THE INITIAL EDUCATION OF TEACHER AND ITS CONNECTION TO PRACTICE IN THE “SOCIETY OF KNOWLEDGE”
The initial education of teacher is a complex process that the university professor puts before the challenge of linking the academic knowledge and professional-practical ability of the students. Namely, the teacher is a key factor for social development. The specificity of its role requires autonomy in its activity, which defines the independence of the work and the creation of the educational process. To this end, the initial education should contribute to the development of professional and applicative skills of the teacherr, with which he will adapt to the knowledge society and will be in constant touch with the modern changes and the development of the activity. This requaras a synchronized and congruent relation of theory and practice in the education of future teacher, as well as development work on academic knowledge on the one hand, and on the development of applicative-practical competences of the teacher for the transfer of knowledge in practice, on the other hand.
Hence, this paper addresses the issue of the systemic connection of the initial education of the teachers with the practice as an imperative for their successful inclusion in the
society of knowledge development and change. In addition, the training of the teacher is taken into consideration not only for monitoring and implementation of new scientific
knowledge, but also for independent involvement in the process of change and development.