The development of physical, mental and moral abilities of people during their training process
This professional is focused on guiding, leading, training and teaching the human being, in order to achieve the total development of his personality.
He has knowledge of the methodology and techniques used in education, applying them to learning processes to transmit knowledge.
Specific tasks or activities carried out in the profession
He designs and modifies study plans and prepares educational or technical and professional training courses according to the requirements.
He prepares classes by theorizing, translating knowledge, organizing it, simplifying and adapting it to the audience to which it will be exposed.
He explains lessons on different subjects and supervises the work and discipline of the students.
He prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and practical tasks.
He performs analysis through tests and exams in order to evaluate the progress of the students and give the corresponding grades.
He prepares reports on the work of the students and consults teachers and parents.
He participates in meetings on the policies of the establishment in terms of education and organization.
Teaching in educational institutions
Agencies of the educational sector devoted to professional training or as social promoters
Estimated time of College years
3, 4, 5 years, depending on the country
Main courses considered in the study plan
Courses oriented to the specialty
Education Principles I, II
*Psychology of Learning
*Didactics I, II, III, IV
Ethics and Education
*Research Methodologies in Education
*Technology Resources for Teaching
Educational Practice I, II, III
General Training Courses
Set of elective and/or complementary subjects that allow enhancing the knowledge of the students in areas of interest to them and/or broadening their cultural and human training.
-Plastic arts, music, mathematics, language, history and geography, philosophy, natural science and biology, natural science and physics, natural science and chemistry, physical education, English.
Vocation, Skills and Interests required in the candidate for this career
Appreciation for knowledge
Willingness to listen and understand people
Interest in transmitting to others what he has learned
Special appreciation to creativity in all aspects
Please by the subjects of the specialty
Taste for working in contact with other people
Interest in organizing, planning and evaluating activities
Appreciation for universal values and family
Ease of oral and corporal expression
Ability to transmit ideas and concepts verbally and written
Without hearing impairment or other physical defect that affect the professional activity
Make the human being flourish to his full potential
Or any specific dream or longing which feels involved or oriented towards this direction.
In Educational Institutions in direct contact with young people
Psychopedagogy, Educational Psychology
Glossary of Terms
*Cognitive: Related to knowledge.
*Qualitative: Aspect that focuses on the sense and meaning of what is addressed.
*Quantitative: Aspect that focuses on the possible variables to quantify.
*Didactics: It is the discipline or set of techniques and practical methods that facilitate learning in order to acquire knowledge through the understanding of that knowledge.
Didactic components of the teaching-learning process
Didactic techniques, resources, methods, procedures and strategies
-Set of activities that respond to what to teach (objectives and contents), when to teach (ordered sequence of activities and contents), how to teach (activities, classroom arrangement, materials and didactic resources), and assessment (criteria and instruments for evaluation), all that with the organization of space and time.
Establishment of standards, cohabitation and discipline to achieve the proposed objectives
Establishment of organizational rules of the classroom
Communication in the classroom:
Strategies to facilitate good explanation, ways of communication
Teach to think and study:
*Metacognitive learning strategies for self-regulation of learning
*Virtual Education: Teaching and learning that are done primarily through cyber means such as the Internet.
*E-Learning: Electronic or distance education system in which the use of information technologies is integrated.
*Learning Assessment (Course):
Learning assessment: what, how, who, when and why to evaluate
Variables that affect learning
Procedures and instruments for learning assessment
Evaluation models for learning
Evaluation approaches: *quantitative and *qualitative
Evaluation and promotion to the next school level
*Metacognitive: Knowledge and self-regulation of the own mental processes for an appropriate learning.
*Research Methodologies in Education (Course): Tools of the scientific research.
Scientific research methods and techniques in the study of the educational reality
*Qualitative and *quantitative research techniques
Approach of the Research Topic: It includes the definition of the research topic, the research objective, and the limits within which the project will be developed.
Hypothesis Formulation: It is an attempt to explain a phenomenon to be studied, which is formulated at the beginning of an investigation by means of a bit plausible conjecture destined to be proven by the verification of the facts.
Universe or population: It is the group of elements, people or objects you want to investigate.
Units of Analysis and *sampling: Data collection instruments (it can be questionnaire, an interview, a checklist, etc)
How to select a data collection instrument
Application of the instrument
Record and obtained mediations
Plan or work scheme and schedule: It corresponds to the planning of material and human resources that the scientific educational research will need.
Research design: Definition of the type of study to be performed: descriptive, correlational or explanatory.
Descriptive: It analyses how the phenomenon and its components manifest and how it is manifested. –It identifies relevant aspects of reality.
Correlational: It visualizes how different phenomena are related or linked to each other, or if on the contrary, there is no relationship between them. How can a variable behave knowing the behavior of another related variable (evaluate the degree of relationship between two variables).
Variable: It is an observable property or characteristic of a subject of study, which can adopt or acquire different values and this variation is susceptible to be measured.
Explanatory: It seeks to find the reasons or causes that cause certain phenomena. Its last objective is to explain why a phenomenon occurs and in what conditions.
*Sampling: Data that represents a universe of them.
*Educational Guidance (Course):
Personal and academic development of the student
Preservation of health and prevention of diseases, especially the ones related to additions to toxic substances
Sexuality: Anatomy and Physiology
Sexual expression and behavior
Sexual initiation and consequences
Social adaptation or problems of the social environments
Development of goals as a person
*Psychology of Learning (Course):
Approaches on how the human being learns
Understanding of the Teaching and Learning processes
Role of the teacher as in the Teaching and Learning processes
Variables related to learning: individual, social and institutional
Theories about the learning processes
Types of learning
Characteristics for successful learning
Special Educational Needs
Historical-Cultural Context of Learning
*Developmental Psychology (Course):
Physical, *cognitive and psychological characteristics of the individual throughout life:
Variables that intervene in the process of fertilization until the first steps
Physical, cognitive and psycho-social development in early childhood (3 to 6 years old)
Development in middle childhood (7-11 years old)
Development in Adolescence (11 o 12, 19 or 20 years old)
Development in adulthood
Development in old age
Individual differences in the development processes during adolescence, adulthood and old age
Main problems and methods of Evolutionary Psychology:
Socio-emotional development; theories that explain the development of personality; analysis of behavior according to psycho-biological and psycho-social factors; factors that intervene in the development and their pedagogic influence.
*Educational Psychology (Course):
Biological and psychological variables that explain human behavior
Psychology and biology in the education and development of people
Cognitive and emotional processes, learning styles, development and personality
Psychological principles that lie beneath educational practices and learning both individually and as a group
*Technology Resources for Teaching (Course): Analysis of the contents of media:
Visual, audiovisual and multimedia communication
Sociocultural effects of information technology and communication
Application of technology in learning situations
Pedagogical characteristics of digital teaching materials
Basic theoretical knowledge of audiovisual, computer and telematic media and their use
Practical learning of basic computer tools for the design and expression of contents
Design and creation of contents and teaching materials based on ICT (ICT: Information and communications technology)
Integration of new technologies in curricular designs
Distance education through computers:
Teletraining, *e-learning, *virtual educationGO BACK