THE OPINIONS OF AGRICULTURE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS REGARDING THE SKILLS PROFILE OF THE TEACHER PUBLISHEDIasmina Cecilia SAVESCU, Narcisa Georgeta CRISTA
The focus of this research paper is to identify/contour the prerequisite skills profile of any teacher in the view of undergraduate students majoring in Agriculture from the perspective of the multifarious roles a teacher should embrace in the context of the Romanian educational system. In the context of current educational environment and the skills approach, the professionalisation of the teacher becomes necessary and compulsory in order to obtain a quality instructive-educational process. The prospect of a modern educational system liable to innovation and curriculum reforms is also guaranteed by the quality of the teaching staff, whose competencies are formed and profiled alongside teaching and continuous formation experiences. During the study, we have construed the obtained information subsequent to applying a questionnaire to the students enrolled in the psycho-pedagogic module programme. The results regarding the positive qualities of the ideal teacher and the roles entailed by him/her in school were interpreted by the students through brainstorming. Thus, the most important knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes that make up the ideal teacher were elicited by the students. As a consequence, the skills profile of the teacher was depicted, the study contributing to the students’ attaching value to the importance of professional training and identification of personal needs in the psycho-pedagogic formation.
professional competences, teacher professionalisation, education quality