CHARACTERISTIC OF PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING ACTIVITY OF THE TECHNICAL DISCIPLINES’ EDUCATOR IN A VOCATIONAL EDUCATION INSTITUTION
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Keywords

educator of technical disciplines
teacher of vocational education
educator in a vocational education institution
qualification requirements
teaching employees
types of activity
professional and teaching activity

Abstract

The Article discusses the professional and teaching activity of educators in the vocational education
institutions. On the basis of regulatory documents, a list of positions of teaching employees in the vocational
education institutions is defined, which allow teaching employees to teach the disciplines of theoretical
education: teacher of vocational education and educator in a vocational education institution. The
qualification requirements for the above-mentioned positions of teaching employees were analyzed; their
tasks and functions were defined, as well as requirements for educational level were determined.
A more specific direction of professional and teaching activity of an educator in a vocational
education institution and a teacher of vocational education was established, and the concept of "technical
disciplines’ educator" was introduced (a teaching employee who teaches disciplines the subject of study of
which is technology and technological processes). The article defines the versatile abilities of a technical
disciplines’ educator necessary for successful carrying out of professional and teaching activity.
The definitions of the terms "teaching" and "professional and teaching" activity are compared. The
professional and teaching activity of an educator of technical disciplines in a vocational education institution
was characterized. On the basis of the analysis of the scientific and teaching literature, the types of
professional and teaching activity of the technical disciplines’ educator in the vocational education institution
are determined in accordance with the subject of activity, and components of activity are determined in
accordance with the features of activity. The correspondence between the tasks and functions of the educator
of technical disciplines is established, as well as the types and components of activity are determined. It has
been determined that the fulfillment of certain tasks and responsibilities of a technical disciplines’ educator
can occur both in the context of a specific type or component of activity and several ones, which is related to
the integrated nature of the professional and teaching activity.

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