Practice in summer health camps as a means of forming the professional competence of higher education seekers
Abstract. The article analyzes the problem of preparing higher education applicants, future teachers for practice in summer health camps as a means of forming their pedagogical competence; the content of the concepts "pedagogical practice", "summer health camps", "professional competence" is specified. It is established that pedagogical practice (practice in summer health camps) is a mandatory component of the educational process of pedagogical educational institutions. It is determined that the purpose of preparing students to work in summer health camps is to expand professional and pedagogical knowledge and experience of independent organization of life and activities of children's team, mastering the methods of educational work with students of different ages during the summer holidays. It was found that preparation for practice in summer health camps has a systemic nature and involves the implementation of constant psychological and pedagogical support by experienced teachers, methodologists, counselors, leaders of children's health camps.
It is established that the training of students should be based on the following components: personal, theoretical, practical. It is specified that professional competence consists of various components – competencies that determine the readiness and ability of the future teacher to successfully perform professional and pedagogical activities.
It is outlined that the educational work in the camp includes a reasonable combination of rest, work, sports with cognitive, aesthetic, environmental, health activities. The content, forms and methods of work are determined by the statute, teaching staff and are based on the principles of initiative and initiative of children and students, democracy and humanism, development of national and cultural-historical traditions, priority of universal spiritual achievements and values.
It was found that in the process of working in the summer health camp, students must conduct various types and organizational forms of activity: competitions, reviews, competitions in various activities that promote self-determination of units, organizational and social activities; educational conversations and safety rules; labor affairs, self-service, duty in the dining room, camp, landscaping, etc.
It is substantiated that all work in the summer health camp should be carefully planned. Planning educational work requires a clear sequence, system and consistency. This is one of the most important conditions for the successful organization of summer holidays for schoolchildren.
Keywords: practice in the summer health camp, summer recreation camp, duties of student-trainee, professional competence, applicants for higher education.