A csoportmunka szerepe a vallástanárképzésben. A lélektani csoportmunka szerepe és jelentősége, különös tekintettel a pedagógusszemélyiség kialakulására

Gorbai Gabriella Márta: A csoportmunka szerepe a vallástanárképzésben. A lélektani csoportmunka szerepe és jelentősége, különös tekintettel a pedagógusszemélyiség kialakulására. In: Református Szemle 100.2 (2007), 278-321. pp.

The role of group work in teacher education. This essay deals with the role and importance of psychological group work with special regard to teachers’ professional development. In the last few decades a new view of the way teachers should be educated emerged, in which more attention was directed towards the person of the teacher. The real self image and self-knowledge is important for religion teachers when we take into account that they are especially expected to be empathic, authentic and able to accept the others. After we had investigated that the actual curriculum of the Faculty for Teachers of Religion provides hardly any programmes which aim to develop students’ selfknowledge, we tried to work out a programme which would help the healthy development of students’ personal and professional self. Moreover the essay points out: the role of self knowledge in the profession of teaching; the importance of communication and how to develop communication skills; some conflict handling methods student teachers should know before they start their teaching practice.