The students under the professional retraining programme on Pedagogical Technologies in a SMART-university have attended a lecture on Tutoring Attitude of a Teacher. The event was opened by Deputy Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Marina Potapova, who introduced to the audience their lecturer – Doctor of Sciences (Pedagogy), Professor of Moscow City University, President of the Interregional Tutor Association Tatiana Kovaleva.
In the course of the lecture the attendees learned about the history of tutoring and the main methods of tutoring guidance. Vivid foreign and Russian examples helped the participants understand various aspects of this topic. The professor especially focused on considering the principle of individualization, the essence of which is that every person has to take his/her own path to mastering of this or that knowledge, which is of special importance to this very person right now.
“Studying different tutoring practices is one of the crucial fields of development for a teacher in higher education. A teacher should realize that a student needs to be guided by his/her own educational goals and priorities, and should provide of possibility of developing individual academic programmes,” notes Director of the Institute of Open and Distance Education Alexander Demin.
The corporate programme on Pedagogical Technologies in a SMART-university, which is being fulfilled by the Institute of Open and Distance Education, was launched in October of 2018. At present over five hundred SUSU staff members are studying modern pedagogical technologies.