Case Method in Training Specialists of Guardianship and Guardianship Authorities and Specialists of the Office of the Ombudsman for Children

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Abstract

The article describes the experience of using the case method in training specialists from guardianship and guardianship authorities and specialists from the Office of the Commissioner for Children's Rights in the Russian Federation as part of the implementation of the supervision webinar cycle. Supervisory support of specialists in the field is organized in the format of online meetings, during which case studies from the practice of students were analyzed. The article offers an overview of the topics highlighted in the analysis of cases received from students, describes the key points in the discussion of the proposed cases from the standpoint of competence-based and practice-oriented approaches to adult learning. Supervision, built on the basis of real cases, contributed to the improvement and acquisition of new professional competencies within the framework of the qualifications of specialists in the field of child protection. The analysis of the received cases made it possible to identify the main deficits and educational needs of specialists, which can be used in further training of specialists.

General Information

Keywords: case method; supervision; child protection specialists; protection of the rights and interests of children; adult education; case analysis

Journal rubric: Pedagogy and Psychology of Education

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/ssc.2023040105

Funding. The reported study was carried out within the framework of the state task of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation dated 08.02.2023 No. 073-00038-23-01 "Scientific and methodological support for the development and testing of a unified professional development program for specialists in the field of protection of children's rights, guardianship and guardianship (including heads of guardianship and guardianship authorities, UPR offices in the subjects of the Russian Federation (with approbation for at least 700 people from all subjects of the Russian Federation)".

Received: 30.06.2023

Accepted:

For citation: Omelchenko A.S., Volchanskaya V.O., Kolesnikova U.V. Case Method in Training Specialists of Guardianship and Guardianship Authorities and Specialists of the Office of the Ombudsman for Children [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sotsial’nye nauki i detstvo = Social Sciences and Childhood, 2023. Vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 79–101. DOI: 10.17759/ssc.2023040105. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Alexandra S. Omelchenko, PhD in Psychology, head of programs, charitable foundation “Absolute-Help”, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0028-4440, e-mail: agerasimova22@yandex.ru

Victoria O. Volchanskaya, PhD in Psychology, Director, Two Wings Family and Children’s Assistance Centre, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1685-2713, e-mail: vmerkul@mail.ru

Ulyana V. Kolesnikova, Research Associate, Center of Applied Psychological and Pedagogical Studies, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5328-8621, e-mail: kolesnikovauv@mgppu.ru

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