N. N. Surtaeva, J. B. Margolinа



The article is devoted to the problem of social well-being, which is topical for pedagogical education and pedagogical science. The appeal to the problem of social well-being as a marker for the satisfaction and success of the life of modern man is explained by the need to study the human adaptive mechanisms in the conditions of global systemic changes. The changes that occur in all spheres of the life activity of human society have a signifi-cant effect on changes in the person's ideas about the eternally existing categories-understanding the meaning of his life and the requirements for the quality of life. The urgency of the problem is also due to the attention of politics and the humanities to the development of human capital. It is within this trend that education is now seen as the leading factor in the development of the individual, providing a person with an opportunity to navigate in a changing social and economic situation, in the transformation of the world of professions, the transformation of professional education in a world of systemic changes that deforms the subjective notion of one's own social well-being. At the present stage, the stage of systemic changes in the world and in society, the problems of studying the phenomenon of social well-being become even more difficult for various reasons. The complex stage of the socio-economic development of society, the deformation of basic life values, deter-mined the need to include in the curricula of many higher educational institutions the course «Modern theories of social well-being», which marked a number of didactic problems. In the article attention is drawn to a number of these problems, and first of all, the absence in the humanities today of an unambiguous interpretation of the very term «well-being». The article considers various (domestic and foreign) points of view on the notion of «well-being», and generalizes the experience of teaching this course for six years (from 2010 to 2016) for students of Russian universities studying in the pedagogical direction.

About the autors:

Nadezhda Nikolayevna Surtaeva (1), Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Innovation in Teacher Education; Professor of the Department and socialization; Jeanne Borisovna Margolina (2), Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, intern

Place of employment:

Education Management Institute of the Russian Academy of education (1,2); Russian State Pedagogical University Herzen (1)


e-mail: nsurtaeva@yandex.ru (1); e-mail: krasney@mail.ru (2)

Key words:

well-being; social well-being; financial well-being; psychological well-being