Distant Programme of Developing Educational Competences


The purpose of this research was to develop a distant programme of educating parents of primary school children and experimentally check its efficiency in developing educational competencies in parents of primary school children. The study consisted of four consecutive stages: planning, diagnostic experiment, implementing the distant educational programme, and result evaluation. The participants of the research were 37 parents of pupils who went to the first grade of primary school in September 2018. All the participants gave their written consent to participate in the research. The diagnostic stage of the experiment showed that most of the surveyed parents possessed educational competences at a very low level. To provide the parents with pedagogical education, a distant educational course was developed. The course consisted of 12 online classes and lasted for 6 weeks. The online course provided for the parents’ participation in webinars and online conferences. On completing the course, the parents were asked to undergo a control questionnaire survey. The results of the control questioning showed that during the distant course, the parents obtained a sufficient and high level of pedagogical competence. The experiment showed the necessity and rationale for implementing the developed distant educational course for parents with the purpose of developing their pedagogical competence, as well as improving cooperation between teachers, parents and pupils.

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Boiarska-Khomenko, A., Liudmyla, S., Valeriia, K. et al. Distant Programme of Developing Educational Competences. Asia-Pacific Edu Res 29, 331–341 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40299-019-00487-9

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  • Parents’ educational competences
  • Distant learning
  • Parents of first-grade pupils
  • New Ukrainian school
  • Pedagogy of partnership