Research laboratory “Pedagogic Comparative Studies”
The head of the Laboratory is Oksana Zabolotna, Ph.D.(Education), Associate Professor, Coordinator of international activity in Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University, research correspondent of Laboratory of Comparative Pedagogy at Pedagogy Institute of National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine.
Research Laboratory “Pedagogic Comparative Studies” is functioning as a part of the Regional Centre of Teaching Foreign Languages in Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University.
The laboratory activity is supervised by National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine and regulated by formal agreements on cooperation with Laboratory of Comparative Pedagogy at Pedagogy Institute of National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine (the head is O. Lokshyna, Doctor of Pedagogy).
The main purpose of the laboratory functioning is organization of the research activity among university teachers and improvement the process of university students’ professional training.
The research directions of the laboratory activity are:
- realizing research process based on main principles of comparative studies as a science about comparison of peculiarities of general and specific tendencies, laws and regularities of the education development on the global, regional and national scales;
- realizing theoretical and experimental research for comparative analysis;
- realizing investigation of outstanding teachers’ educational ideas of different times and nations to implement the objective analysis of attitudes and concepts in their relation to distinguishing common and distinctive features;
- forming scientific and methodological basis of comparative education, writing manuals, monographs containing the results of comparative educational research, organizing scientific conferences, debates, seminars, workshops, writing guidelines, etc.;
- improving the quality of school teachers’ training and academic qualifications of University teaching staff ;
- organizing research collaboration with other universities, research institutions of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, educational establishments by affirming themes of research works, organizing joint research, conferences, meetings;
- realizing publishing activity (publication of information and instructional materials, books, brochures, manuals, bibliographies, reviews, periodicals on comparative education issues, translations of scientific works , etc);
- realizing cultural work, organizing lectures, exhibitions, public debates on world education;
- establishing the regional information centre with appropriate databases, video and audio materials, photos, literature, electronic publications, and a selection of Internet resources on comparative education issues.
The laboratory quarterly publishes “Studies in Comparative Education”; the edition confirmed as a professional periodical for Ph.D. and Doctor pedagogical research works’ results publishing.
10 Ph.D. theses completed by the laboratory members have been defended for last 3 years.21.11.2013