Release:2016, Vol. 2. №4
About the authors:Tatiana A. Yarkova, Doc. Sci. (Ped.), Professor, Department of Pedagogy, Psychology and Social Education, Tobolsk Pedagogical Institute named after D. I. Mendeleev (Tyumen State University Branch); firstname.lastname@example.org
Modern higher education policy identifies strategic value vectors of professional education, their orientation to social request and future employers in the aspect of high quality training of graduates in general and future teachers in particular.
The purpose of the article is reasoning of the soft skills formation necessity of future teachers according to the Professional Standard of a Teacher as one of the qualified professional training factors.
Due to the fact that contemporary community requires creative and broad-minded teachers prepared to be flexible, to react quickly to changing requirements, to make creative educational decisions, as the question of professional training of a future teacher is observed in the context of the correlation of purpose of teacher training with the types of professional activities and skills submitted in state regulatory documents (professional standard of a teacher, federal educational standard of higher education).
Global experience makes it clear that professional training is oriented at the unity of soft and hard skills formation. Considering that soft skill formation reflects the current condition of the foreign and Russian university, the authors of the article point out at students’ soft skill formation. Formation experience review and students and teachers’ survey show, on the one hand, high demand of such skills, on the other hand it reveals limited readiness to form the skills of most of teachers. The authors describe the options of activity arrangements to form soft skills: progress chart on the lessons of pedagogics, extra-curriculum activities and informal education; and give analyses of opportunity to use the model of “an overturned class” as the most progressive technology of educational process.
Characteristics of content, form, softskill development technology and experience in educational process organization in the modern university makes it possible to conclude about the necessity of such skills of future specialists which help to succeed in their professional life.