The history of the Faculty began in September 1988, when a new specialty «Defectology» was introduced at the Kamianets-Podilskyi State Pedagogical Institute at the Faculty of Initial Teacher Training.
The Faculty provides training for specialists in special education, psychology and social security.
Academic staff (Doctors, PhDs, Professors, Associate Professors) constantly improve their level of professional competence, participate in various projects, academic mobility programs, internships, scientific and practical conferences, etc.
The Faculty has 2 scientific schools and 4 scientific laboratories:
Scientific school «Psychological-pedagogical support of educational and correctional and correctional-pedgogical work with children with special educational needs» (Head of scientific school: Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor Svitlana Myronova)
Scientific school «Contemporary issues of experimental psychology» (Head of scientific school: Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor Liana Onufriieva)
Educational and scientific laboratory of applied research in speech therapy of the Department of Speech therapy and Special methods (Head of the educational and scientific laboratory: PhD in Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor Oleksii Havrylov)
Educational and scientific laboratory of pedagogy and psychology of the higher school (Head of the educational and scientific laboratory: PhD in Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor Olha Savytska)
Joint Laboratory of Psychology of Education of the H.S. Kostyuk Institute of Psychology of the NAES of Ukraine and Kamianets-Podilskyi Ivan Ohiienko National University (Head of joint laboratory Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor Liana Onufriieva)
Research Laboratory of Topical Issues of Social and Pedagogical Education (Head of research laboratory: PhD in Economic Sciences, Associate Professor Olena Danyliuk)
Today, almost 1,200 full-time and part-time students of various levels of higher education study at the Faculty.
Students are actively involved in scientific activities (participation in scientific conferences, seminars, projects), every year they become prize-winners of competitions for student scientific works and Olympiads. The Faculty includes 13 student scientific circles and 28 student problem groups.
Students of the Faculty participate in academic mobility programs (University Exchange Program «Student Academic Mobility (SAM) Ukraine» with the support of the British Council (House of Europe) at Kamianets-Podilskyi Ivan Ohiienko National University in partnership with Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University; the Ukrainian-Italian project «Supporting school inclusion and parenthood in Ukraine»; undergo production pedagogical practice in preschool and general secondary education institutions with inclusive education as a teacher’s assistant in Poland in accordance with the contract with the PORTA VITAE Foundation), international social projects; study at the «Volunteer School».
Departments of the Faculty of Special Education, Psychology and Social Work
The Department of Special and Inclusive Education (the first name is «Department of Correctional Pedagogy and Inclusive Education») was established on August 31, 2011, as graduating department for the training and retraining of specialists in the speciality 016 Special Education.
The basis of the department’s development concept is the understanding of the fact that ensuring the full development of children who need correction of psychophysical development is directly dependent on the level of training of special education specialists. It is obvious that there is a need to train a new generation of specialists capable of carrying out specific activities in new conditions, working in new types of institutions, special services that will prevent developmental disorders and prepare parents to raise children with special educational needs in the family environment; they also have to be ready to organize the most adequate directions of a differentiated approach in the education of various categories of children with special needs, including in the conditions of integrated and inclusive education.
Scientific and pedagogical staff of the department are highly qualified, well-known scientists, they have practical experience of working with children with special educational needs. The department includes 2 Doctors of Science and 5 PhDs. Scientific and pedagogical staff of the department systematically conduct seminars, trainings, provide consulting services to specialists of special and inclusive education institutions. The department conducts the annual All-Ukrainian scientific and practical conference (with international participation) «Psychological and pedagogical support of children with intellectual disabilities in the conditions of special and inclusive education».
The Department of Educational Psychology has successful way of development since its establishment in 1989. The purpose of the department’s activity is the formation of students competences regarding the psychological support of their future professional activities.
The department includes 6 Сandidates of Psychological Sciences, of which one is a Professor and five are Associate Professors, well-known specialists in personality development and formation, personal values, reflection, creativity, and leadership in Ukraine. An educational and scientific laboratory of psychology and pedagogy of the higher school operates on the basis of the department.
The department ensures the formation of students basics of correctional work with children with special educational needs.
At the Department of Psychological, Medical and Pedagogical Fundamentsls of Correctional Work, both traditional and modern learning technologies are used when teaching academic disciplines, in particular: personally oriented technologies; programmed methods, including computer methods; simulation of practical situations, analysis of psychological situations; methods of ethnopedagogy; solving situational problems. When conducting classes, the experience of the best scientific and pedagogical workers, the best experience of other educational and research institutions is systematically summarized and disseminated, effective methods and techniques of conducting classes are developed and used; the main focus is on the individual abilities of students during classes.
The Department of Social Pedagogy and Social Work prepares bachelors and masters in social security for the specialists’ implementation of activities aimed at rescuing the population from social risks. The educational process is carried out by the teaching staff. The Department carries out academic training of a specialist in the social sphere, which is based on theoretical research and practical scientific results, taking into account the world experience of social assistance, the current state of the social sphere of Ukraine; it also is based on mastering active and passive methods of social security, special social technologies as a type of tactical-operational influence on a social object.
The Department of General and Practical Psychology prepares students of various levels of higher education who plan to become specialists in the field of psychological provision of education, clinical practice, activities of rehabilitation, inclusive resource centers, penitentiary institutions, political organizations, as well as those who dream of working in private practice. At the Department, priorities are given to student-centered learning, under which students choose an individual educational trajectory.
The staff of the Department of General and Practical Psychology is experienced and highly qualified. It includes 2 Doctors of Psychological Sciences, 1 Professor, 8 PhD in Psychological Sciences, well-known specialists in the field of practical psychology in Ukraine.
Considerable attention is paid to scientific work. Since 2008, the Department has been publishing the Collection of Scientific Works «Problems of Modern Psychology» of the Kamianets-Podilskyi Ivan Ohiienko National University and H.S. Kostyuk Institute of Psychology of the NAES of Ukraine, which is included in the List of scientific professional journals of Ukraine, Category «B», psychological specialties – 053. Every year, the department of general and practical psychology organizes and holds four international scientific and practical conferences with the publication of conference participants’ materials.
The Department was founded in 2002. The Department includes competent scientific and pedagogical workers committed to the training of qualified, competitive specialists (teachers-speech therapists).
The Department’s priority areas of activity are: creation of favorable conditions for the formation of Speech therapy students’ professional competences; development and improvement of educational and methodological support for the study of educational components of professional training; organization of research space for scientific and pedagogical workers and students; establishing and maintaining relations with employers and educational institutions.
Among the special achievements of the department are initiatives in the organization and holding of the annual International scientific and practical conference «Correctional education: history, modernity and development prospects» (since 2006), and its updated format – «Special and inclusive education: problems and prospects» (since 2021), periodic All-Ukrainian Scientific and Practical Forum of Students «Development of Special Education: Student Format» (2017, 2018, 2020), publication of the Collection of Scientific Works «Topical Issues of Correctional Education» (Category B), Collection of Scientific Works «Bulletin of Faculty of Special education, Psychology and Social work» (Category C), Collection of scientific works of bachelor and master students of the Faculty of Special education, Psychology and Social work.
Due to the scientific and methodological work of its members and many years of experience in providing quality educational services, the department of speech therapy and special methods has gained a positive reputation both in scientific circles and among educational institutions for children with special educational needs and practitioners in various regions of Ukraine. For a long time, the department has fruitfully cooperated with adjacent departments of leading Ukrainian universities (National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Sumy State Pedagogical University named after A. S. Makarenko) and abroad (Academy of Special Pedagogy named after M. Grzegozhevska, Republic of Poland, Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovak Republic, etc.).
List of specialties
The first (bachelor) level of higher education
Educational and professional program «Special education (Speech therapy). The program provides the training of specialists capable of solving complex tasks and practical problems of special education to correct and compensate for the violations of psychophysical development of persons with special educational needs in general, and with speech disorders in particular, to provide logopedic support for persons of different age groups, to implement a holistic strategies of logopedic influence. Employment spheres are preschool and general secondary education institutions with special and inclusive forms of education, inclusive resource centers, rehabilitation centers. Graduates can hold the following positions: teacher’s assistant, special education teacher’s assistant, teacher-defectologist, speech therapist teacher.
Educational and professional program «Special education (Oligophrenopedagogy). The program provides a comprehensive study of the educational process and corrective and developmental work with children with special educational needs in preschool and general secondary education institutions with special and inclusive form of education; it provides training for a specialist in special education who is able to solve the tasks of educating and upbringing children with intellectual disabilities, to master the methodology of corrective and developmental work with children with intellectual disabilities. Graduates can hold such positions: a special education teacher’s assistant, a preschool teacher’s assistant, a teacher’s assistant, a teacher-defectologist’s assistant, a teacher, a special education teacher, a teacher-defectologist in educational institutions with special and inclusive forms of education.
Educational and professional program «Special education (Oligophrenopedagogy. Speech therapy)». The program provides a comprehensive study of the educational process and corrective and developmental work with children with intellectual and speech disabilities in preschool and general secondary education institutions with special and inclusive form of education. Employment spheres are preschool and general secondary education institutions with special and inclusive forms of education, educational rehabilitation and inclusive resource centers; an opportunity to engage in private practice. Graduates can hold such positions: special education teacher’s assistant; preschool teacher’s assistant; teacher’s assistant; teacher-defectologist’s assistant; speech therapist teacher’s assistant; teacher; special education teacher; special education teacher; speech therapist teacher.
Educational and professional program «Social assistance». The program allows you to comprehensively study social objects and processes at all structural levels of the organization of social security, the most general patterns that describe various properties of social protection system functioning. The main directions of professional activity are socio-legal, psychological, economic-analytical and social design directions.
Educational and professional program «Psychology». The program provides the training of highly qualified specialists in the field of psychology, capable of solving psychological tasks based on professional knowledge and ideas, the formation of the readiness of future psychologists to apply skills and abilities in conditions of professional activity. Graduates are eligible to work as psychologists and practical psychologists in educational institutions, educational centers, law enforcement agencies, power structures, penitentiary institutions, medical institutions, psychological rehabilitation centers, inclusive resource centers, commercial structures that provide psychological assistance, in public organizations, preschool and educational institutions, social and psychological centers, political organizations, in the field of private practice, in multidisciplinary educational and rehabilitation centers.
The second (master's) level of higher education
Educational and professional program «Special education (Speech therapy). The program provides training of specialists capable of solving complex tasks of a research and/or innovative nature in the field of special and inclusive education, formation of skills for effective educational activity in the New Ukrainian School on the basis of partnership interaction, conducting research, implementing innovations, creating and implementing new content of modern speech therapy science, dissemination of the best practice of corrective and developmental and educational work in the field of special and inclusive education.
Educational and professional program «Special education (Oligophrenopedagogy)» provides a comprehensive study of scientific theories and concepts regarding special and inclusive education, development, training, education and socialization of persons with special educational needs, development technologies of persons with special educational needs. The program provides training of specialists capable of solving complex tasks of a research and/or innovative nature in the field of special and inclusive education. Employment spheres are educational institutions, research institutions; institutions that provide psychological-pedagogical and correctional-developmental services to persons with special educational needs, including those with limitations of life activity, disabilities, etc. Graduates can hold such positions: remedial education teacher, special education teacher.
Educational and professional program «Social assistance» is focused on the academic training of specialists in the field of social security, capable of solving complex tasks and problems in the field of social security or in the learning process, which involves conducting research and/or implementing innovations and is characterized by the uncertainty of conditions and requirements. The educational and professional program is based on theoretical research and practical scientific results, taking into account the world experience of social assistance, the current state of the social sphere of Ukraine; it is also based on mastering active and passive methods of social security, special social technologies as a type of tactical-operational influence on a social object.
Educational and professional program «Psychology». The program ensures the training of a highly qualified, competitive specialist, capable of solving complex and practical tasks in the learning process and professional activity in the field of psychology, which involves conducting scientific and project research, implementing innovations, carrying out professional activities in various conditions of vital activities, taking into account universal human values and norms of professional ethics of a psychologist. Graduates can hold such positions: psychologist of preschool and general education institutions; psychology teacher in institutions of higher education; psychologist-consultant; family psychologist; psychologist in power structures, military units, police; psychologist in medical institutions; psychologist in the social sphere; psychologist in the political sphere; sports psychologist; psychologist in organizations; business coach.
Third (Education And Scientific) Level Of Higher Education
Educational and scientific program «Special Education» in specialty 016 Special Education. The program allows you to master the content and methodology of scientific research in the field of special and inclusive education; features of professional training of specialists in specialty 016 Special education. Employment spheres are colleges, higher education institutions, research institutions. Graduates can hold such positions: teacher of a higher education institution; director of an educational institution (inclusive resource center); teachers of specialized educational institutions; teacher-defectologist.
|Administration of the Faculty of Correctional and Social Pedagogics and Psychology|
Dean of the Faculty of Special Education, Psychology and Social Work:
Tetiana Opaliuk, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor
Deputy Dean for Educational Work and Quality Assurance in Higher Education:
Nataliіa Didyk, PhD in Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor
Deputy Dean for Research and International Relations:
Tetiana Dokuchyna, PhD in Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor
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