Psychological and Educational Support in Professional Self-Determination in Students: Through the Lens of Professional Standard for Teachers



The paper focuses on the importance of organized educational support for students in their professional self-determination. It reviews the list of professional competencies defined in the professional standard for teachers dealing with self-determination in students and analyses the basic requirements set for teacher education programmes. The system of professional self-determination for young people is described basing on the experience of the Republic of Mordovia, where career guidance in schools is regulated by the Regional Educational Module “Start into the Profession”. This module was developed according to the specifics of the given region and represents an integrated system of activities aimed at efficient career guidance for students living in rural and urban areas of the Republic of Mordovia.

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Keywords: professional self-determination, professional standard for teachers, regional experience

Journal rubric: Methodology and Technology of Education

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Antonova M.V. Psychological and Educational Support in Professional Self-Determination in Students: Through the Lens of Professional Standard for Teachers [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2016. Vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 29–39. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2016080204. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Marina V. Antonova, PhD in Economics, assistant professor, rector chairman of the academic council professor, Mordovian Republican Institute of Education, Saransk, Russia, e-mail:



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