Academic journal article Review of European Studies

Qualimetric Methods in the Evaluation of the Quality of Professional Training of Specialists in Social Work

Academic journal article Review of European Studies

Qualimetric Methods in the Evaluation of the Quality of Professional Training of Specialists in Social Work

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Abstract

Currently systematic passage social workers training courses and professional training is regarded as one of the necessary conditions for improving their professional competence, professional culture and personal development, as well as enhance their competitiveness in today's job market. In modern Russia the question about the quality of the implementation of training courses and professional training of these specialists had never been more relevant. The article states that the current approaches to the problem provide an objective assessment of the quality of postgraduate professional education professionals social profile is largely based: a) on the basic provisions of the theory of educational measurement, b) on the basic provisions of the didactic and didactic testology taxonomy, c) to theory of independence procedures of expert assessments; d) on the methods of mathematical statistics; e) The pedagogical paradigm of quality management functioning educational systems, f) on the ideas of standardization of educational processes. The article reveals the essence of qualimetric techniques that the authors for eight years (2006-2014 years) has been successfully used for the objective evaluation of the quality of professional training courses of social work professionals. Particular attention is paid to the application qualimetric methods in the evaluation of the test results of student course preparation. The authors argue that the application of mathematical methods in the system of postgraduate education to assess the level of professional training of trainees help improve the quality of adult learning.

Keywords: qualimetry education, professional training, quality management of postgraduate education, professionals in social work

1. Introduction

At the present stage of development of postgraduate education social workers, psychologists, social pedagogue question of methods and technologies of assessing the quality of this type of education is one of the most pressing in the scientific and educational research. In connection with this urgent search for new ways to improve the quality of the activities of institutions engaged in training and retraining of specialist social profile. One of these ways is to develop a scientific basis and content-technological basis of the implementation of the system of postgraduate education qualimetric approach.

Since the mid-twentieth century in many countries actively developing qualimetry education (from lat. qualitus-quality, property, dignity, or lat. quolis-"what the quality" and gr. metron-measure or gr. Metreo-measure) as a scientific and applied field implementation of a multi-dimensional assessment of the quality of educational systems at various levels, as well as assessing the quality of personal and professional development of students (Abdullah, 2006; Dimas, Goula, & Pierrakos, 2011; Richardson, 1998; Subetto, 1993).

Qualimetric approach is an integral component of the theoretical and methodological and scientific and technological support the holistic educational process in the system of postgraduate education social workers. This approach focuses on the formation of adult learners (student course preparation, practitioners) required qualification and the required level, taking into account the specifics of the operation of various types of institutions of social infrastructure of modern society. In general, the implementation qualimetric approach in the postgraduate education is designed to standardize levels of attainment of adult learners at the end of a certain stage of learning, i.e., involves comparing the learning outcomes of a particular course participants with a fixed mandatory minimum of assimilation of content postgraduate education with requirements of formation of competence, professionally important qualities of students.

Modern qualimetry of professional education is largely based on: 1) the theory of pedagogical (educational) measurements (e. …

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