Logvinova O. K., Vittenbek V. K., Ivanova G. P.

Pedagogical education for future university teachers: determinants of effective implementation

Abstract:

The study is aimed at identifying and analyzing the determinants of effective pedagogical education for future university teachers. Research interest in this issue stems from worldwide dramatic changes in higher education caused by interdependent processes of globalization, massification, and digitalization, which in turn foregrounds the problem of effective teaching in a more diverse and complex university environment. The research is based on both theoretical analysis and comparison of modern approaches to the problem under study, a generalization of pedagogical experience, and empirical investigation. The authors focused on students’ expectations and perceptions regarding real and ideal university teachers. Data collection involved the qualitative approach with the use of a focus group method as well as focused interviews. The findings obtained helped to substantiate key determinants of effective pedagogical education for future university teachers, namely an opportune content and teaching methods updating, relevant forms of training, consideration of students’ expectations. The results of the research are of interest to a wide range of experts in the field of higher education and can be applied within the courses of “Pedagogy of Higher Education”, “Pedagogy and Psychology of Higher Education”, “Methods of Teaching at the University”, etc.

About the autors:

Logvinova Olga Konstantinovna, ORCID 0000-0002-2678-4822, Ph.D., Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, olga-gg@yandex.ru, Vittenbek Victor Konstantinovich, ORCID 0000-0003-1467-8886, Ph.D., Moscow Region State University, Moscow, Russia, v.vittenbek@mail.ru, Ivanova Galina Pavlovna, ORCID 0000-0001-6429-1335, ScD., Moscow Region State University, Moscow, Russia, ivgp@mail.ru

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Key words:

university teachers; pedagogical education; pedagogy of higher education; university teacher image; interactive methods of teaching