Psychological and Pedagogical Analysis of the Professional Teacher’s Career Phenomenon

Keywords: teacher's career, professional career, psychological training, pedagogical training, a student.


The article proves that knowledge of psychological and pedagogical bases of a professional career phenomenon allows to take into account the ascending and descending phases of development, critical periods of life, as well as to predict the influence of socio-economic and personal factors on the teacher's personality development. The purpose of the article is to conduct a psychological and pedagogical analysis of the phenomenon of a professional teacher's career in Ukraine. Consequently the study theoretically grounds the necessity to take into account the modern teacher work peculiarities, due to the specificity of the environment, the presence of constant contacts with people with different temperaments, the need to withstand emotional stability. Moreover the article also confirms that there are a number of issues regarding both the professional development of the teacher's personality and his / her career management. The author of the article notes that this state of affairs is caused by the lack of purposeful influence on the process of the teachers' professional career formation and development, which in turn leads to a decrease in the efficiency of using the educational institution resources. It is important to take into account the main tasks that a teacher performs within the educational process, namely to provide a clear structure of the educational process; to teach students with enthusiasm and passion; to have a positive mood; to use humour during the classes; to increase the interest of students in the lessons; interest in the life of students outside the educational establishment; treat students with respect. As a result the research proves the necessity to take into account psychological and pedagogical components while building a teacher's professional career, they are the level of motivation of professional activity; the ability to empathize; the level of aggression; the level of neuro-psychic stability; the level of emotional burnout; a professional and general erudition; a culture of behaviour; a range of interests; a style of communication; an observance of rights and responsibilities, etc.


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Author Biography

Taras Olefirenko, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor
Professor of the Department of Theory and Methods of Technology Education
Drawing and Computer Graphics, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University
9, Pyrohova Str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 01601
ORCID: 0000-0002-3278-8125

How to Cite
Olefirenko, T. (2019). Psychological and Pedagogical Analysis of the Professional Teacher’s Career Phenomenon. Professional Education: Methodology, Theory and Technologies, (10), 207-221.