Features of professional and pedagogical activity of a higher education teacher

Keywords: higher education teacher, professional competencies, requirements for professional activity, specifics of working with students, teaching and assessment methods, research activities, formation of professional identity, challenges, and prospects for the development of the profession.


Determining the peculiarities of the pedagogical activity of higher education teachers is important not only from a scientific viewpoint but also for solving strategic and tactical educational problems. Among these problems is the improvement of the quality of higher education, which is one of the priorities. The article aims to reveal the peculiarities of the work of a higher education teacher, his or her professional competencies, and requirements for this profession to improve the efficiency of the educational process and train quality specialists with higher education. The methods used to write the article were analysis, synthesis, generalization, explanation, and qualification of data. One of the main specifics of the professional and pedagogical activities of a higher education teacher is the need to combine research and teaching. A teacher must have a high level of scientific knowledge, be aware of the latest achievements and trends in their field, conduct research, and publish scientific papers. Moreover, he or she must be able to translate complex scientific concepts into an accessible language for students and other listeners to transfer the necessary knowledge and skills.


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Author Biographies

Iryna Tamozhska, Kharkiv Auto-Transport Applied College, Kharkiv, Ukraine, Ukraine.

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Kharkiv Auto-Transport Applied College, Kharkiv, Ukraine, Ukraine.

Nataliia Tymofiienko, Ukrainian State University named after Mykhailo Drahomanov, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Candidate of Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Deaf Pedagogy and Deaf Psychology named after M. D. Yarmachenko, Faculty of Special and Inclusive Education, Ukrainian State University named after Mykhailo Drahomanov, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Antonina Demianiuk, West Ukrainian National University, Ternopil, Ukraine.

PhD in Economics, Associate Professor of Department of Educology and Pedagogy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, West Ukrainian National University, Ternopil, Ukraine

Marianna Klyap, Uzhhorod National University, Uzhhorod, Ukraine.

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health and Physical Education, Uzhhorod National University, Uzhhorod, Ukraine.

Maria Tsurkan, Bukovinian State Medical University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine.

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Ukrainian Studies, Bukovinian State Medical University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine.


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How to Cite
Tamozhska, I., Tymofiienko, N., Demianiuk, A., Klyap, M., & Tsurkan, M. (2023). Features of professional and pedagogical activity of a higher education teacher. Amazonia Investiga, 12(63), 148-155. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2023.63.03.13