Regional Studies for the Education of the Future Teachers: The Potential of Southern Kurzeme
The article looks at the potential of the regional studies in the education of future teachers, as well as provides separate recommendations for the use of the regional studies for the diversification of content of combined subjects in the competence-based education, the implementation of which has been started in the Latvian educational system.
The aim of the article is, after the evaluation of existing studies of Southern Kurzeme language, to provide recommendations for the inclusion of the results of these studies in the education of pupils and future teachers by developing their transversal skills.
Tasks of the article: 1) to assess the potential of the Southern Kurzeme studies carried out so far in the education of future humanities teachers; 2) to identify the potential of regional studies in the diversification of the content of combined subjects in the new learning model by providing separate examples.
The introduction describes the topicality, purpose, study methods and tasks of the article. The first part of the article “The Southern Kurzeme language studies in the education of future humanities teachers” provides an insight into regional studies at the University of Liepāja, describing how the interest of future teachers in regional studies should be made. The second part of the article “The potential of the regional studies in the development of the content of combined subjects” provides separate recommendations for including regional studies in the content of combined subjects. At the end of the article are given the main conclusions and recommendations.
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