THE DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS OF SELF-PRESENTATION OF FUTURE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN THE PROCESS OF TEACHING PRACTICE

  • Oksana Horovenko Municipal Establishment Kharkiv Humanitarian Pedagogical Academy of Kharkiv Regional Council Kharkiv, Ukraine
Keywords: future English language teacher; pedagogical activity; pedagogical practice; self-presentation.

Abstract

Modern approaches in solving problems in education, including in the field of foreign language acquisition, bring forward new demands to preparation of teachers, their professional skills, one of which is self-presentation.

Under the self-presentation of the English teacher we will understand the process of managing the impression about him that arises from other people, through the collection of attitudes, sent by the teacher himself, through the involvement of mechanisms of social perception associated with the appearance of the teacher, his personality and communicative behavior and speech.

The main structural elements of self-presentation of the teacher are:

attitudes (real I am; ideal I am; anti perfect I am; professional I am); appearance (style and color of clothing, shoes; hair; cosmetics; accessories); personal behavior (compliance with current legislation, moral integrity, taking into account specific situations; self-critical of their own capabilities); speech and communicative behaviour (transmission and exchange of information; use of verbal and non-verbal means; creation of the emotional and psychological atmosphere).

The study determined that the leading motives of self-presentation of successful young professionals can be a variety of contests and activities that aim: improving the professional competence and creativity; promote pedagogical creativity and innovation; popularization of pedagogical ideas and innovations; identifying the best young masters of pedagogy; support the publication of scientific and methodological groundwork of young teachers.

During the pilot study to ascertain future specialists the most effective means of skills development of their self-presentation, creative identity, it was found that the leading factors are: pedagogical educational practices at the Academy; the nature of communication «teacher-student», «student-student»; creative atmosphere. Significant place of the respondents took participation in scientific conferences of different levels. The overwhelming importance in the development of skills of self-presentation of young teachers has the higher factors of the educational process, which aims at the identity of the student directly. Teaching practice is an important stage of readiness of the student to self-presentational activities.

Development of skills of self-presentation to future English language teachers in the process of pedagogical practice promotes psychological comfort, creating situations of success, the implementation of free exchange of ideas during the analysis of demonstration lessons and activities, complete a group of creative tasks, presentation of student interns experience by junior students. The final conference, which started to publish articles in teacher publications, exhibitions that can be presented to albums that reflect a student’s work on practice, programs and scripts of holidays, lesson plans, classroom workshops, teaching materials, visual aids, videos, lessons and educational activities contribute to the education of responsible attitude to pedagogical activity, pedagogical practice, effective learning of theoretical disciplines, develop skills of self-presentation of the future experts.

Combining of cognitive and practical activity, pedagogical practice has a significant potential impact on the qualitative characteristics of the personality, which play a major role in the process of becoming a teacher-creator: erudition, imagination, the ability to analyze and introspect, a sense of the new, etc.

Methods: analysis of theoretical literature, questionnaire survey in written, contentanalysis.

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Author Biography


Oksana Horovenko, Municipal Establishment Kharkiv Humanitarian Pedagogical Academy of Kharkiv Regional Council Kharkiv, Ukraine

Oksana Anatoliivna Horovenko, Ph.D. in Pedagogy, Department of foreign languages, Municipal Establishment Kharkiv Humanitarian Pedagogical Academy of Kharkiv Regional Council Kharkiv, Ukraine

Published
2017-11-23
How to Cite
Horovenko, O. (2017). THE DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS OF SELF-PRESENTATION OF FUTURE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN THE PROCESS OF TEACHING PRACTICE. Professional Education: Methodology, Theory and Technologies, (3), 39-50. Retrieved from https://education-journal.org/index.php/journal/article/view/7