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Methodological features of life-long professional development of scientific and pedagogical personnel

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Author(s): Zinaida Vozgova

Journal: Social and Natural Sciences Journal
ISSN 1804-4158

Volume: 5;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Lifelong learning | Andragogy | Professional development | Educational practices

ABSTRACT
The lifelong learning theory examines professionaldevelopment of all those working in community learning anddevelopment, further education, higher education, and workbased learning. The lifelong professional development canbe understood as a an organized purposeful process aimedat the raising the level of professional skills by improvingprofessional competences in compliance with the newsocialandeconomical, technological and/ or internationalrequirements and standards. However, not much researchcurrently exists on the process of lifelong professionaldevelopment of scientificandpedagogical personnel. The goal of this study was to examine methodological bases of lifelong professional development model of scientificandpedagogicalpersonnel on the general scientific, specificscientific and methodologicalandtechnological levels.Research indicates that integration of the andragogicalapproach, the competencebased approach and the modular approach into pedagogical conceptual model in educational practice of Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University provided a significantly positive development of lifelong advanced training. These results provide general support for lifelong professional development hypothesis.
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