Edited By Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg
This volume presents a series of contributions from the XVII. International Scientific Conference on The Reform of Education and Teacher Training to the topic Enculturation by Acquiring of Social Competences which was conceived and organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius Pedagogical University (VPU) and Heidelberg University of Education (Germany). Main topics of the conference were education and quality standards of university and high school education. Acquisitions of interactive skills in the educational and social sector are basic to quality management. Basic skills have to be developed for achieving the competence of enculturation in order to meet the challenges of our society in the coming decade.
Expression of the Changing Role of Gymnasium Teachers 383
Rita Dukynait� Expression of the Changing Role of Gymnasium Teachers Abstract The article analyses the summarized data on the preparedness of gymnasium teachers to or- ganize a modern education process, discusses the role of teachers as learners’ assistants, ac- tivity coordinators and promoters in education process with regard to such aspects as teach- ers’ qualification, participation in formal and informal education of gymnasium learners. The learners’ opinion as evaluation of teachers’ work is presented. Keywords: The role of gymnasium teachers, educator’s expression. Relevance The role of gymnasium teachers was analysed on the basis of the opinion that modern gymnasium teachers willing to organise education process successfully taking into account individual needs, interests, abilities, preparation level of learners, etc., have to undergo the professional development on a regular basis, train critical thinking, possess firm moral values, understand internet, ICT oppor- tunities and know foreign languages. Teacher-training education is important but not sufficient for modern teachers, it is necessary to acquire other roles next to that of subject teacher. The reality of education is rapidly changing, the variety of learners’ learning is growing, but they lack social experience and need teachers as organisers, supporters, promoters and advisors rather than directive supervisors. In general, all the modern education systems, which implement reforms based on humanistic philosophy, constructivism, need active organisers of the process of education, who could create the learning environment ingeniously, who know the psychology of stages of age, who exercise both teaching and management com- petencies (Charlton, 2007; Neifach, 2006; Paterson,...
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