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Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1814-2052

ISSN (online): 2311-7273


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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“Cultural-Historical Psychology and Activity Approach in Education” Research Master’s Program: Testing the New Modules at the Volgograd State Socio-Pedagogical University 1358

Andrushchenko T.Y.
PhD in Psychology, Dean of Psychology and Social Work Faculty, Professor of Department of Educational Psychology and Development , Volgograd State Social-pedagogical University, Volgograd, Russia

Krickij A.G.
PhD in Psychology, Professor, Head of the Chair of Education and Development Psychology, Volgograd State Socio-Pedagogical University, Volgograd, Russia
e-mail: Kritsky.

Merkulova O.P.
Associate professor, chair of educational and developmental psychology, department of psychology and social work, Volgograd State Social-Pedagogical University, Volgograd, Russia

We analyzed experience in testing new modules of basic professional educational program for “Cultural-historical psychology and activity approach in education” research master’s course at the Volgograd State Socio-Pedagogical University. We reviewed the features of the educational environment of the Faculty of Psychology and Social Work that define the initial conditions of the project and the experience of competency and activity approaches. Organizational features of educational process in the testing modules, the specific use of educational technology and assessment tools are described. Using the subject of "Methodological bases of cultural-historical psychology and activity approach to the study of problems of education and contemporary childhood" as an example we have shown the peculiarities of the educational process and its results. Some of the possible directions of further improvement of the educational program are presented.

Keywords: Cultural-historical psychology, activity approach, competency approach, educational environment, module of basic professional educational program, educational results

Column: Analysis of development and testing results of new modules of “cultural-historical psychology and activity approach in education” basic professional educational research master program and recommendations on the program implementation


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