Research Potential of Students and Special Features of its Realization in the Learning Process

By Nina Bordovskaia.

Published by The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum

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The core of higher professional education is integration of learning and research activities, which influences the development of the professional skills and personality of a future specialist. Therefore, it is important not only to know psychological foundation and to study students’ research potential but also to consider pedagogical factors, which influence its realization in the process of learning. In this paper, the phenomenological description of the research potential is given, and an approach to its investigation as a specific characteristic of a researcher is proposed. It also shows the special features and differences of its realization among master students studying on different programs and in different academic environments.

Keywords: Student Learning, Research Potential, Higher Professional Education, Pedagogical Factors

International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp.165-176. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 695.769KB).

Prof. Nina Bordovskaia

Head of the Department of Psychology and Pedagogics, Faculty of Psychology, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

The main research interests of Professor Nina Bordovskaia are: development of self-motivation of students in schools and higher education, development of research methodology in education, and psychology of professional development. She is the author of about 200 publications, 3 books and is a coauthor of 5 popular textbooks on education and psychology for undergraduate and postgraduate students. In 2004 she was elected a full member of Russian Academy of Education.