New Directions of Master's Training in Teacher Training Institute of Physical Culture and Sport of MSTTU

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G.N. Germanov, professor, Dr.Hab.
Teacher training institute of physical culture and sport of MSTTU, Moscow

Key words: master course, specialization (type) of training, basic curriculum, metropolitan education, Moscow City Teachers' Training University, Teacher training institute of physical culture and sport of Moscow state teacher's training university.

The master’s degree originated in Russia on the 24th of January 1803 under Alexander I. Originally only five universities in the whole empire had the right to grant such a degree. The modern master course is the second level of higher education in the system of two-phased training, which arose during reforming of Russian education according to the Bologna process. Bachelors and diplomaed specialists can join the master course and the process of teaching them is focused on training experts with an individual style of teaching, capable of independent researching in different fields of science.

The purpose of the study was to analyze the preconditions for training masters in conditions of teacher training university.

Results and discussion. What does the master course provide?

  • it trains highly skilled specialists in demand both on domestic and international labor markets;
  • it offers the best form of training before starting the postgraduate program as
  • master’s degree students already have some scientific publications, master’s thesis can be the basis for PhD thesis;
  • it gives opportunities for obtaining higher positions in the professional practical work;
  • it entitles to conduct scientific research and scientific educational activities including teaching in institutions of higher education;
  • it gives an opportunity to get second higher education.

Three master’s programs with the specialization 050100.68 “Teacher training education” and one master’s program with the specialization 050400.68 “Teacher training in educational psychology” are being implemented in the Teacher training institute of physical culture and sport of Moscow City Teachers' Training University (MSTTU) in 2013-2014. These are “Theory of physical culture and physical education technology”, “Basic sport training”, “Adaptive physical culture”, “Sport psychology”.

 The goal of the main curriculum is to provide qualitative training of qualified competitive teachers being able to work successfully in different systems of education and culture, develop positive personal traits of master students and form general cultural (universal) and professional competences in compliance with the requirements of the federal state educational standard of higher professional education in the corresponding training specialization.

The basic curriculum of the master course is made of modules and includes general scientific and professional cycles, as well as sections like practice and research work, final state certification.

Every training cycle has basic and variable-based (field-specific) parts. The basic part consists of compulsory disciplines. The compulsory disciplines form key general scientific and general professional competences and are studied during the first year of education. The variable-based part provides obtaining more profound knowledge, skills and competences defined by the substance of basic (compulsory) disciplines, allows a master’s degree student to get in-depth knowledge, skills and competences for the successful professional activity and (or) studying postgraduate programs.

The second year of education is meant as a block which comprises some professional and some optional disciplines able to provide more narrow specialization for master’s degree students, to give them specific practical skills. Scientific and research project in the framework of scientific research will also contribute to the achievement of this goal.

 The basic curriculum of master training includes courses on students’ selection making 30% of variable-based cycles of disciplines. The lectures make 20% of class hours.

Compulsory practices: teacher training, scientific-educational, scientific research.

According to regulatory requirements, there should be 75% of teachers with academic degrees and titles involved in the basic curriculum implementation, including not less than 12% of doctors of sciences and (or) professors, giving lectures on professional disciplines, and not less than 10% of teachers who work as executives and top managers in education at the same time. We have 100% of teachers with academic degrees and titles, including 75% of doctors of sciences and professors.

The development of the educational process in Teacher training institute of physical culture and sport of MSTTU in 2014-2015 has been planned according to the objectives of improvement of city education. We plan to start 11 more master programs, in addition to already existing ones, creating groups of 5-7 people for every program (15 programs in total). The following profiles of master training are planned on the specialization of training 44.04.01 “Pedagogical education”:

“Motor recreation”, “National sports and regional systems of physical education”, “Modern problems of physical culture and sport sciences”, “Basic physical training: theory, methodology, system of practices”.

Conclusion. The following profiles of master training are planned on the specialization of training 49.04.01 “Physical culture”: “Theory and methods of sport training (women’s sport)”, “Sport management”, “Integral physical training of athletes in acyclic sports”, “Trainer’s professional activity during general and functional training”, Elite sport psychology”, “Innovative approach to evaluation of sport potential and sport training load regulations”, “Innovative approach to athletes’ psychoemotional state correction in their competitive activity”.

The basic curriculum of the master course is made of modules and includes general scientific and professional cycles, as well as sections like practice and research work, final state certification.

The goal of the main curriculum is to provide qualitative training of skilled competitive teachers able to work successfully in different systems of education and culture, develop positive personal traits of master students and form general cultural (universal) and professional competences in compliance with the requirements of the federal state educational standard of higher professional education in the corresponding training specialization.

The new specializations of the master course stipulate for expanding the content of professional training in a teacher training university. It suggests that sports practice will get elite specialists capable of solving acute and burning issues of its development.

References

  1. Bykov, V.A. Theoretical-methodological validation of the complex system of sports training of female students of higher educational institutions of physical culture / V.A. Bykov, V.G. Nikitushkin // Teoriya i praktika fizicheskoy kultury. – 2004. – № 2. – P. 50-53. (In Russian)

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