Ural Federal University (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN21 Proceedings
Publication year: 2021
Pages: 8038-8043
ISBN: 978-84-09-31267-2
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2021.1632
Conference name: 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-6 July, 2021
Location: Online Conference
In today's environment of rapid knowledge obsolescence and the constant modernisation of technology, organisations are constantly changing the requirements for the professional knowledge and skills of young professionals. Whereas 100 years ago, knowledge became obsolete in about 20-30 years, nowadays the knowledge acquired by students at university often becomes irrelevant for application in practice by the time they graduate. Universities therefore have to constantly reduce the competence gaps of their graduates. In order to improve the professional competences of their graduates, universities engage partner employers who are interested in high-level specialists. Close interaction between employers and the university, including the possibility for employers to participate in training future employees for their company, integrating company practices into the educational process, conducting joint research and development, promoting the company brand among young people, participating in iconic university events and much more, allows for maximum mutually beneficial results.

Project-based learning allows the university to increase the demand for graduates in the labour market, and partners to solve production problems and obtain talented young specialists.

The aim of the article is to evaluate the experience of Ural Federal University in disseminating the principles and approaches to project-based learning organization and implementation.

The paper considers the experience of implementing project-based learning in the educational process, which allows partners to find project teams to solve real-world problems, and students to gain experience in solving practical problems.

The authors conclude that Ural Federal University's experience in implementing project-based learning in the educational process is successful.
Project-based learning, competence gap, university graduates, higher education, Ural Federal University.