Prof. Nina Gerdzhikova, DSc.
University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”
Резюме. Pedagogical education is an important part of the higher education system in Bulgaria. Despite efforts to modernize this system over the past twenty years, there have been changes in the macro-frame of the system, only. On a micro level, such as curricula, curriculum content, teaching methods, stereotypical solutions are supported. There is therefore a need to reform traditional pedagogical education.
One way is to change epistemology and teaching methods in undergraduate teacher programs. In the article, a specific example of student learning through an environmental education scenario is described. This will be done in the following steps:
– a brief theoretical description of learning by design;
– a description of the teaching and learning process through design in the specific example;
– a description of ways and means of communication in the learning process.
The report is one of the first steps towards conceptualizing research within an interdisciplinary project of the University in Plovdiv, related to the use of "green technologies" in people's daily lives. The article should therefore be regarded as a plan for carrying out the next activities in the project.
Keywords: environmental education; pedagogical education; training