ʺA reflective approach in vocational training of future officers of the National Guard of Ukraineʺ
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Keywords

competency
educational and vocational program
social institution
graduate student
competency model
management

Abstract

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The paper presents a competency model as a tool to improve the quality of vocational training of
graduates in the educational and vocational Master’s program "Social Institution Management” (specialty
"Management"). Emphasis is placed on the fact that the development of the social sphere is an important
component of the development of society as a whole. The analysis of the current state of vocational training of
specialists for the social sphere in Master's degree programs at higher education institutions of Ukraine was
carried out, which found that training is conducted in the following specialties: 231 "Social Work", 232 "Social
Security", 028 "Management of Socio-Cultural Activities", 073 "Management". It was also determined that
vocational training is carried out mainly under the educational program "Social Work" in fifteen institutions of
higher education in Ukraine. Analysis of the content of education in specialty 231 "Social Work" and specialty
232 "Social Security" showed that they have similar content, but the emphasis is on the essence of social work.
At the same time, the issues of social sphere management are ignored, as a result of which the quality of social
services is reduced. Therefore, a competency model of the graduate in the specialty 073 "Management" in
accordance with the educational program "Social Institution Management" was developed with regard to the
established competency structure (knowledge, skills, and professionally important qualities). The list and
names of competencies were taken from the approved standard of higher education in the relevant specialty. An
example of a schematic consideration of the competency "Ability to implement scientific management methods
in institutions and organizations of the social sphere" is given. The logical correspondence "competence –
learning outcomes – discipline" in the specialty 073 "Management" in accordance with the educational program "Social Institution Management" is also substantiated. The presented learning outcomes also meet the approved
standard of higher education in the relevant specialty. Based on the provisions of the theory of pedagogical
assessment, it is proposed to use standard assessment methods to measure the individual components of each
competency and integral competency as a whole. Approximate diagnostic methods are given. Vocational
training under the educational vocational program "Social Institution Management" of the specialty 073
"Management" on the basis of the developed model will significantly improve the quality of educational
services in the Master's program in this area.

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