply them.
8. The ability to manage a pedagogical interaction by combining children‘s (self-) education, protection, and care and by building one‘s activities on the recognition of child rights and the requirements for their protection.
9. The knowledge of child‘s pedagogical, psychological, social, and legal problems and the ability to manage psycho-social and educational interventions.
10. The ability to create and maintain a safe (self-) education environment promoting child‘s development, activity, creativity, and independence by fostering different areas of activity and socio-cultural integration.
11. The ability to involve family in an active pedagogical interaction, given the specifity of child‘s (self-) education in family and child‘s individuality.
12. The ability to systematically provide family with social and educational services seeking child‘s quality (self-) education.
13. The ability to collaborate with other specialists working in a group or an institution, as well as with the administration, on the issues of childen‘s (self-) education and the management of the institution.
14. The ability to work in a team with the institutions and specialists of child‘s education, care, and assistance by seeking social partnership.
15. The ability to collect and analyze research data necessary for the solution of a problem; to assess and interpret a problematic situation and to recognize the need for a change.
16. The ability to design pedagogical research: to know the methodology of scientific and empirical research, to select an appropriate research strategy, structure, and techniques.
17. The ability to organize research into professional activity: to use different sources of information, to collect theoretical and empirical material, to analyze, interpret, and summarize it.
18. The ability of quality development and clear and justified presentation of the report of pedagogical research.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Lecture, practice, independent work, practical assignments, problem-based teaching, work in groups, presentation of a review of literature, seminar, individual consultations, study and working visits, activity reflection, project development and visualization.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Study results are assessed during the semester (Colloquiums, individual projects, Practice reports, an oral illustrated presentation, portfolio and others.) and during a final exam. Some courses can be assessed by credits. The assessment is based on a ten-point criteria-based scale and a cumulative grade. Studen