Academic journal article Journal of Sustainable Development

The Competent and Inter-Disciplinary Approach in Setting Up Students' Independent and Science-Oriented Research Work (on the Example of Teaching "The History of the Ancient World")

Academic journal article Journal of Sustainable Development

The Competent and Inter-Disciplinary Approach in Setting Up Students' Independent and Science-Oriented Research Work (on the Example of Teaching "The History of the Ancient World")

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Abstract

The following problem is acute owing to Russia's high school transition onto new federal state educational standards of high professional education and an increase of participation of students in independent and science-oriented research work within studying process. The article is aimed at generalization of application experience of the competent and inter-disciplinary approach in organizing independent and scientific research work within mastering the discipline "The History of the Ancient world". The chief approach towards investigating the following problem lies in a complex of historical and pedagogical investigation methods. The article shows the organization of students' independent and science-oriented research work within mastering the History of the Ancient world, a connection of kinds and forms of independent and science-oriented research work with a competent and inter-disciplinary approach to teaching and setting up students' independent and science-oriented research work. It has been discovered that combining the above mentioned approaches to setting up the work with students while mastering the discipline can improve the progress in studies, shape professional skills and the whole picture of a subject studied. The article material may be of high value for organizing independent and science-oriented work with students at historical disciplines.

Keywords: The History of the Ancient world, students' independent work, the student's science-oriented work, high school tutoring, the Federal state educational standards

1. Introduction

1.1 Acuteness

In connection with the Federal state educational standard being implemented in all the cycles of education: from pre-school up to high school, priorities in teaching alter into direction of an independent personality shaping, - the personality with developed abilities of decision-taking, decision-consequence estimating, the one with a good level of competence. In these conditions a modern History teacher's activity envisages a constantly growing number of possibilities of applying inter-disciplinary and competent approaches.

Therefore, would-be teachers should act not only within a historical field, but attract methods and data of other sciences to independent and science-oriented research work, acquire common cultural and professional competence - all this could enable them to become competitive specialists (Gromova, 2005).

Nowadays the science of History is an inter-disciplinary science which uses methodology and data of other sciences working at the junction of both humanities and natural sciences. It is particularly true about Ancient History teaching disciplines which involve methods and data of other sciences.

1.2 The Federal State Educational Standard and the Competent Teaching Approach

The Federal state educational standard for general secondary and full education is focused on students' getting personal results aimed at communication and self-monitoring skills mastering, meta-subject results which head for the whole-picture world perception and school programme subjects final mastering results (the Federal state educational standard of secondary education. The secondary (full) education, 2011).

The Federal state educational standard of secondary education ("Pedagogical education" direction) covers the bachelors' training in pedagogical, cultural and science-oriented research activity. Competent challenges any graduate student should be able to meet are vividly depicted in the Federal state educational standard of high professional education, respectively. As well as the skills of the competence sufficient for solving professional problems in future. (the Federal state educational standard of high professional education with direction of training 050100 Pedagogical education, Bachelor's degree, 2011).

Every discipline of the secondary education any student is to master has a range of competences. …

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