ISSN 2409-7616

Starovojtova L.I.



UDC 371

Starovojtova L.I.1 (Moscow, Russian Federation) – E-mail:

1Russian State Social University

Abstract. The article analyzes the features of the formation of entry into the profession of students studying in the direction of training “Social Work”. Professional formation of a specialist is a long, dynamically developing step-by-step process that takes place throughout the entire period of professional formation and personal development, but this process is especially intense during the years of study at the university. Professional and social activity of future specialists in the social sphere in accordance with the requirements imposed by modern society, involves the formation of their value attitude to this type of activity, which is an integral quality of the student’s personality, a future professional in the social sphere and ensures the effectiveness of the process of professional and social training, which has a significant impact on the formation of the professional development of the future specialist in the system of continuous social education. The peculiarities of the process of vocational training in a modern social university are noted, which are understood as disclosing to students the originality of work in the social sphere both in the educational, research, and socio-educational, conscious attitude to oneself, activity, profession, instilling a psychological culture of pro-social behavior, readiness for work in the social sphere, a creative approach to professional development. The author believes that one of the most important tasks of higher education should be not only the possibility of obtaining new high-quality knowledge, but also the task of educating a person ready for independent decisions and capable of self-determination in a professional environment. Higher education should act as a “guide” between the student and the professional field of activity, that is, prepare him for the role of a specialist, as well as create the necessary conditions under which the professional development of students will be most favorable and effective.

Keywords: professional development, education, upbringing, value orientations, competence approach.


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For citation:

Starovojtova L.I. Professional formation of students in the system of continuing social education: formation factors. CITISE, 2021, no. 2, pp.92-101. DOI: