When focused on school's modernity, one should not only consider its instructional academic aid equipment, computers' laboratories or gym halls, but also intelligent and wise teachers. If the contemporary school is to fulfil the society needs, it requires the involvement of students, who are going to become teachers in the future. Therefore it is so crucial to engage them in getting occupational competences, during their studying time. In the text the authoress is taking an attitude towards the thesis stating that students, during their university education, are rather more concentrated and interested in getting the diploma - as a value in itself, than in getting real competences, which enable them to take up work in the profession of a pedagogue. The thesis, that students put high requirements for the academic teachers, while the do not demand the same from themselves, will also be presented. Her argumentation comes from an analysis of research carried out among students of Pedagogy of Culture, who are studying at the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology at the University in Bialystok, and on the ground of the observed students' attitude towards studying pedagogical contents. She is presenting the short characteristic of the researched students from Pedagogy of Culture as well as describing students' opinions concerning the teacher's occupation. In the next part of the article the authoress is presenting and analysing indexes of the students' involvement in studying: devoting time to preparing for classes, the independence in obtaining knowledge, the way of preparing for classes and methods of acquiring new material, as well as their attitude towards transmitting pedagogical contents. She is also analysing the second matter: the students' expectations to the academic teachers and the deficiency of student's responsibility for the quality of their education. The final conclusion of both, the summary and the whole article is that the students of pedagogics are lacking an involvement in studying.
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