Социологические интерпретации концепции "непрерывного профессионального образования взрослых"
Development of the economy through using the introduction of new technologies stimulates the transfer of competencies through the expansion of exports of educational services in various professional sectors. The study of current skills and competences in the agrocomplex was carried out how to identify the most competitive educational programs for vocational education and training of adults on regional labor markets, which can be successfully exported by Russia to other countries. We also identified innovative educational products required by the agricultural sector in Russia. The purpose of this article is to study the process of implementation vocational education and training for adults at russian agricultural universities to international educational markets.
The presented paper brings up an issue on metacognitive regulation of learning processes and possibilities to develop learners’ metacognitive skills. Metacognition as the knowledge on qualities of cognitive process and ability to manage intellectual activities is a burning issue in the context of the lifelong learning concept. Stakeholders of educational process and their current interests, approaches to learners’ metacognitive competencies development are characterized in the paper. The discussion ends with the implication that metacognitive skills are based on the mind’s natural abilities, which reveal themselves over a lifetime. That means metacognitive abilities develop in accordance with learners’ age, background and goals to be accomplished. Thus, in order to be successful in teaching and learning we need updated methodological approach to education, based on modern theories on psychology, pedagogy, and neuroscience. The educational model proposed in the paper is syncretically based on the Galperin’s theory of systematic gradual development of intellectual activity of a person (“cognitive activity” stage), Vygotsky’s culturalhistorical theory (“systems thinking” stage), Shchedrovitsky’s system-based methodological approach (“methodological thinking” stage), Tokuhama-Espinosa’s contemporary learning and teaching concept found upon the results of interdisciplinary research in thу area of Mind, Brain and Education.
The article reveals the theoretical model of information as an economic resource. The emphasis is put on the role of information in social and economic evolution, development of information society in Russia in the context of global trends. Further, the author proceeds to the concept of 'information literacy' and a new educational role of university libraries. The service model itself is changing: from satisfying information needs to an advanced model of want formation. Besides, in the 21st century, research libraries find new users: in addition to students and faculty, their services increasingly attract the attention of business. The article is encouraged by the experience of the introduction of new library services in the Research Library of Ural Federal University, as well as the promotion of a university library in the business environment.
This book gathers the Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL2017), held in Budapest, Hungary on 27–29 September 2017. The authors are currently witnessing a significant transformation in the development of education. The impact of globalisation on all areas of human life, the exponential acceleration of technological developments and global markets, and the need for flexibility and agility are essential and challenging elements of this process that have to be tackled in general, but especially in engineering education.
To face these current real-world challenges, higher education has to find innovative ways to quickly respond to them. Since its inception in 1998, this conference has been devoted to new approaches in learning with a focus on collaborative learning. Today the ICL conferences offer a forum for exchange concerning relevant trends and research results, and for sharing practical experience gained while developing and testing elements of new technologies and pedagogies in the learning context.
Taking into account money and other resources invested into massive open online courses (MOOCs) production universities face a challenge of MOOCs integration into higher and further professional education. Is university able to warrant its investments into MOOCs? What decisions should a university consider: selling certificates to MOOC completers, launching chargeable MOOC specializations or online degree programs? How to adapt MOOCs to the needs of a broad audience so that both on-campus students and international learners could benefit from it including these courses into their individual curricula? Tomsk State University (TSU) works in an effort to solve this problem. This paper is devoted to the model of organizing e-learning in a classical university basing on MOOCs and its integration into the system of lifelong education, as well as to the steps of maintaining this complex process in the framework of current trends in e-learning.
Several approaches to the concept of fatherhood present in Western sociological tradition are analyzed and compared: biological determinism, social constructivism and biosocial theory. The problematics of fatherhood and men’s parental practices is marginalized in modern Russian social research devoted to family and this fact makes the traditional inequality in family relations, when the father’s role is considered secondary compared to that of mother, even stronger. However, in Western critical men’s studies several stages can be outlined: the development of “sex roles” paradigm (biological determinism), the emergence of the hegemonic masculinity concept, inter-disciplinary stage (biosocial theory). According to the approach of biological determinism, the role of a father is that of the patriarch, he continues the family line and serves as a model for his ascendants. Social constructivism looks into man’s functions in the family from the point of view of masculine pressure and establishing hegemony over a woman and children. Biosocial theory aims to unite the biological determinacy of fatherhood with social, cultural and personal context. It is shown that these approaches are directly connected with the level of the society development, marriage and family perceptions, the level of egality of gender order.
This article is talking about state management and cultural policy, their nature and content in term of the new tendency - development of postindustrial society. It mentioned here, that at the moment cultural policy is the base of regional political activity and that regions can get strong competitive advantage if they are able to implement cultural policy successfully. All these trends can produce elements of new economic development.