At Zaporizhzhya National University peculiarities of preparation of senior pupils for testing in Biology and Chemistry have been considered
Unlike External Independent Testing (EIT) in the Ukrainian language and Literature, testing in Biology and Chemistry is not obligatory. At the same time the corresponding certificate is necessary for entrance to a number of prestigious directions of preparation. But there are not a lot of schools specialized in natural sciences in our country. So there is a task before teachers to prepare senior pupils for passing corresponding tests qualitatively in a short. For this reason teachers of Zaporizhzhya and regional schools have gathered in ZNU where the scientific and methodical seminar, devoted to the decision of the problems connected with carrying out EIT in Biology and Chemistry passed.
Opening a seminar, the first pro-rector of ZNU, the candidate of jurisprudence, senior lecturer Oleksandr Bondar, has paid attention to importance of studying the disciplines which are a component of natural sciences.
The vice-Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Cand.Biol.Sci., senior lecturer Maksim Malko has announced to the present the plan of carrying out the seminar. Except thematic sections the present expected the advice connected with methodical and psychological aspects of carrying out EIT.
Cand.Biol.Sci., the senior lecturer of landscape gardening and genetics of plants department Olena Voitovych has stopped on feature of test tasks in Biology. The head of general and applied Ecology and Zoology department, Dr.Sci.Biol., professor Valentyna Bovt has emphasized, that the pupils need to master profound theoretical material in all thematic blocks which are presented in testing - Botany, Zoology, Human Biology and General Biology. In help to teachers ZNU lecturers have prepared the collection of tests in which tasks are distributed in three levels of complexity.
Cand.Chem.Sci., the senior lecturer Chemistry department Olga Luganska spoke, that the program of Independent External Testing in Chemistry includes questions in General, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, and also calculations in Chemistry. Dr.Sci.Biol., the professor Chemistry department Oleksandr Brazhko gave examples of tests for thematic blocks in Chemistry, emphasizing value of Organic Chemistry.
The senior teacher of the Zaporizhzhya institute of graduate pedagogical education Svitlana Degtyarenko has defined importance of entrants’ participation in free-of-charge trial testing which helps pupils to cope successfully with stress and to receive an idea about organizational component of carrying out the testing.
Last theme of the seminar became psychology of preparation for testing. The Head of practical Psychology department, the candidate of psychological sciences, senior lecturer Nataliya Guba has told about the led interrogation among first-year students which has shown, that among difficulties which arose before entrants during EIT in Biology, not lackof knowledge, but excitement and inability to concentrate attention were more often mentioned. In such situation only the cohesive work of teachers, parents and school psychologists will help children to be prepared for testing qualitatively. Except communication with the scientists, teachers were able to visit the exhibition devoted to various aspects of EIT in Biology and Chemistry. This exhibition was prepared by the staff of ZNU Scientific library.