STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL MODEL OF DEVELOPING PEDAGOGICAL SKILLS OF TEACHERS OF ECONOMICS IN MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES
The article presents a structural and functional model of developing pedagogical skills of economics teachers in Master’s degree programmes. The model has been theoretically substantiated and the advantages of introducing it into Master’s degree programmes have been proved. The author analyses each of the three units of the suggested model, namely theoretical issues, procedure in content, results. There have been presented components, criteria and levels of pedagogical skills. The article defines such approaches to developing pedagogical skills of economics teachers in Master’s degree programmes as the competence approach, the psychodidactic approach, the action oriented approach, the innovative approach; characterizes principles that are necessary to observe in the process of developing pedagogical skills of economics teachers in Master’s degree programmes, namely the principle of professional orientation; the principle of motivational orientation; the principle of subjectivity; the principle of giving priority to active learning methods and interactive technologies; the principle of independent learning. The author expresses the opinion that implementing the suggested structural and functional model of developing pedagogical skills in Master’s programmes makes it possible to form the pedagogical competence of economics teachers, which is the integration of theoretical knowledge, practical skills and personal characteristics that are necessary for a teacher. The author sees good prospects for further research which consists in developing a didactic and methodological base for prospective teachers to improve their pedagogical skills by making use of innovative educational technologies as well as in investigating the impact of the suggested model on the results of developing the pedagogical skills of economics teachers in Master’s degree programmes.