THE TEACHER’S PERSONALITYTHE TEACHER’S PERSONALITYAuthor: Prof . Maria VulcuAuthor: Prof . Maria VulcuTranslator: Dorin-Nicolae TecuceanuTranslator: Dorin-Nicolae Tecuceanu
The job of a teacher, as any other job, is the result of a professional cultureand of several specific qualities presumably needed for this profession.The culture of the teacher is the result of his/her education. Its componentsare general culture, specialty culture and psycho - pedagogical structure.The role that a teacher must fulfill in school and society impose, as a firstcoordinate of its research, a wide cultural horizon, various knowledge fromthe fields of science, technology and culture, and additionally a philosophicalbase meant to assure a wide vision of the world and its evolution.Every teacher is a specialist in his/ her domain. The teacher must be awareof the latest discoveries, the discussions and controversies taking place inthat particular domain.
The psycho - pedagogical structure refers to those knowledge, work techniquesand ways of action that facilitate the pedagogical communication.Without the development of a resonance in the psychic of those to whom thecommunication addresses, it is neutral from an educational point of view. Thepsycho - pedagogical training allows the teacher to transform the cultural –scientific information in educational messages.•The teacher’s personality implies a series of qualities, determined by the specificand complexity of the work he/she is doing.•The specific characteristic qualities of a moral nature; several elements from thiscategory would be: the spirit of justice and objectivity, honor, courage, honesty,dignity, modesty, patience, optimism, self – control, etc.•The teacher must be aware of his/her responsibility towards the national anduniversal cultural values created in time.•The teacher has the ability to know and understand the student’s psychic, anintuitive capacity to penetrate and realize the psychological particularities of anindividual. The knowing of the student’s inner world implies psychologicalintuition.In his entire activity as a teacher, his spirit to organize manifests in: the planningof one’s own work, the preparation and development of the lessons, mentoringthe students’ teamwork, etc.
A consequence of all the qualities and aptitudes a teacher possesses is hispedagogical mastery, his full development of all the components of hispersonality, along with their integration in a unified whole. It is a synthesis of allthe general-human characteristics, the sturdy preparation, the effort made for theconsolidation if his qualities as a human and servant of a profession.At the same time, it requires dedication and passion, openness towards new,creative spirit, inventiveness, and skill to act in accordance with the requirementsof specific situations.Mastery is acting differently from one situation to another, depending onfactors, that can occur, some of them having an unprecedented andunpredictable character. A teacher who possesses pedagogical mastery is morethan a professional; he is an artist in his job.