Introduction. Industry 4.0 means the integration of information technologies into different spheres of human life. SMART technologies require creative and prompt specialists in advancing new solutions with an original and flexible mindset. The purpose of the article is to create a model of the educational process at University aimed at training Industry 4.0 specialists.
Materials and Methods. The system-synergetic, humanistic and integrative approaches have been used in the research. Modelling has enabled the authors to describe the structure and functions of the educational process aimed at training specialists, required by Industry 4.0.
Results. The authors of the article represent the pedagogical model of the educational process specially designed to train a proper specialist for Industry 4.0 at SUSU experiment platform. The article is devoted to peculiar features of Education 4.0 as an optimal educational environment to train specialists for Industry 4.0. The paper also concentrates on personalization of learning as a cornerstone of Education 4.0. Education 4.0 is considered as a background for SMART education which is highly flexible, variable and adaptive to students’ individual educational needs.
Discussion and Conclusions. To train an Industry 4.0-ready specialist with problem-solving skills, creativity and analytical thinking abilities required by the modern high-tech “smart” world can only be possible due to personalization of learning. The new paradigm of Education 4.0 enables the learner to become an architect of his own education via dynamic technologies and experiential learning as its “smart” principles. The result can be used for implementation SMART education into the University educational environment along with industrial setting.
Key words: Education 4.0, SMART education, personalized education, higher education, SUSU, pedagogical model, a specialist for Industry 4.0
For Reference: Ovinova, L. N., & Shraiber, E. G. (2019). Pedagogical model to train specialists for Industry 4.0 at University. Perspektivy nauki i obrazovania – Perspectives of Science and Education, 40 (4), 448-461. doi: 10.32744/pse.2019.4.34
Information about the authors:
Lada N. Ovinova (Russia, Chelyabinsk) - Associate Professor, PhD in Pedagogy, Foreign Languages Department, Institute of Linguistics and International Communications. South Ural State University (national research university). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-9381-549X Elena G. Shraiber (Russia, Chelyabinsk) - Associate Professor, PhD in Pedagogy, Foreign Languages Department, Institute of Linguistics and International Communications. South Ural State University (national research university). E-mail: email@example.com. ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7030-4120