Луганський національний університет імені Тараса Шевченка

Birthday of the Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology

The Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology celebrated its birthday.

On March 29, the Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology invited graduates of past years, teachers and students of Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of its foundation.

Students and teachers of the Institute prepared a festive concert, invited pedagogical workers of educational institutions of Starobilsk district, pupils of Starobilsk music school, military men of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The honorary guests of the holiday were the Rector of the University Serhii V. Savchenko, the Vice-Rector for Scientific and Pedagogical Work Oleksandr I. Babichev, graduates of the past years of IPP, who achieved significant success in educational and scientific activities.

Among the guests, who addressed to the audience with a welcoming speech, were the Honorary Professor of the University Oleksandr I. Babichev; Associate Professor of the Department of Preschool and Primary Education L.A. Varyanitsa; senior lecturer of the Department Psychology O.N. Ternovets; the teacher of primary classes of the Zakotenskaya comprehensive school of the I-III degree (Novopsky District) A. Yu.Panteleyeva; the psychologist of the Starobilsk comprehensive school of the first degree No.2 Т.А. Grishchenko. The Director of the Institute Olena L. Karaman told about the development and achievements of the Institute in the whole history of its existence.

The history of development of the Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology is the history of achievements, innovations and success. The Institute was established in 1975 as a Faculty of Primary School Teachers Training in one specialty – “Pedagogy and Methodology of Primary Education”. However, the Department of Pedagogy as one of the leading departments of the Institute today was created in 1923, when the University was Donetsk Institute of Public Education.

During the period of 90s – the beginning of 2000s, the Faculty of Primary School Training began to develop rapidly in connection with the opening of new specialties. First it grew into the pedagogical and then the psychological and pedagogical faculty, and finally in 2009 it became the Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology – one of the largest subdivisions of the University.

Now here are more than 1,000 students, Doctors of Sciences, Professors, Candidates of Science, Associate Professors, known all over the country and abroad. There are postgraduate courses, doctoral studies and the Specialized Academic Council for the defense of doctoral and candidate dissertations. For 40 years of existence, the Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology was headed by only three people: B.P. Korotkov, L.A. Butoreva and G.I. Bozhko.

Gennadii Ivanovych Bozhko over 25 years of his deanery and directorate together with a team of like-minded people turned the Faculty for Training of Primary School Teachers with one specialty into a powerful Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology with seven specialties including “Preschool Education”, “Primary Education”, “Special Education. Logopedics”, “Special Education. Oligophreno-pedagogics”, “Psychology”, “Social Work”, “Pedagogy of Higher Education”.

In September 2014, the most difficult time for the University of – the War in the East of Ukraine, Gennadii Ivanovych Bozhko together with the staff of the University evacuated the Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology to Starobilsk city. In 2015, when he was convinced that the Institute confidently “got to its feet” in conditions of evacuation, he transferred the leadership of the Institute to its graduate– Olena Leonidovna Karaman.

So, despite the evacuation, the Institute not only survived, but also recovered and continues to develop and win on the educational field.

Thus, last year at the seventh international exhibition “Modern educational establishments – 2016”, the Institute won a gold medal in the category “Psychosocial support for children and youth in difficult life situations.”

At the eighth international exhibition “Modern educational establishments – 2017”, the Institute again received a gold medal in the nomination “Modern socio-psychological and pedagogical technologies for supporting children and adults in a crisis situation”.

During the years of activity the Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology has trained almost 23,000 specialists. We are proud of our graduates, who now carry out pedagogical activities in the educational, social and rehabilitation establishments of the city, region, throughout Ukraine.

The teaching staff of the Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology is formed of the best graduates. The hosts of the event invited to the stage the teachers-graduates of IPP. Among them were N.V. Motunova – Director of the College of LTSNU; I.A. Grechishkina – Assistant of the Department of Preschool and Primary Education; O.M. Ternovets – Senior Lecturer of the Department of Psychology; A.M. Dudnik – Assistant of the Department of Preschool and Primary Education; O. I. Maltseva – Associate Professor of the Department of Social Pedagogy; N.L. Otroshchenko – Associate Professor of the Department of Social Pedagogy; V.P. Golovina – Deputy Director of the College of LTSNU;  Yu.M. Ivanova – Deputy Director of the College of LTSNU; N.V. Voitenko – Deputy Director of Starobilsk Humanitarian and Pedagogical College; N.A. Litvinova – Associate Professor of the Department of Social Pedagogy; A.K. Luganska – the teacher of Starobilsk Humanitarian and Pedagogical College; A.V. Ternovnik – the teacher of Starobilsk Humanitarian and Pedagogical College; G.P. Zazharska – Assistant of the Department of Preschool and Primary Education, etc.

According to the statements of the graduates, there is no more majestic profession on earth than a teacher and an educator. There is no more worthy mission than educating a person, giving heart, experience, knowledge for the continuation of the human race, the development of material and spiritual culture, the progress of science and technology.

The Deputy Director of the Institute for Social and Humanitarian Work Vira Ph. Pushko presented her certificates to the best students of the Institute who do a lot for the development and prosperity of the Institute and the University in the modern conditions: “We are proud of students who chose Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University in the difficult time for Ukraine, and glorify their native Alma Mater throughout the country and far beyond its borders.”

The event ended with the final song “University” performed by all participants of the concert.

Dear graduates of past and future generations; teachers, students, educators; defenders of the Fatherland! We wish health and longevity to the senior generation and the university veterans. Also we wish prospects, optimism and faith, implementation of all plans, intentions and hopes, health and success, fruitful and creative work for the University, national education and science to the modern students, teachers, and educators!

Remember, the doors of our University and the Institute are always open to you!

 

According to the IPP

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