Department of theory and Methodology of Primary Education

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
SCIENTIFIC WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT
SPECIALTY
LIST OF ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES
DEPARTMENT STAFF
NEWS OF THE DEPARTMENT

 

Name Department of Theory and Methodology of Primary Education
Head of the department Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor Tovkanets Hanna Vasylivna
Address Mukachevo, Ya.Komenskoho Street 59, 4, aud. 301
Telephone +38 (03131) 3-93-43
e-mail k-po@mail.msu.edu.ua

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Theory and Methods of Primary Education is a structural unit of the Mukachevo State University, an integral part of the pedagogical faculty.
The department has an experienced scientific and pedagogical staff, among them: the doctor of pedagogical sciences, candidates of sciences, masters of pedagogical education, professor, associate professors, who provide effective training of the future specialists in primary education, the educational industry in general. The department is headed by the doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor Tovkanets H.V.

The activity of the Department of Theory and Methodology of Primary Education is aimed at introducing competent and personally oriented approaches into the educational process, which affect not only the structure of knowledge, but also the quality of education.
The main focuses of the Department of Theory and Methodology of Primary Education of Mukachevo State University are:

  • formation of curricula and programs in the field of “Primary Education” taking into account European and best national practice and preserving the best pedagogical traditions, implementation of educational and professional programs, curricula for the training of primary education specialists;
    • organization of interaction with regional institutions and educational establishments in order to create the appropriate conditions for the taking of various types of practical training;
    • development of a unified concept for the implementation of the content of education in the disciplines that are assigned to the department;
    • organization and implementation of the training and educational process at the appropriate scientific and methodological level in group and individual forms of work;
    • preparation and systematic updating of the methodical provision of educational activities in the disciplines that are assigned to the department;
    • organization of taking control over the decisions taken on the issues of ensuring the educational process;
    • management of scientific and research work of students, organization of work of scientific circles, holding of olympiads, competitions on the profile of the department;
  • studying and generalizing the advanced pedagogical experience gained by the lecturers of the department during the course of studies and in extra-curricular work;
  • advanced training of instructors, their training in leading higher educational institutions of Ukraine and the countries of the European Union, international research and educational institutions;
  • supervision in the preparation of Ph.D. theses, consultations, reviewing, discussion of submitted research at the meetings of the department and inter-departmental seminars;
  • organization of interaction with other educational institutions, holding of joint meetings of chairs, round tables, preparation and publication of scientific, educational and methodical literature on problems of primary education and pedagogical activity;
  • holding special classes for the purpose of carrying out occupation guidance work (on-line conference, video-lectures).

SCIENTIFIC WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT

Instructors and students are actively engaged in scientific work, participate in Ukrainian and international conferences, contests, and carry out research within the framework of a scientific theme: “Professional training of a teacher in the conditions of European integration processes”. In accordance with the theme of the department’s research, the research work of instructors is organized on individual topics, the results of which are constantly heard and discussed at the meetings of the department, namely:

  1. Bryzhak N. Iu. “Preparation of future primary school teachers for the use of innovative technologies in the educational process”;
  2. Vasylynka M.I. “Formation of pedagogical empathy of future teachers of primary school in modern conditions of humanization of education”;
  3. Horvat M.V. “Theoretical and methodological principles of national education of primary school students”;
  4. Kuzma-Kachur M.I. “Preparation of students of pedagogical faculties for the formation of the natural sciences competence of junior pupils in the conditions of the integrational educational space”;
  5. Lavrenova M.V. “Preparation of future primary school teachers for the introduction of interactive technologies in the process of studying the Ukrainian language and literary reading”;
  6. Lalak N.V. “Theoretical and practical aspects of the development of pedagogical skills of the future teacher of primary school in conditions of innovative educational processes”;
  7. Liba O.M. “Formation of the readiness of future primary school teachers to apply innovative technologies for teaching mathematics at school”;
  8. Maiboroda I.O. “Professional training of the future teacher of primary school for the teaching of fine arts in the conditions of European integration processes”;
  9. Molnar T.I. “Professional competence of the future teacher in the system of preparation for pedagogical activity”;
  10. Mochan T.M. “Formation of professional qualities of a teacher in the context of educational development”;
  11. Tovkanets H.V. “Educational technologies and pedagogical innovations in professional training of future specialists in the conditions of European integration”;
  12. Fenchak L.M. “Methodological aspect of the relationship of ecological culture and culture of health and their influence on the formation of professional competence of future specialists in primary education”;
  13. Khoma O.M. “Preparing future teachers for the Ukrainian language learning”;
  14. Chovrii S.Iu.. “The main tendencies of professional pedagogical education development in Transcarpathia in the second half of the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century”.

In general, the department’s work over the past 2 years is more than 60 scientific and 20 methodological studies, among them manuals and monographs.

Scientific and publishing activity of instructors of the department

Instructors of the department actively work on the publication of scientific and methodological achievements, in particular, in recent years the following issues have been published:

  1. Kuzma-Kachur M.I. Fundamentals of regional studies: teaching and method. manual [for  students of “Bachelor” degree in higher educational institutions of  specialty 6.010102 “Primary education”] / M.I.Kusma-Kachur, M.V.Horvat-K .: Lira-K, 2016. – 315p.
  2. Lavrenova M.V. Work on vocabulary words in primary classes. Interesting exercises and games for their acquisition / M.V. Lavrenova. – Lviv: Publisher FOP Badikova N.O. -2015. – 92 p.
  3. Professional training of the future teacher in the conditions of the modern educational paradigm: monograph / Tovkanets H.V., Atroshchenko T.O., Barna Kh.V. and a group of authors / Under the general editorship of doctor of pedagogical sciences Tovkanets H.V. – K.: Condor Publishing House, 2015 – 268p.
  4.  Tovkanets H.V. Economic education at the high school of the Czech Republic and Slovakia in the twentieth century [monograph] / Under editorship of a real member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine N.H.Nychkalo. – K.: Condor Publishing, 2013. – 506 p.
  5.  Tovkanets H.V. Higher education in the conditions of globalization: philosophical and pedagogical aspects [monograph] / H.V. Tovkanets. – K.: Condor, 2012. – 360 p.
  6. Tovkanets H.V. Pedagogy: teaching materials / H. V. Tovkanets. – Mukachevo: MSU, 2012. – 266 p.
  7. Tovkanets H.V., Collection of tests on the course “Pedagogics” / Tovkanets H.V., Tovkanets O. S. – Mukachevo: MSU, 2015 – 195 p.

Professor Tovkanets H.V. is the editor-in-chief of the special edition “Scientific Journal of the Mukachevo State University. Series: Pedagogy and Psychology “and deputy editor-in-chief of the collection of scientific works (” Scientific Journal “of the Mukachevo State University). The active contributors to scientific publications are students who have published more than 40 theses and articles.

The department was the organizer of the Ukrainian Scientific and Practical Conference “Higher School and Labor Market: Integration, Modernization, Internationalization”, which was held on October 19-21, 2016. According to the results of the conference, a collection of theses was published. Number of participants: total – 232, university staff – 63, leading scientists (doctors and candidates of sciences) – 51, nonresident – Kyiv (27), Lviv (11), Mykolaiv (14), Uman (13), Vinnytsia (1), Ternopil (1), Uzhhorod (8), Kharkiv (2), Chernivtsi (1), Chernihiv (2), Khmelnytskyi (4), Kryvyi Rih (1), Berehovo (2) Lutsk (1).

The department has a scientific student circle head: doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor-Tovkanets H.V. During the study, students have the opportunity to carry out scientific research and present them at conferences, seminars, competitions both in Ukraine and abroad.

Postgraduate study

The Department of Theory and Methodology of Primary Education also prepares for the third (educational and scientific) level – the preparation of the Doctor of Philosophy (Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences),according to the specialty 011 “Sciences on Education ” (general pedagogy and history of pedagogy), which is aimed at the formation and development of a professional competence for conducting analytical, research and innovation activities in the field of education, taking into account the modern requirements of science, politics, world media, general European recommendations on professional education . The emphasis in the training of specialists is on obtaining theoretical knowledge, skills and other competencies, sufficient for the production of new ideas, solving complex problems in education, mastering the methodology of scientific and pedagogical activities, as well as conducting own scientific research, the results of which have a scientific novelty, theoretical and practical significance. The program of training candidates of science is oriented on the latest scientific research and regulation of relations in the field of general pedagogy and history of pedagogy, within which a further professional and scientific career in the field of educational and research activity is possible.

SPECIALTY

BACHELOR
Field of knowledge Code and name of specialty
 01 Education 013 Primary education
BACHELOR (SHORTENED PROGRAMME)
Field of knowledge Code and name of specialty
 01 Education  013 Primary education

LIST OF ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES

  1. Introduction to specialty
  2. Didactics
  3. Ethnopedagogy
  4. History of pedagogy
  5. Coursework on discipline: “Theory and methodology of education”
  6. Coursework on discipline: “Didactics”
  7. Coursework on separate methods of primary education
  8. Mathematics
  9. Methods of literary reading
  10. Methodology of teaching literary reading
  11. Methodology of teaching the Ukrainian language
  12. Methodology of teaching the Ukrainian language with calligraphy
  13. Methodology of group and club work
  14. Methodology of teaching in the field of education “Mathematics”
  15. Methodology of teaching in the in the field of education “Natural Science”
  16. Methodology of teaching in the field of education “Sociology”
  17. Methodology of teaching computer science
  18. Educational (psychological and pedagogical) practice
  19. Educational (field) practice
  20. Fine arts with studying methods
  21. Fine art with teaching methods
  22. Fundamentals of regional studies
  23. Fundamentals of natural science
  24. Organization and management of elementary education
  25. Organization of work of a group of prolonged days
  26. Fundamentals of eco-pedagogy in primary school
  27. Pedagogical ethics
  28. Pedagogy of family upbringing
  29. Pedagogical skill (pedagogical creativity)
  30. Pedagogical practice (first days of a child at school)
  31. Pedagogical practice (extracurricular educational activities)
  32. Pedagogical practice (practice in summer health camps)
  33. Practice in summer health camps
  34. Pedagogical practice (test lessons)
  35. Pedagogical basis of work with gifted children
  36. Pedagogical practice
  37. Practice pedagogical (psychological and pedagogical)
  38. Training workshop on pedagogy
  39. Selected questions of teaching methodology in the field of “Mathematics”
  40. Selected questions of teaching methodology in the educational field “Mathematics”
  41. Selected questions of the methodology of the Ukrainian language
  42. Selected questions of Ukrainian language teaching methodology
  43. Theory and methodology of education
  44. Theory and methodology of educational work
  45. Theory and methodology of work with children’s and youth organizations
  46. Theory and methodology of work with children’s and youth organizations with a training workshop
  47. Labor training with a workshop
  48. Physical culture with teaching method
  49. Teaching practice
  50. Seminar on the specialty: Education Sciences

 

DEPARTAMENT STAFF

Surname, name, patronymic Degree/title/position
Tovkanets Hanna Vasylivna Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department
Bryzhak Nadiia Yuriivna Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor
Horvat Marianna Vasylivna Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor
Kuzma–Kachur Mariia Ivanivna Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor
Lalak Nataliia Volodymyrivna Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor
Lavrenova Mariia Vasylivna Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor
Mochan Tetiana Mykhailivna Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor
Molnar Tetiana Ivanivna Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor
Fenchak Liubov Mykhailivna Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor
Khoma Olha Mykhailivna Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor
Liba Oksana Mykolaivna Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Senior Lecturer
Vasylynka Mariia Ivanivna Senior Lecturer
Maiboroda Iryna Emilianivna Senior Lecturer
Chovrii Sofiia Yuliivna Senior Lecturer