Plotnikova Yu.S., Molchanova A.V.

POTENTIAL OF ELECTIVES IN BUILDING GENERAL PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE (GPC-5) WHEN TEACHING BACHELORS OF SOCIAL WORK

Abstract:

Today’s system of higher education is focused on implementing the competency-based approach to train professionals who are able to solve urgent occupational tasks and ready for life-long learning. The article demonstrates the importance of consistency in teaching-learning bachelors of Social Work and the relation of the competency-based training to further professional activities. Training students of Social and Welfare Work programmes remains urgent in contemporary Russia. The bachelor’s programme is based on a number of competencies that nurture the skills necessary for future profession and help to resolve of occupational tasks. The authors justify the relevance of teaching-learning such courses as "Fundamentals of a social state and civil society" and "Social Risk Management", which are included in the optional part of the curriculum for bachelors of Social and Welfare Work and are aimed at building competencies and skills that are fundamental for successful specialized training. The potential of competency-based training is revealed through procedures of description, comparison, observation, and some examples of active and interactive educational technologies

About the autors:

Yuliya Sergeevna Plotnikova (1), Candidate of Sociological Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of History, Philosophy and Social Communications; Anna Vadimovna Molchanova (2), Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of History, Philosophy and Social Communications

Place of employment:

Omsk State Technical University (1,2)

Contacts:

e-mail: annmolchanova@ya.ru (1, 2)

Key words:

competence; State Educational Standards; social work; welfare state; civil society; social risks