the article deals with the problem of sociocultural competence formation among the students of non-philological faculties outside the classroom, drawing on the example of German Club «gut geD-A-CHt». The key goal of the Club is sociocultural competence development in its linguocultural and intercultural components. The article describes the subjects of Club activities and their implementation, fields of students’ project activities, competences improvement and importance of the Club for the educational process in the National Research University-Higher School of Economics.
Based on the experience of project activities implemented in the framework of the educational process in the Nizhny Novgorod campus NRU "Higher School of Economics", the article examines the contribution of the project approach to the development of professional and key competences that are in demand of the labor market.
Relevance of using project-based learning in professional education is largely related to the main activity of an engineer (design) and pedagogical features of the teaching method to develop the ability to self-learning, self-development and self-improvement. Real and group projects take great importance in the learning process. The article discusses the features of the students project activities organization in the technological university to the position of design objects.
Mentoring is a social practice that has powerful cultural and historical roots and traditions that have changed across different areas of implementation over several centuries. Currently, we can see a surge of interest in mentoring, especially in the practice of research and project training. We present the first part of the materials of the Researcher journal in the context of the central question of the issue — mentoring, as well as other subjects associated with it.