EFL TEACHERS TRAINING IN PAVLO TYCHYNA UMAN STATE PEDAGOGICAL UNIVERSITY: METHODOLOGICAL ASPECT
The article describes the peculiarities of EFL teacher training in Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University which is done within the framework of new PRESETT Curriculum on Methodology designed in context of ‘New Generation School Teachers’ joint project, initiated by the Ministry of Education and Science, Ukraine and the British Council, Ukraine. The article highlights the innovative character of the Curriculum and provides its detailed analysis in terms of content, structure, modes of teaching and learning, assessment specifications. The content of the new PRESETT Curriculum on Methodology is described in correlation with the competencies students will get in the result of their learning a particular module. Thus, demonstrating its skill-oriented character and correspondence to the requirements of Ukrainian education reform, the core idea of which is acquiring skills and abilities to obtain knowledge independently and apply it in practice. The article also specifies the way school experience is organized and accentuates its role in EFL teacher training. Such important aspects of the Methodology course as modes of teaching and learning and assessment specifications are dealt with in the article. The effectiveness of the PRESETT Curriculum in EFL teacher training is evaluated by means of survey and focus group discussion where the participants were methodology teachers and students of Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University. The results of the survey and focus group discussion are presented in the article.
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