Lifelong Learning Programme

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This material reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein

Also available in:

Webmaster: Pinzani.it

Papers

Homepage > Teacher Training > Papers > Paper's Form

Chemistry Teachers’ Training in Slovakia

Katarína Javorová

Department of Didactics in Science, Psychology and Pedagogy, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia)

javorovakatarina@gmail.com

Abstract

The lecture contains basic information about situation in preparation of students of universities for a job of a teacher of chemistry and also about preparation of current teachers of chemistry at elementary schools and at high schools. The lecture explains the main problems in preparation of future teachers according to problems resulting from the situation in teaching natural sciences. In initial teacher training part we provide a list of universities which prepare future teachers and in in-service teacher training part we provide a list of national projects which have been accomplished in Slovakia during the last 5 years. Their aim was to prepare future teachers of chemistry and also current teachers for modern, open, flexible and good educational system. The lecture names main problems and barriers in preparation of future teachers and current teachers of chemistry in teaching, approaches of students of universities and their possible solutions.

Download the full paper in English.

Download the full paper in the other languages of the project partnership:
FR, BG, CZ, EL, ES, IE, IT, PL, PT, SK, TR (Powered by Google Translator)

Comments about this Paper

Your comments are welcome


Date: 2014.03.29

Posted by Mariusz Jarocki (Poland)

Message: The paper includes basic information about situation in preparation of students of universities for teaching of chemistry and also about preparation of teachers at elementary and high schools. The document describes successively: initial teacher training, in-service teacher training and main problems in preparation of future teachers of chemistry and practice teachers. The first section is focused on chemistry teachers' education specifics in the context of other courses. The situation in Slovakia is confusingly similar to ours and more: I believe that the problems are common to other countries. Because of this, experiences and conclusions of the authors are very helpful and valuable. I give the same, high rating to the next part of the paper, focused on in-service teacher training. An observation that the main problem in preparation and education of teachers is implementing of credit system because teachers want to get credits and they are not interested in professional growth and improvement of the educative process and insufficient offer of the further education is very valuable and worth to consider in the other contexts. The authors advise that if we want to have modern and flexible system of education which will guarantee quality and efficiency then it is needed to rethink previous strategies of changes and they explain how to understand and implement it. The document is highly related to the aim of the project and I strongly recommend to assimilate its contents.

National Reports on successful experiences to promote lifelong learning for chemistry The national reports on chemistry successful experiences to promote lifelong learning for chemistry are now available on the related section of the project portal. The reports presents examples of successful experiences in the partner countries and the results of testing of ICT resources with science teachers.

.