Project Activity as a Means of Organizing Adolescents’ Learning Process (on the Example of Technical Modelling)

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Abstract

The article presents the results of an empirical study of project activity as a means of organizing adolescents’ learning process. The study is particularly relevant due to the acute need in the forms of learning activity aimed at adolescents’ development and socialization, as well as in efficient practices of training teachers, who will be involved in organizing project activity in the classroom. The research was conducted on the example of technical modelling, which is regarded as a particular type of project activity, aimed at creating technical objects with given characteristics and properties. The collected data testifies that technical modelling could become an efficient means of teaching and developing adolescents and could contribute to motivating adolescents to choose technical jobs and professions in the future. The results of the study are incorporated in a series of lectures on adolescence in the framework of the Master’s program “Cultural-historical psychology and activity approach in education” run in Moscow State University of Psychology & Education.

General Information

Keywords: project activity, technical modelling, personally meaningful learning task, role experimenting, reflective communication

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/pse.2015200314

For citation: Rubtsova O.V., Krivosheeva L.B. Project Activity as a Means of Organizing Adolescents’ Learning Process (on the Example of Technical Modelling) . Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2015. Vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 133–146. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2015200314. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Olga V. Rubtsova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of the Department of "Age Psychology named after prof .L.F. Obukhova" of the Faculty of "Psychology of Education", Head of the "Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Modern Childhood", Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3902-1234, e-mail: ovrubsova@mail.ru

Lyudmila B. Krivosheeva, Senior teaching methodology expert, Municipal Methodological Center, Moscow Department of Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: milakri@mail.ru

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