Building the Content of Teacher Training in the Context of Education for Sustainable Development
Keywords:content, teacher training, teacher, environment, sustainable development
AbstractThe article presents and justifies a technology for building the content of teacher training through sustainable development. Considerable attention is paid to environmental issues of society, which urge to change the philosophy of life and the mindset of people. The designed technology for building training content is primarily relevant owing to the need to implement the main concepts of sustainable development and introduce some novel approaches to teacher training. It can be implemented at three levels: degree programmes, curricula, syllabi. The level of building training content consists of such stages: defining expected learning outcomes for courses; outlining the information field of courses; compiling the basic educational material; determining didactic units of the main educational material; designing the structural and semantic model of the basic educational material; dividing the basic educational material into subjects. The article also presents the results obtained from the experiment conducted from 2015 to 2018. The research sample comprised 457 respondents (231 respondents in the control group (CG) and 226 respondents in the experimental group (EG)). The analysis of the obtained results shows that during the formative experiment the number of respondents with advanced (creative) level has increased by 5.82% in the EG compared with the CG; the number of respondents with intermediate (sufficient) level – by 5.18. The number of respondents with basic (reproductive) level has decreased by 11%. The differences between the CG and the EG are statistically significant (χ2 = 8,276), do not exceed the established limits and are at the level of 0.05≤ρ≤0.01 (5.991≤8.276≤9.21).
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