The results of experimental work on patriotic education among high school students within the educational process housed by general secondary education institutions
Keywords:educational process, teaching / learning process, senior pupils, general secondary educational institutions, experimental work, patriotic education.
This article deals with one extremely topical problem involved with high school students’ patriotic education throughout the teaching / learning process conducted by general secondary educational institutions. Based on psychological and pedagogical literature, the concept of patriotism was defined. It was revealed that under modern conditions, a patriotic upbringing should be based on philosophical, psychological, pedagogical, and social provisions, reflecting a conceptual basis. Other factors such as democratization, depolitization of both pedagogical science and education systems, as well as strengthening personal aspects throughout educative work with younger generations should also be considered. The main methods utilized during the experimental work were observing teachers’ and senior pupils’ creative activity at lessons, extracurricular activities, analysing pupils’ experimental results, individual conversations with senior pupils / teachers, questionnaire for senior pupils, and short written work. Experimental work results concerning patriotic education among high school students through the teaching / learning process conducted by general secondary educational institutions are presented. The structural-functional model, which allows for the creation of determined pedagogical conditions during the teaching/learning process, was substantiated. During the pedagogical experiment, the patriotic education levels amongst senior pupils from both the experimental and control group were compared at various stages. A statistical analysis of students’ t-test data has been made. The obtained data was correlated with the levels of senior pupils’ patriotic education, which allowed for final results to be formulated. It was determined that there was no statistically significant changes of patriotic education levels among senior pupils in control groups. The conclusions are confirmed by qualitative and quantitative analysis, calculated by Pearson χ2-criterion.
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