The lecturers of the departments are working on scientific works along with the teaching load. Each year, they publish the results of their research in specialised journals and appear at scientific conferences and seminars.
The scientific and creative potential of the lecturers of the department is taken into account as much as possible while ensuring the educational process of the Institute of Pedagogical Education. The scientific guidance, development of special courses, coordination of student research work, practice guidance, research workshops and groups’ guidance, etc. are provided by the most qualified faculty staff.
The topic of the department: SR №0118U001567 “Education of Student and Student Youth on the Ideas of Humanism and Enlightenment” (scientific supervisor – Professor Demianchuk Anatolii Stepanovych)
The All-Ukrainian and international scientific-practical conferences are organised annually, dedicated to the problem of maintaining peace on Earth within the framework of the Laboratory “Education of Students and Students of Youth on the Ideas of Humanism and Enlightenment” with the participation of leading scientists of Ukraine, Belarus, Hungary, Poland. In particular, “Pedagogy of a Unified and Holistic World: the Essence, Tasks and Main Directions of Scientific Work of Schools and Universities”, “Pedagogy of a One and Whole Peace: Essence, Tasks and Main Directions of Scientific Work of Schools and Universities”, “School for Peace, Understanding and Social Development” and others.
For 22 years the department under the guidance of Associate Professor Melnychuk L.B and Associate Professor Petruk O.M. are organising the only international student readings “I Vote for Peace”, dedicated to the Victory Day. These readings have gained international status, since 2011. The best children’s works are published in the annual collection of student public readings.
The results of the research work of the lecturers of the department are shown in their scientific publications.
In the period 2008-2017 alone, more than 250 scientific works of lecturers of the department were published, including: two monographs (Associate Professor Melnychuk L.B.), 180 scientific articles in journals and collections, 80 educational and methodical manuals, one of which manual is classified (Associate Professor Pahuta T.I. (2008);
The collection of educational programs, manuals, tutorials, guidelines, methodological recommendations for the study of educational courses are of theoretical importance and practical orientation, used by lecturers and students in the study of individual disciplines in the process of professional training of specialists, as well as in the preparation of student scientific works (bachelor, master).
Together with the Baranovichi State University, a self-sustaining topic of scientific and research work was elaborated: “Development and Implementation of an Invariant Monitoring System for the Activities of University Departments”, the purpose of which is to develop and to approve a model of the system of monitoring the activities of institution departments and to prepare a monograph and methodological guidance on the organisation of monitoring.
The Department of Pedagogics opened a postgraduate course in the speciality:
011 Educational Pedagogical Sciences
specialisation: theory and methodology of professional education
The scientific activity of postgraduate students and applicants is managed by leading lecturers of the department, Doctor of Science in Pedagogy, Professor Demianchuk A.S., Associate Professor: Pahuta T.I., Melnychuk L.B., Marchuk O.O.
The postgraduate course functions with the purpose of organising the training of scientific-pedagogical and scientific personnel, guided in its activity by the requirements of the Laws of Ukraine “On Education”, “On Higher Education”, the Regulations “On Training of Scientific and Pedagogical and Scientific Staff”, approved by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine № 309 from 01.03.1999, other normative and instructive documents, decisions, orders of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine on issues of preparation and certification of scientific and pedagogical and scientific personnel, orders of the rector, decisions of the Academic Council, orders of the Vice-rector of Scientific Work.
Under the guidance of the teachers, students take an active part in scientific competitions and subject competitions. Thus, the student of the third course of the pedagogical faculty Bolba O.V. under the guidance of Associate Professor Petruk O.M. in 2005 – 2006 took the second place in the All-Ukrainian competition of student scientific works, and the student of the third course of the Faculty of History and Philology Samchuk O.V. in 2009, took the 1st place at the All-Ukrainian Olympiad in Pedagogy.
The teaching staff of the department and students annually participate in both the All-Ukrainian and international scientific and practical conferences that are held at the partner institutions of higher education (Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences, Institute in Nyíregyháza, Baranovichi State University ), with which relevant partnership and cooperation agreements have been concluded.
In collaboration with the Wielkopolska Social and Economic High School in Sroda (Poland), teachers of the Department of Pedagogy participated in the development of curricula and programs agreed with the Ministry of Education of Poland. This will allow students to study through joint educational training programs based on the European Credit Transfer System.
The teaching staff of the department organises work with students and masters on the preparation of coursework, Bachelor’s and Master’s Theses, publication of scientific articles in the collection of scientific works of the university. — The Department of Pedagogics cooperates closely with the city’s institutions, centres of social services for families, children and youth, summer health camps, educational and rehabilitation centres and more. It has become a tradition every year, in early March, to hold the Week of the Department of Pedagogics. As part of this work, various activities are organised for students: acquaintance with the novelties of pedagogical literature, pedagogical readings, master classes, meetings with leading teachers of the city and the region, the first round of the Olympiad in Pedagogy, issue of the newspaper “Pedahohichnyi visnyk (Pedagogical Herald)”, the competition “Numo, divchata! (Come on, girls!)” and other. Together with the administration of secondary schools, lecturers of the Department of Pedagogics organise seminars for teachers.