Main Article Content
To teach biological sciences is accompanied by the use of different technologies and teaching aids, since we know that for students the material to study by them is well remembered and mastered visually. The creative - existential method of teaching is a new direction in teaching biology, which requires a teacher of great skill and developed professional and special competencies. The creative - existential teaching method is based on the individualization of the educational process, which is characteristic of the multimedia competence of teachers. We know that individualization of the educational process contributes to the development of such qualities in students as independence and freedom of choice. Under individualizing the educational process, a student can choose an interactive multimedia program, to work independently with educational material, and to decide independently in what sequence to teach the topic that he is studying. The method of using multimedia means to develop the multimedia competence of teachers of biologists, firstly, it should be aimed at the best assimilation of the educational material. It is the creative - existential teaching method, which it focuses to achieve these goals. In our article, we consider one of the topical issues of our time, the development of competence in the field of multimedia and the application of a new teaching method in the educational process. Using the method of questioning teachers of biologists, we decided to identify the level of multimedia competence of teachers and the role of the creative - existential teaching method in the development of the competence of teachers in the field of multimedia. The questionnaire contains 25 questions. Using the method of mathematical statistics, we calculated the arithmetic mean and the percentage of positive answers using mathematical formulas.