The objectives and learning outcomes of the specific teacher’s training are deducted from the legal professional profile of a secondary school teacher and the related basic competences.
The basic competences describe the knowledge, skills and attitudes one should possess to act as a beginning teacher. The basic competences should enable a person to grow further into the professional profile.
The basic competences are classified in 10 ‘functional entities’, roles that a teacher will have to fulfill:
The teacher as guide of the learning and development processes
The teacher as educator
The teacher as contents expert
The teacher as organiser
The teacher as innovator – the teacher as researcher
The teacher as partner of the parents/carers
The teacher as member of the school team
The teacher as partner of external people
The teacher as member of the educational community
The teacher as participant in culture
Finally, the basic competences contain 8 attitudes a beginning teacher should possess: decision making ability, relational orientation, critical attitude, eagerness to learn, organisational skills, willingness to collaborate, sense of responsibility, flexibility.