New Approaches to the Design and Implementation of Basic Master’s Programme in Educational Psychology (Kindergarten Teacher)



The paper reviews main approaches to the design of practice-oriented basic professional educational programme (master’s degree).It describes a new approach to graduate training through the acquisition of professional actions in quasi-professional activity.This training is constructed around the professional actions of kindergarten teacher necessary for supporting the educational process in kindergarten.The content of professional training in compliance with the new programme involves mastering specific activities, such as carrying out educational monitoring, analyzing its outcomes and designing the educational process in accordance with features and needs of children of a particular educational institution.Finally, the paper outlines the factors which promote better practice-oriented graduate training in modern conditions (network interactions with kindergartens, availability of supervising educators).

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Keywords: professional educational programme, quasi-professional activity, work actions, module, network interaction

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology


Funding. Supported by Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.Government contract # d.d.16.05.2014 “The development and the testing of new modules of the basic professional educational program of professional (teaching) of Magistrates within the enlarged group of specialties “Education and Pedagogy” by direction “Psycho-pedagogical education (kindergarten teacher) through the organization of network interaction of educational institutions implementing programs of higher education and preschool general education, and involving in-depth professional-oriented students practice.”

For citation: Devyatkina T.V., Ilyina N.A., Zakharova L.M., Silakova M.M. New Approaches to the Design and Implementation of Basic Master’s Programme in Educational Psychology (Kindergarten Teacher). Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2017. Vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 17–26. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2017220202. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Tamara V. Devyatkina, PhD in Economics, Associate Professor, Rector, Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University, Ulyanovsk, Russia, e-mail:

Natalia A. Ilyina, Doctor of Biology, Professor, Vice-rector for Research, Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University, Ulyanovsk, Russia, e-mail:

Larisa M. Zakharova, Doctor of Education, Associate Professor, Professor, Head of the Department of Preschool and Primary Education, Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University named after I.N. Ulyanov, Ulyanovsk, Russia, e-mail:

Marina M. Silakova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Research Associate, Head of the Department of Psychology, Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University named after I.N. Ulyanov, Ulyanovsk, Russia, e-mail:



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