Socio-Cultural Space of a Science City as the Orientational Field of Professional Self-Determination in a Pupil



The article emphasizes the importance of socio-cultural potential of the City of Science for students’ professional self-determination in the triunity of the most important aspects - socio-cultural environment, family and school. The features of Science City, which are essential for the formation of the socio-cultural environment as orientation field of development of the professional self-determination. The problems of the personnel buildup for the science-driven professions are described, the approaches to the essentiality of professional self-determination are summarized. The experience of the program for schoolchildren professional self-determination “The Roads We Choose” is described. The program is implemented through specific psychological and educational technologies that suggest a gradual solution of tasks depending on age of students and actual conditions. In particular, the following aspects are taken into account: the social and cultural space of a Science City, the specifics of career guidance issues of a Science City and the region, the qualification level of educators and psychologists who perform career guidance work, the complexity of career guidance tasks that are being solved with each individual student, as well as the integration of the individual into the social system.

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Keywords: Science City, socio-cultural space of a Science City, professional self-determination, orientation field of professional development, program for professional self-determination of schoolchildren.

Journal rubric: Studia

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Petelina V.N. Socio-Cultural Space of a Science City as the Orientational Field of Professional Self-Determination in a Pupil [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2010. Vol. 2, no. 4 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Victoria N. Petelina, Ph.D student of the Social psychology of development chair of the Social psychology faculty, lecturer at the Social work chair at the Russian State Social University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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