Last changes in the education system impose certain requirements for the training of technical specialties students, taking into account individual – personal characteristics, social orders of regions, countries, as well as international integration processes. Due to such trends, the humanitarization of technical education can become multidimensional and predictive. The article is aimed at identifying and analyzing the dominant strategies for the humanitarization of higher education of technical students through the prism of universal competencies.
The set of methods was used to the analysis of the humanitarization’s strategies of higher education of technical students: the case-study method, the object – Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg, Russia); method for obtaining and analyzing primary and secondary data. Based on the system and structural-functional approaches, not only strategies are considered, but also such forms of their implementation as purposeful efforts (in educational activities) and spontaneous practices (in extracurricular activities).
Research results: the ratio of «4 C’s» competencies, the group of universal competencies and universal competencies in accordance with the Federal State Educational Standard for Higher Education (version 3++) is found; taking into account the data from the Atlas of new professions, the connection of the competence group «4 C’s» with soft skills required in the professions of technical industries is revealed; effective strategies and practices are identified, including the mandatory bachelor’s degree «core» of humanities studies for technical specialties; the role of the center for the universal competencies development as a university structural unit for the promotion of humanitarian minors is justified; the resource of the institute of mentoring and supervision, student scientific, social, and creative associations in the formation of the humanitarian environment of the university is revealed.
Keywords: strategies for the humanitarization of education, the humanitarian environment, «4C’s» formula, universal competencies, minors, bachelor’s degree humanitarian «core», purposeful efforts, spontaneous practice
For Reference: Dyachkova, M. A., Novgorodtseva, A. N., & Tomyuk, O. N. (2020). Humanitarization of technical university education: effective strategies and practices. Perspektivy nauki i obrazovania – Perspectives of Science and Education, 47 (5), 75–87. doi: 10.32744/pse.2020.5.5
Information about the authors:
Margarita A. Dyachkova (Russia, Ekaterinburg) - Associate Professor, PhD in Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Art Education. Ural State Pedagogical University. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7853-2475. Scopus ID: 57211982998 Anastasia N. Novgorodtseva (Russia, Ekaterinburg) - Associate Professor, PhD in Sociological Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Applied Sociology; Department of Political Science and Sociology. Ural Humanitarian Institute. Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin. E-mail: email@example.com. ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7042-3867. Scopus ID: 57215904946 Olga N. Tomyuk (Russia, Ekaterinburg) - Senior Researcher at the Research Laboratory for University Development. Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin, Senior Lecturer, Department of Theory of State and Law. Ural State Law University. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9524-8364. Scopus ID: 57211983935