Involvement of Experts From Practice in Practical Laboratory Teaching – A Way to Increase the Competencies and Skills of Science Study Programs Graduates

Abstract

The current society requirements need close interconnectedness between children's and young education process and the labour market, namely in industry and services. Workers in the 21st century must have the skills to process information, including reader literacy, mathematical literacy and problem-solving skills. Today, the school is only one of the places where students learn. In this context, the role of dialogue between schools and employers is increasingly recognized. These time requirements should also be addressed to educational institutions in chemical professions. The subjects of practical education in the area of natural education are crucial for the readiness and applicability of graduates in the labour market. The social situation in Slovakia shows that connection between the young people education and practical experiences from industry and services is necessary for a future prosperous society. Practical training must develop skills important for the workforce living in a technologically advanced economy. Based on these requirements, in cooperation with employers, Institute of Chemistry PF UPJŠ in Kosice is preparing a new professionally focused study program for future students. The new study program will meet European educational standards and will also include compulsory electives and elective courses, which will be partially attended by experts from practice. Students' professional practice lasting three months in contracted laboratories of industry and services is a compulsory subject. The paper will present our previous experience in creating new professionally focused study program “Chemical Laboratory Technician - specialist” as well as in involving experts from practice in contact teaching.



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Zuzana Vargová, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Slovakia
Mária Ganajová, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Slovakia
G. Kuzderová, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Slovakia

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Conference: BCE2022
Stream: Higher education

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To cite this article:
Vargová Z., Ganajová M., & Kuzderová G. (2022) Involvement of Experts From Practice in Practical Laboratory Teaching – A Way to Increase the Competencies and Skills of Science Study Programs Graduates ISSN: 2435-9467 – The Barcelona Conference on Education 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2435-9467.2022.12
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2435-9467.2022.12


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