Methods of Future Science Teachers Training to Use Smart-Technologies in the Professional Activity
Keywords:education, SMART-technologies, schoolchildren/students, future science teachers, methods of teaching, professional training, Biology
The article deals with one of the possible ways of modernization of pedagogical education in Ukraine in order to train teachers of the new generation and to provide conditions for the formation and development of modern alternative models of teachers’ professional and personal growth on the principles of SMART-education concept. The problem of future science teachers training to use SMART-technologies in the professional activity as the condition for realization of the SMART-concept in education is actualized. The advantages of SMART-technologies use in the study of objects and phenomena of wildlife have been substantiated. They allow the formation of holistic thinking of both students and schoolchildren by combining figurative and logical thinking and strengthen the emotional and value perception of wildlife objects. Methods of formation of future science teachers’ readiness to use SMART-technologies in the educational process, which involves the realization of a dual goal: the formation of the ability to use the resource SMART-concept in education to implement their own lifelong education and providing quality professional activities during teaching natural sciences school course have been highlighted. The foundation of the proposed methodology constitutes module “Methods of using SMART-technologies”, which is a component of the discipline “Methods of Biology teaching”. The content and means of its studying by students, tasks for the organization of independent work, tests, criteria and indicators of the level of students’ abilities and skills formation to use the SMART-complex (motivational-value, cognitive, activity-constructive, reflexive and evaluative) have been developed. The effectiveness of the proposed methods on the basis of determined criteria has been proved experimentally.