Socio-pedagogical Features of the Formation of Soft Skills in the Republic of Kazakhstan
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- Soft skills, Student, Teacher, Questionnaire, Republic of Kazakhstan
Currently, special attention is paid to the formation of future graduates, along with subject (hard skills), also meta-subject competencies (soft skills). As the experience of a number of countries (in particular, developing ones) shows, the large-scale introduction of the components necessary for the development of soft skills into curricula and programs is largely associated with state policy in the field of higher education. This problem is of great importance for the Republic of Kazakhstan. The article presents the results of a survey of 562 students and 59 teachers of Kazakhstan universities about their awareness of soft skills, assessing the level of formation of certain specific skills, the importance of different levels of education for their development, and the effectiveness of relevant pedagogical technologies. It is shown that about half of teachers and students have no idea about soft skills. As the most significant for the formation of soft skills, the senior level of school, secondary vocational and higher education are considered. A deeper development of soft skills is expected than is currently taking place. The most in demand are the formation of their own opinion, judgment and decision-making, communicating, collaborating, coordinating with others, as well as critical thinking, the least - retraining, people management, working under conditions of uncertainty. Among the most effective ways of learning – practices, internships; trainings, games and cases; learning projects. In general, soft skills should be considered as an innovative component of educational content in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
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TY - CONF AU - Zhuldyz Abaikyzy Amantay AU - Dmitry Sergeevich Ermakov PY - 2021 DA - 2021/06/01 TI - Socio-pedagogical Features of the Formation of Soft Skills in the Republic of Kazakhstan BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education: Current Issues and Digital Technologies (ICECIDT 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 17 EP - 22 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210527.006 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210527.006 ID - Amantay2021 ER -