Educational Psychologist Training for Special and Developmental Teaching as Professional Activity



The article presents the experience of designing the educational module "Special and Developmental Teaching" of School Psychology Master’s program. The modular-sized program includes practical training and research activity in each module in a networking, it complies with Federal State Educational Standard and professional teaching and educational psychology standarts. Practice-oriented education Master’s training model based on the activity and competence approaches is productive. We have shown the advantages of networking and the need to divert more resources towards practical training and to include research activity in particular module. It is necessary to teach educational psychologists not only to "know", but also to "knows how", to have professional thinking and metasubject competencies, to have the capacity for reflection, i. e. to operate in an uncertain environment for new schemes on the basis of the scientific method. It is important that the modular principle design allows adding training subjects from one of educational program to other and so developing new programs.

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Keywords: educational modernization, modular basic educational program, master course, Special and De-velopmental Teaching Module, school psychology, networking

Journal rubric: Methodology and Technology of Education

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Gavrilushkina O.P., Egorova M.A., Zakharova A.V., Kostenkova Y.A. Educational Psychologist Training for Special and Developmental Teaching as Professional Activity [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2015. Vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 12–21. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2015070402. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Olga P. Gavrilushkina, PhD in Education, Senior Researcher, Head of the Psychology of Abnormal Development Laboratory, Professor of the Preschool Psychology and Pedagogics department, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (MSUPE), Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Marina A. Egorova, PhD in Education, Professor, Department of Pedagogical Psychology n.a. Professor V.A. Guruzhapov, Faculty of Psychology of Education, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Anastasia V. Zakharova, PhD in Psychology, Methodist, City Center of Psychology and Education, Moscow Department of Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Y. A. Kostenkova, PhD in Education, PhD (Pedagogy), Head of the Chair of Special (defectological) Education,, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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