Conditions of Andragogy Competence Development of Future Masters of Pedagogical Education in the Professional Training Process

  • Viktoriia Baluta Melitopol State Pedagogical University named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi
Keywords: adult education, conditions, andragogy competence, interactive learning, master of pedagogical education, teacher


The article deals with the issue of training of adult education teachers. The general requirements for professionalism of a master of pedagogical education as a teacher-teacher and a teacher-researcher are defined. The features of adult education in terms of formal training are described. The concept of «andragogy teacher competence» as a teacherʼs ability to carry out professional activities in the field of adult education effectively is highlighted. Characteristic qualities that an adult teacher must have, in particular, understanding psychological and physiological characteristics of adults, having the skills to communicate with people of different social groups and the ability to show personal qualities (empathy, tolerance, compassion, etc.), knowledge of forms, methods and techniques of adult education, the ability and willingness to self-analyse and self-develop throughout life are defined.

The conditions of andragogy competence development of masters of pedagogical education during masterʼs course training are determined and classified as direct, indirect and applied ones.

The factors for increasing activity of adults during training are clarified. The essence and principles of the interactive teaching method and its effect on adult education are explained. The scheme of interaction of educational process participants while using the interactive method is demonstrated.

The research technologies for educational and methodical training of future masters of pedagogical education in terms of formal learning, including interactive technologies related to the creation of communication environment, structural and logical technologies aimed at setting teaching tasks, design technologies aimed at creating critical and creative thinking, professional socialization technologies aimed at creating professional-oriented environment through the introduction of teaching activity within a higher education establishment, academic research technologies focused on the formation of creative problem vision are defined.

The leading interactive forms of adult education organization, including round tables, brainstorming, business and role-playing games, case-study methods, master classes, trainings and others are found out. The roles that an adult teacher must have as a tutor, a facilitator, a missionary informant, a moderator are determined and their meanings are explained.


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Author Biography

Viktoriia Baluta, Melitopol State Pedagogical University named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi

teaching assistant of the department of computer science and cybernetics Melitopol State Pedagogical University named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi


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How to Cite
Baluta, V. (2015). Conditions of Andragogy Competence Development of Future Masters of Pedagogical Education in the Professional Training Process. Pedagogical Discourse, (19), 9-13. Retrieved from