Education for Jobless Society
This work will familiarize the teacher with contemporary Soviet psychology's progress to date in the study and shaping of the motivation to learn.
The article addresses the issue of using English songs to assist students of non-language departments master basic linguistic skills and communicative abilities. The authors offer a systematic and flexible approach to dealing with educational songs, demonstrate advantages of implementing numerous tasks to be varied and adapted to the needs of particular target audiences. The considered approach is intended to raise students’ motivation in learning foreign language.
The article describes ways of using formative assessment in competence-based education to increase students' motivation for learning.
The author’s views on the essence of educational objectives and outcomes, on their interrelation in the area of general education, on specifics of pedagogical goal-setting, on the structure of the hierarchical system of educational objectives have been forming throughout almost 60 years of professional educational work. He represents common objectives of school education as a three-level system: development of the ability to choose some lifestyle that is appropriate to the current society development trends; shaping the experience of solving cognitive, communicative and other problems relevant to students without assistance; learning of work methods that are applicable to school practice and beyond it.
The article considers a number of strategies that help students appeal to their personal potential and make the learning process more attractive by including the personal responsibility and visible (public) result in it. During the study of the subject and while doing tasks (in particular, mathematical disciplines studied in the first year) student "remains one on one" with a formal statement of the problem, the technical part of the problem. At that time, being the first-year students, the acute need to "animate" the studied subject, an attempt to apply this knowledge to life, to get an emotional support of the teacher and groupmates are observed. The technique is based on the independent choice by the student of additional tasks and additional subjects for studying, informal dialogue "the teacher - the student", public demonstration of research results. Application of this method to involve students into the educational process demonstrated positive results. The main stages of the arrangement of the procedure as well as statistical data to support its efficiency are provided.
Smoking is a problem, bringing signifi cant social and economic costs to Russiansociety. However, ratifi cation of the World health organization Framework conventionon tobacco control makes it possible to improve Russian legislation accordingto the international standards. So, I describe some measures that should be taken bythe Russian authorities in the nearest future, and I examine their effi ciency. By studyingthe international evidence I analyze the impact of the smoke-free areas, advertisementand sponsorship bans, tax increases, etc. on the prevalence of smoking, cigaretteconsumption and some other indicators. I also investigate the obstacles confrontingthe Russian authorities when they introduce new policy measures and the public attitudetowards these measures. I conclude that there is a number of easy-to-implementanti-smoking activities that need no fi nancial resources but only a political will.
One of the most important indicators of company's success is the increase of its value. The article investigates traditional methods of company's value assessment and the evidence that the application of these methods is incorrect in the new stage of economy. So it is necessary to create a new method of valuation based on the new main sources of company's success that is its intellectual capital.