A Lecturer and New Quality of Russian Professional Education

Svetlana Urievna Zalutskaya, Svetlana Viktorovna Panina, Galina Egorovna Zhondorova, Varvara Vasilievna Yakovleva


This article discusses the quality of teaching in higher education in the contemporary socio-economic conditions, analyzes the concept of "quality education" customary in the European educational space. A comparison of certain aspects of the European and Russian education suggests similarity of the major challenges in the modern world in training qualified personnel. Future professionals should be prepared for the creative approach to dealing with professional and personal issues, be ready for unassisted learning and development, productive communication, and for a dialog with other people. The quality of training and the level of competence of specialists in many ways depends on the abilities and competence of teachers. Therefore, the education community in Europe and Russia sets high requirements for the quality of teaching in higher education institutions. The quality of teaching at a higher educational institution is influenced by many factors. The article highlights factors such as availability of effective methods of teaching, atmosphere of cooperation, a system of leadership in scientific and practical activities of the student community. The authors describe the requirements and criteria for assessing the quality of a lecturer, which were developed in the North-Eastern Federal University (Russia). One of the tools for monitoring the quality of teaching in a discipline used in order to obtain feedback from students is given as an example. The authors describe the form of interaction between the university and the employers who are involved in the development of curricula and provide management practice for students in the form of mentorship. The conclusion is that there is a demand for sharing the experience between the counterparts at Russian and European universities regarding improving the quality of teaching and maintaining the best pedagogical traditions in terms of innovation processes in the global education system.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3s3p409

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