Vol 5 No 2 (2018)

Development of Independence among Future Primary School Teachers by Applying Interactive Learning Methods

Rotova Natalia Alexandrovna
Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Senior Lecturer of the Chair of the Theory and Methods of Preschool and Primary Education of Surgut State Pedagogical University, Surgut
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  • Educational activities,
  • Interactive forms of training.


The necessity to develop independence among future primary school teachers during the process of studying in higher education institutions is substantiated. The essentials of independence notion are disclosed as efforts of students aimed at reaching the goals single-handedly. The results of the ascertaining experiment on defining the level of self-organisation expertise maturity confirm the necessity to develop conscientious attitude towards the process of mastering the knowledge, expertise, skills and primary experience in professional sphere. The results of the ascertaining experiment reveal the following: 21 students from 30 second-year students (major in Primary Education) while solving a case task represented by a problem situation substantiate their solution on the basis of empirical experience, not on the theoretical knowledge. Consequently, it is relevant to train future primary school teachers to organise their own learning activity. Interactive learning methods are suggested to solve the problem of independence development among the future primary school teachers. Pedagogical conditions of efficient interactive learning forms in higher education institutions are substantiated and it launches the development mechanism for such personality feature as independence.


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