Social and Communication Competences of Students – Future Teachers

  • Marjan Ninčević University of Zagreb, Department for Croatian Studies, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Dunja Jurić Vukelić

Abstract

Numerous studies have shown that teachers significantly shape student's learning context. Socially and emotionally competent teachers tend to develop supportive and encouraging relationship with their students by promoting intrinsic motivation, focusing on student's strengths and abilities, mediating through conflict situations and encouraging appropriate communication and prosocial behaviour. Teachers with good communication skills will create a more successful teaching and learning ambience for the students, and without communication, the teaching and learning process will not take place. Educators, parents and public today recognize the need for an educational agenda to improve academic performance, but also to enhance students' social and communicational competence. The aim of the present study was to examine social and communication competence of the students of educational sciences and teacher education at the University of Zagreb Department Of Croatian Studies. As part of the most important aspects of the future educational work, the participants pointed out independence at work, the awareness that they would contribute to the future of the society and the awareness that they play a useful role in society. Participants also expressed optimism about their communication skills with students, planning and organizing teaching process and maintaining discipline, and to some less extent their competences for successful cooperation with students’ parents. Results were discussed in terms of possibilities to contribute to future teachers’ education.
Published
Sep 25, 2019
How to Cite
NINČEVIĆ, Marjan; JURIĆ VUKELIĆ, Dunja. Social and Communication Competences of Students – Future Teachers. European Journal of Education, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 3, p. 47-50, sep. 2019. ISSN 2601-8624. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejed/article/view/4504>. Date accessed: 15 oct. 2019.