Academic journal article International Education Studies

Professional and Creative Development of Natural Geographic Course Teachers within the Process of Professional Retraining

Academic journal article International Education Studies

Professional and Creative Development of Natural Geographic Course Teachers within the Process of Professional Retraining

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to analyse the professional and creative development of natural geographic course teachers of the Republic of Tatarstan in the process of professional retraining. The method for work performing is a retrospective analysis of professional retraining of natural geographic course teachers within the higher professional education system. The creative potential development of natural geographic course teachers is based on the paradigm of preserving the fundamental nature of the Russian education as a process aimed at integrating natural geographic courses and forming a complete picture of the world in order to foster flexibility, versatility of scientific thinking, different ways of reality reproduction, creating an internal focus in self-development and self-organization throughout life. Findings of the study are represented by a professional retraining system of natural geographic course teachers under conditions of education reforming, which contributes to the professional development of teachers.

Keywords: fundamentality, professional and creative development, professional training of natural geographic course teachers, system of higher professional education, creative potential

1. Introduction

In the fundamental documents identifying the development strategy of the national education system, "National Doctrine of Education of the Russian Federation" and "Concept of Modernization of Russian Education for the Period up to 2015", there is highlighted the exceptional role of education in the development of individual's potential. Education is designed to not only give a person the necessary amount of knowledge and skills, but also to contribute to the realization of his or her creative potential.

Under the conditions of proclaimed humanization of the Russian education content, there is a threat of losing creative potential of basic sciences, reducing the existing gap between theoretical knowledge and activities, converting the logical form of scientific knowledge into the activity-based form.

Creative potential development of natural geographic course teachers is being built by us on the paradigm of preserving the fundamental nature of Russian education.

The notion of fundamentality does not possess a unified interpretation. In Russian pedagogy, pedagogy is understood as a certain range of questions on the fundamental areas of expertise; way of specialist training that meets the requirements of training STR; category of education and education of an individual.

We adhere to certain fundamentality, as a process aimed at integrating natural geographic courses and becoming a complete picture of the world in order to foster flexibility, versatility scientific thinking, different ways of reality reproduction, creating an internal orientation in self-development and self-organization of lifelong learning, inclusion into project activities (Curtis, 2002).

Under the creative potential we understand a complex integrative professional and personal phenomenon, comprising components (motivational-value, theoretical and analytical, reflective-projecting), finding its expression in the holistic development of an appropriate level of creativity (theoretical, reproductive and creative, creative and reproductive and authorial), type (reproductive, constructive, innovative, creative) and the position of creative teachers (observer, participant, analyst, researcher); holistically causing the willingness of a teacher to productive (effective) teaching activities (Samigullina, 2013).

Under the professional and creative development of natural geographic course teachers we understand the process of personality formation, aimed at high creative pedagogical achievements, mastering creativity and realized throughout a personality self-development, creative teaching activities and professional interactions; the process of teacher's ascension from the theoretical level through reproductive-creative and creative-reproductive ones to the highest level of his development-an authorial one (McKenzie, 2005). …

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