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Objectives and Competences

Objectives

Training for teachers in Primary Education must assure the acquisition of professional competences, the most relevant of which are those that help to foster Education for Democracy. Also, in accordance with the Spanish Frame of Qualification for Higher Edication (MECES), it is assured that students should:

  • Be organizers of interactions between each student and the object of knowledge.
  • Act as intermediaries so all the activity undertaken is significant and stimulates the potential for development in each student in cooperative group work.
  • Are able to design and organize disciplinary and interdisciplinary work and also in collaboration with the world outside the school.
  • Be professionals able to analyze the context in which their activity is undertaken and plan it, in order to respond to a changing society.
  • Be able to undertake tutorial functions, and also those of guidance and evaluation of students' learning.
  • Have deep knowledge of the cycle or level in which they are going to work.
  • Have complete knowledge of the subject matter(s) they are to teach, and also the capacity to develop disciplinary and interdisciplinary designs.
  • Have received training sustained on adequate methodology for the researcher teacher paradigm.

The objectives of the degree include the initial training of teachers to coherently perform their profession in the level of Primary Education (6 to 12 years) and with the goals of our education system and the contents of legislation about the profession. The syllabus must offer students the academic and professional knowledge to complete their intellectual training, and approach the diverse functions of their professional life with a high degree of commitment, as well preparing them to respond to the present challenges in education.

Competences

Competences are the set of interrelated knowledge, attitudes, values, abilities and skills, which can be identified and evaluated, and which enable the student to undertake the professional activity according to requirements and standards used in the appropriate occupational area.

All grades of the University of Almeria explicitly cover three types of competences:

  1. Generic Competences included in Royal Decree 1393/2007 of 29 October, establishing regulations for Official University Studies.
  2. Generic Competences of the University of Almeria (approved in Governing Council 17 June 2008). These are transversal competences appearing in all degrees.
  3. Specific Competences of the degree. These competences are specified in the degree report, which are related to its own disciplines. Part of these competences may have been agreed at the level of Andalusia, or, in some degrees, they may have been decided at national level.

General Competences

general competences, for all grade degrees, are defined in the Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, and are intended to lead the student to acquire general training, in one or more disciplines, aimed at training for undertaking professional activities.

  1. Students should have proved to have acquired knowledge in an area of studies based on general secondary education, and normally at a level which, although relying on advanced text books, it also has aspects which imply knowledge from recent studies in their field.
  2. Students should know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and have acquired the competences which are normally proved by preparing and defending arguments and solution to problems within their area of studies.
  3. Students should have the capacity of collecting and interpreting relevant data (normally within their area of studies) to express conclusions including thought about relevant social, scientific or ethical subjects.
  4. Preparing and defending arguments and solutin to problems within their area of studies.
  5. Students should have developed the necessary learning abilities to undertake further studies with a high level of autonomy.

The generic competences of the University of Almeria (approved in Governing Council 17 June 2008) are:

  1. Knowledge, abilities and attitudes which enable understaning new theories, interpretations, methods and techniques within the different fields of disciplines, leading to best satisfy professional demands.
  2. Using Information and Communication Techniques (ICTs) as a tool for expression and communication, for access to sources of information, as means for document and data files, for presenting results, for learning, research and cooperative work.
  3. Capacity to identify, analyse and define the significant elements which involve problems for rigorous solutions.
  4. Understanding and expressing with clarity and conveniency the ideas, knowledge, problems and solutions to a wider public, either specialised or not (and feelings through words, adapting to the features of the situation and the audience to reach understanding and adhesion).
  5. The mental behaviour is what questions things and takes interest for the grounds on which one's own and other people's ideas, actions and thoughts are based.
  6. Integrating and actively cooperating in reaching common goals with other people, areas and organizatins, in both national and international contexts.
  7. Understanding and being understood orally and in writing not using one's own language.
  8. Capacity to think and act according to universal principles based on people's value and aimed at their full development.
  9. Capacity to design, manage and undertake a task by oneself.
  10. Respecting the fundamental rights and those of equality of men and women, Human Rights, democracy and culture of peace values, environmental principles and those of cooperation for development, which promote ethical commitement in a fair, free, intercultural and global society.

Specific competences

Specific competences of the degree are included in the degree report.

In the following link you can see the specific competences of the degree.

Competencias Específicas Grado de Maestro/a en Educación Primaria (160 kb)

Updated by: Training, Syllabi and Teaching Organization Service

Date: 12 November 2014

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