On May 25, 2019 Dace Silina, the adviser of the UL Career Centre, defended the course work “The 21st century teaching methods in higher education in the view of students’ in the framework of the UL further education programme for professional competences in pedagogy “Basics of pedagogic performance”.
The course work was based on a study of the student opinion conducted under the project “Entrance to future education”. The main goal of the course work was to research theoretical guidelines on a nowadays approach in relation to study process in the higher education institutions and the students’ attitude and demand regarding this issue.
The main findings of the study were presented in the defence of the course: during the study process students expect to study with a profound lecturer with a positive attitude towards students and subjects, as well as possessing professionalism and the ability to link theory with practice; secondly, students expect the use of motivational and educational methods during the study process.
In total, 30 teaching professionals from various study fields attended the presentation. The topic of the course work, the project “Entrance to future education” and the methods gathered in the project evoked significant interest among the participants.