Berdyansk State Pedagogical University

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4, Schmidta St., Berdiansk, Zaporizhzhia  oblast

Natalya Zakharova

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences (PhD), Associate Professor

In 2012 was awarded with the sign "Excellence in Education of Ukraine".
In 2015, was awarded with the Golden Medal in the nomination "Innations in the Development of International Cooperation and Presentation of National Education in the World and European Educational and Scientific Spacious" at the Sixth International Exhibition "Modern Education Institutions-2015" (Kyiv) as the member of the project team.
In different years was awarded with the honored diplomas and certificates of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Zaporizhzhya Regional Administration, Berdyansk City Council, Berdyansk State Pedagogical University.



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In 1978 graduated from the Berdyansk Pedagogical Institute and got the speciality “Pedagogy and Initial Education”.

In 2007 defended her candidate’s thesis “Social Adaptation of the Senior Preschool Age Children by Means of Gaming Activity” (scientific superviser – Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor T. Naumenko) in the Specialized Council of the Institute of Problems on Education of NAES of Ukraine. Received the diploma of the Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences in speciality 13.00.08 – Pre-school Pedagogy.

In 2009 was awarded with the title of Associate Professor of the Department of Social Pedagogy.

Work Activity

From 1972 to 1980 was a tutor at the nursery school;

From 1989 to 1992 was a teacher of elementary school;

Since 1992 – is the lecturer of the BSPU, has gone from senior lecture to assistant professor of the Department.

In different years, served as deputy dean for academic work, responsible secretary of the BSPU’s admissions committee.

Total Experience of Pedagogical Activity: 34 years at all, 26 years in BSPU

The Spheres of Scientific Interests: social adaptation and integration; healthy lifestyle; preparation of social pedagogues for multi-sectoral activity; inclusive education; social pedagogical victimology, social work.

The author of more than 50 scientific publications, including 4 manuals, 2 monographs, the article in the periodical, which is included in the science-based database of Web of Science.

Actively involved in the development of student’s science in the fields of “Social Pedagogy”, “Social Work”, “Inclusive education”. Scientific supervisor of student’s scientific works – winners of All-Ukrainian competitions.

Certification Training

In 2004 passed courses of improving qualification at the Institute of Postgraduate Education at the Lugansk Taras Shevchenko National University of Lugansk in the direction of “Social Work”.

In 2015 improved qualification of the “Social Work” program at the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University  in the.

From 2015 to 2016, passed courses for improving the level of German language knowledge (educational level “A 1”).

Social Activity

In 2003 was the founder of the Volunteer School and Volunteer Detachment based on the Center for Social Services for Family, Children and Youth and the Department of Social Pedagogy of the BSPU.

In 2004 – an initiator of the student social service creation based on the Department of Social Pedagogy.

From 2013 to 2016 – a member of the project team of the BSPU in the joint European educational project TEMPUS-IV “Training of Teachers and Educational Managers to Work with Heterogeneous Groups and Organizations”.

Teaching Disciplines

  • Actual Problems of Social Work and Social Pedagogy;
  • Inclusive Educational Environment.
  • Social Pedagogy;
  • Technology of Social Work According to Residence;
  • Technologies of Social and Pedagogical Work in Ukraine and Foreign Countries;
  • Basics of Inclusive Education;
  • Theory and History of Social Work;
  • Technologies of Social Work.