Presentation on theme: "EDUCATION IN BULGARIA Science teacher’s training"— Presentation transcript:
1 EDUCATION IN BULGARIA Science teacher’s training Mariana MehandzhievaAni EpitropovaUniversity of Plovdiv
2 Ministry of Education and Science The Minister of Education and ScienceThe Regional Inspectorates of EducationThe directors of kindergartens, school and servicing units.г.EuSTD-web meeting Varna
3 Structure of educational system in Bulgaria PRESCHOOL EDUCATION3-6/7 years of ageKindergartenSCHOOL EDUCATIONBASICPRIMARYPRESECONDARYSECONDARYComprehensive and Technical schoolHIGHER EDUCATIONBachelorMasterDoctor’s degreesStructure of educational system in Bulgariaг.EuSTD-web meeting Varna
4 Subjects: Bulgarian language and lierature Foreign language Matematics ICTSocial sciences and civicsSciences and environment educationMusic and artPhysical education and sportsThe curriculum includes three types of subjects:CompulsoryCompulsory-electiveFree electiveг.EuSTD-web meeting Varna
5 Primary school 7-10 years of age Science curriculum 32-45 h per year One teacher is responsible for one class, and teaches all the subjects of the curriculum.
6 Pre-secondary school 11 - 15 years of age Each subject is taught by separate teacher.Sciences in 5-6 class is integrated subject.In 7 class there are physics, biology and chemistry.
7 Secondary school 16 - 19 years of age Biology – 72h; Physics – 72h; Chemistry – 72h.Diplomas of completed secondary education and certificates of professional qualification issued by schools.
8 Assessment Formative and summative assessment On the completion of primary, secondary and vocational education- national exams (tests)
9 School education in BG is compulsory by the age of 16. г.EuSTD-web meeting Varna
10 Higher education Universities, Colleges and Specialized Higher Schools It includes the followings stages:1th stage – a course of study of at least 4 years, receiving a Bachelor's degree upon graduation;2th stage – a course of study of at least 5 years, or 1 year following a Bachelor's degree, receiving a Master's degree upon graduation;3th stage – a three-year course of study upon obtaining a master's degree that meets the requirements for a Doctor's degree.
11 Organization of the science teacher training At the Faculty of Education in The University of Plovdiv it is possible to obtain qualification of teacher for primary school level of (1-4 grade).At the Faculty of Physics, Chemistry and Biology it is possible to obtain qualification of subject teacher on the lower and secondary school level (5-11/12grade).
12 Study programsAccording to Bologna process in order to compare our curricula for bachelor’s and master’s level with similar curricula used in other EU countries, we present them described also in ECTS-credit points.The credits points (cp) in the Faculty of physics for one semester are 30 and in this way the Bachelor’s Degree is equivalent of 8x30=240cp.
13 Organization of the science teacher training The education of the Science teachers in the University of Plovdiv is two-subjects:Physics and Mathematics in the Faculty of PhysicsChemistry and Physics in Faculty of ChemistryBiology and Chemistry in Faculty of Biology
14 Diagram 1. The relative weight of the subjects Diagram 1. The relative weight of the subjects. Specialization Physics and Mathematics% of the credit points
15 Diagram 2. The relative weight of the subjects. Specialization Chemistry and Physics% of the credit points
16 Diagram 3. The relative weight of the subjects in the Master's degree Physics % of the credit points
17 ConclusionsAs it is seen from the diagrams the future science teachers are provided with a very strength basis in their subjects.Pedagogical subjects are substantial part of the study duly 20.1% and 18.3% of the credit points.Elective subjects give possibility students to choose a subject in which they can prepare a diploma project.The teacher practice takes please in three semesters VI, VII and whole VIII.The last one is assess as one of the State exams.
18 Thank you for your attention! 17/04/2017EuSTD-web meeting Varna