Teaching Methodology

DOCTORAL STUDY PROGRAMME IN TEACHING METHODOLOGY OF NATURAL SCIENCES (BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS, GEOGRAPHY), MATHEMATICS AND INFORMATICS


 

The structure of the programme


The study programme Teaching Methodology of Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography), Mathematics and Informatics is a PhD programme in social studies and humanities carried out by the Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad. Its duration is 3 academic years (6 semesters), with a total volume of 180 ECTS with previously accumulated at least 300 ECTS at first cycle academic studies and master studies.

The PhD thesis is an integral part of the study programme.

A student who successfully completes the three-year study programme and defends the PhD thesis receives the title of PhD in Teaching Methodology of Natural Sciences (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geography), Mathematics and Informatics.

 

Purpose of the study programme


The purpose of the study programme is to continue comprehensive education of the best students in the field of natural sciences (biology, physics, chemistry, geography), mathematics and informatics who express interest in the study of didactic-methodical and psychological-pedagogical disciplines, to offer selection of subjects tailored to the needs of individual students and to prepare them for future professional work and titles in education and science institutions in compliance with the law, as well as in government educational departments  for professional, developmental and monitoring activities.

Discipline specific content of the curriculum and interdisciplinary approach contribute to a flexible system of knowledge in natural sciences, psychology, pedagogy, didactics and teaching methodology, which enables PhD students to comprehend basic theoretical framework of contemporary education (from primary to university level). Pedagogy, psychology and methodology subjects completely meet the standards of contemporary teaching of natural sciences, mathematics and informatics. Methodology of scientific work and Didactics of natural sciences, mathematics and informatics and other elective methodology or discipline specific subjects introduce the students to theoretical didactical generalisations within the disciplines and enhance scientific research in the field of education in natural sciences, mathematics and informatics.

 

Objectives of the study programme


The objective of this programme is to integrate different scientific fields, fundamental and applied sciences, mathematics, and informatics, with didactic-methodological, pedagogical and psychological fields in order to educate and qualify professionals who will clearly understand and apply interdisciplinary knowledge and skills in contemporary education in natural sciences, mathematics and informatics.

The objective is achieved by a unique programme integrating scientific disciplines essential for realisation of the teaching process in modern setting and according to modern education demands.

The students obtain high level of knowledge and comprehension of current problems in natural sciences, mathematics and informatics education process and skills to problem solving which qualifies them for scientific, research and professional challenges as well as for implementation of original ideas into teaching practice.

 

Competences of graduate students


The PhD in Teaching Methodology holder is competent to manage the research team, teach at higher education institutions, manage the school administration, supervise the teaching process of natural sciences, mathematics and informatics, equally participate in teams of experts at the Centre for Education and Professional Development of education in their areas, Institute for textbook publishing, teaching methods centres, etc. The experts of this profile are competent to work in multidisciplinary teams, to identify and solve problems in education, to act in an ethical and professionally responsible manner, to communicate effectively, and to apply teaching methodology and modern technology in his work.


Curriculum


Total length of the studies is 3 academic years (6 semesters) during which the student should obtain at least 180 ECTS. One academic year consists of two semesters.

The studies comprise 6 elective subjects total value of 15 ECTS each (total value 90 ECTS).  Out of the total 6 subjects, a student has to collect 75 ECTS from the list of psychological-pedagogical and teaching methodology subjects (5 subjects - 15 ECTS each), and the remaining 15 ECTS have to be collected from the selected discipline specific subject, depending on the doctoral dissertation topic. A student selects subjects from the list of pedagogical, psychological and teaching methodology upon consultations with the advisor (assigned by the Council of the Department for each candidate) and mentor. The preparation of the PhD is a study and research work which includes publishing a paper in a relevant journal from the Kobson list (Serbian Citation Index). 



Ph.D. in Education – the list of elective courses


 

 

 

No.

 

 

Code

 

 

Course title

Active Teaching Hours

ECTS

 

 

Course instructor(s)

Lectures

Student research work

1

DMMM1

Selected Chapters of Teaching Methods in Mathematics 1

5

5

15

Herceg Đ. Dragoslav

2

DMMM 2

Selected Chapters of Teaching Methods in Mathematics 2

5

5

15

Herceg Đ. Dragoslav

3

DMIM 1

Selected Chapters of Methodics of Teaching Computer Science 1

5

5

15

Mašulović M. Dragan,

4

DMIM 2

Selected Topics of Methodics of Teaching Computer Science 2

5

5

15

Ivanović K. Mirjana,

Budimac D. Zoran

5

DMII2

Selected Chapters of Computer Science

5

5

15

Racković Miloš

6

DMII6

Multimedia Technology in Education

5

5

15

Mašulović M. Dragan,

Radovanović M. Miloš

Kurbalija M. Vladimir

7

DMMAL

Selected topics in algebra with metodology analysis

5

5

15

Madaras Z. Rozalija

Crvenković Đ. Siniša

8

DMMDI

Selected Chapters of Discrete mathematics - didactical approach

5

5

15

Bodroža-Pantić Olga

9

DMMANA

Selected Chapters of Calculus-didactical approach

5

5

15

Takači B. Đurđica,

Gajić M. Ljiljana

10

DMMGE

Selected Chapters of Geometry-didactical approach

5

5

15

Pušić V. Nevena

11

DMH601

Selected chapters of chemistry didactics

5

5

15

Segedinac Mirjana

12

DM001

Selected chapters of chemistry didactics

5

5

15

Babić-Kekez V. Snežana,

Gojkov S. Grozdanka

13

DM003

Pedagogical statistics

5

5

15

Milutinović J. Jovana

14

DMH604

Teaching chemistry to gifted students - selected topics

5

5

15

Adamov M. Jasna

15

DMB001

Selected Chapters of Teaching Methods in Biology

5

5

15

Miljanović G. Tomka

 

16

 

DMB002

Selected Chapters of Teaching Methods in Applied Biology

 

5

 

5

 

15

 

Miljanović G. Tomka

 

17

 

DNB015

 

Biological Anthropology

 

5

 

5

 

15

Pavlica M. Tatjana

Rakić S. Rada

 

18

 

DNB014


Applied ichthyology

 

5

 

5

 

15

Miljanović M. Branko,

Kostić S. Desanka

19

DM002

Psychological aspects of working in educational institutions

 

5

 

5

 

15

Mitrović M. Dušanka

20

DMG101

Selected sections of methods of teaching geography

5

5

15

Romelić M. Jovan

Ivkov-Džigurski Č. Anđelija

21

DMG107

Education and international organizations

 

5

 

5

 

15

Đorđević S. Jasmina

22

DRG112

Regional Development of South East Europe

5

5

15

Lukić Tamara

23

DRG102

Global hydrology influences

5

5

15

Dolinaj M. Dragan

Savić Stevan

24

DMF001

Selected topics in methods of physics teaching

5

5

15

Dušan Lazar

25

FIFF

History and Philosophy of Physics

5

5

15

Kapor V. Darko

26

DMF1

An Experiment in Teaching Physics

5

5

15

Stojanović M. Maja

27

DMF2

The methodology of teaching physics in working with gifted students

5

5

15

Lazar V. Dušan

28

DMMST

Statistics

5

5

15

Lozanov Crvenković S. Zagorka,

Rajter Đ. Danijela

29

DMMMIS

Research Methods and statistics

5

5

15

Lužanin L. Zorana

30

DMMRN

Computers in teaching Mathematics

5

5

15

Takači B. Đurđica,

Herceg Đ. Dragoslav Herceg D. Đorđe

31

DMMDM

Didactical research in Teaching Mathematics

5

5

15

Takači B. Đurđica,

Herceg Đ. Dragoslav

32

DMMPR

Solving mathematical problems

5

5

15

Takači B. Đurđica,

Herceg Đ. Dragoslav Crvenković Siniša

33

DMMIM

History of Mathematics

5

5

15

Madaras Z. Rozalija

34

DMIM3

Teaching methods in programming

5

5

15

Ivanović K. Mirjana Budimac D. Zoran

35

DMII7

Testing and Knowledge Assessment

5

5

15

Budimac D. Zoran

36

DMII3

E-learning and Distance Learning

5

5

15

Ivanović K. Mirjana,

Mašulović M. Dragan

37

DMI13

Usage of Modern ICT in Teaching

5

5

15

Mašulović M. Dragan,

Stojaković Z. Miloš

38

DMH603

Selected chemical experiments in teaching

5

5

15

Segedinac Mirjana

39

DMH602

Selected chapters of the history of chemistry

5

5

15

Halaši J. Tibor

40

DMH605

Selected topics of eco-chemical education

5

5

15

Adamov M. Jasna

 

41

 

DMB003

Problems in Contemporary Biology Teaching

 

5

 

5

 

15

 

Miljanović G. Tomka

 

42

 

DMB004

Innovative Modes of Biology Teaching (Interactive Teaching)

 

5

 

5

 

15

 

Miljanović G. Tomka

 

43

 

DNE010

Diversity of Serbian vertebrate fauna-endangerment and protection

 

5

 

5

 

15

 

Popović J. Ester, Kostić S. Desanka, Vujić А. Аnte

44

DMG108

Compulsory education in the world and in Serbia

 

5

 

5

 

15

Babić-Kekez V. Snežana

45

DMG109

Geography in the curriculum of the world and Serbia

 

5

 

5

 

15

Romelić M. Jovan

Ivkov-Džigurski Č. Anđelija

46

DMG111

Evaluation of teaching, teachers and students

 

5

 

5

 

15

Babić-Kekez V. Snežana

47

DRG101

Global hydrology influences

 

5

 

5

 

15

Savić Stevan,

Pavić Dragoslav

48

DRG107

Global geo - political processes and Serbia

 

5

 

5

 

15

Bubalo-Živkovič Đ. Milka

49

FDD1K12

Physics of materials

5

5

15

Petrović M. Dragoslav,

Lukić- Petrović R. Svetlana

50

FDD21N12

Nuclear Methods in Medicine

5

5

15

Todorović M. Nataša

51

FDD18Т12

Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena

5

5

15

Kapor V. Darko

52

FDD30К12

Magnetic measurements as method of materials investigation

5

5

15

Gut O. Imre

53

DMII1

History of Computer Science

5

5

15

Ivanović K. Mirjana,

54

DMMNM

Selected Chapters of Numeric Mathematics-didactical approach

5

5

15

Herceg Đ. Dragoslav Lužanin L. Zorana

55

DMMVS

Selected Chapters of Probability and statistic-didactical approach

5

5

15

Lozanov Crvenković S. Zagorka,

Rajter Đ. Danijela

56

DMMMM

Mathematical modelling in teaching

5

5

15

Lužanin L. Zorana,

Takači B. Đurđica,

Takači A. Arpad

57

DМII8

Mathematical modelling in teaching

5

5

15

Ivanović K. Mirjana,

Radovanovć M. Miloš,

Kurbalija M. Vladimir

58

DМII4

Educational Software

5

5

15

Budimac D. Zoran,

59

DМII5

Intelligent Systems in Education

5

5

15

Racković A. Miloš,

Kurbalija M. Vladimir

60

DММSR

Symbolic computation

5

5

15

Herceg D. Đorđe

61

DMH607

Methods and techniques of learning chemistry – advanced course

5

5

15

Adamov M. Jasna

62

DMH606

E - learning in chemical education

5

5

15

Adamov M. Jasna

63

DMH605

Selected topics of eco-chemical education

5

5

15

Adamov M. Jasna

64

DMB005

Teaching Methods in Biology and Gifted Pupils

5

5

15

Miljanović G. Tomka

65

DNB001

Taxonomy of higher plants

5

5

15

Boža P. Pal

Anačkov Goran

66

DNB003

Evolution and Angiosperm Phylogeny

5

5

15

Boža P. Pal

Anačkov Goran

67

DRG113

Comparative Analysis of the Regions by Continents

5

5

15

Lukić Tamara

68

DRG109

Agrogeography and Population nutrition problems

5

5

15

Stojanović Vladimir

Popov Raljić Jovanka

69

DRG110

Geography and global change

5

5

15

Lazić V. Lazar

Nađ I. Imre

70

DRG106

Geography and global change

 

5

 

5

 

15

Đurđev S. Branislav

Bubalo-Živković Đ. Milka

Ivkov-Džigurski Č. Anđelija

71

FDD45N12

Radioactivity in nature

5

5

15

Mrđa Dušan

72

FDD39N12

Nuclear Energy

5

5

15

Кrmar D. Miodrag

73

FDD3P12

Plasma Physics

5

5

15

Kobilarov S. Radomir

74

RDDIS

Working on PHD thesis

 

20

30

 

75

RDDIS2

Working on PHD thesis

 

20

15

 

76

RDDR

Writing PHD thesis

   

30