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Pages: 8940-8948
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.2092

Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain


I. Schegoleva, S. Butova, L. Ivanova, N. Korbukova

Moscow State University of Food Production (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
The technology of the educational process is formed on the basis of international and state educational standards, as well as the internal rules of the educational institution. Teaching of the academic discipline is carried out, usually, in strict accordance with the curriculum, which includes thematic content, the regulation of time periods for classroom and extracurricular work, a list of approaches to provide educational material, etc. The role of the student in such an educational process is reduced to the consumption of the knowledge provided, which implies some passivity of the position. It is clear that the career plans, the ability to learn, the general cultural level, the material possibilities of students vary significantly, so a high learning result can be obtained if the educational process is adjusted, according to the interests and individual characteristics of the student. With the purpose of revealing the students' vision of the content component of the educational process, we conducted a study at Moscow State University of Food Production, which participants were the students of the first, second and fourth courses studying the discipline "Biochemistry" under the bachelor's program in the direction "Food from vegetable raw materials". Using the methods of questionnaire, content analysis, statistical analysis, we provided the complex analysis of students’ motivation for acquiring knowledge of the whole course of discipline and its separate sections, and assessing the students’ difficulty in the discipline, their interest in adjusting the content of sections (with specific recommendations), and encouraging them to participate in general or individual program training of new thematic sections, focused on the differentiated professional interests. Participants of the research were asked to “make up their own curriculum”, an analysis of students’ solutions from different groups was carried out, as the investigation of major and minor differences in the educational programs offered by the university. The results of the research revealed a high level of students’ interest in the discipline on the eve of its study (first-year students). Students, who have already received training programs (II, IV courses), are dominated with their answers that indicate the complexity of the discipline, and the desire for an individual trajectory of training, the need to increase the professional orientation of the content of the discipline. A large number of students in this category expressed their readiness to study elective courses of biochemistry, for example, within the “summer school”, and the desire to receive advice on biochemistry during the preparation of the final qualifying work. On the basis of the conducted research the expediency of activization of a role of students in formation of educational programs and improvement of educational disciplines completion on the maintenance is revealed. The authors came to the conclusion about the necessity to work out an algorithm for flexible adjustment of the curriculum for students in the university in accordance with their professional interests and individual abilities.
author = {Schegoleva, I. and Butova, S. and Ivanova, L. and Korbukova, N.},
series = {10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN18 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-09-02709-5},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2018.2092},
url = {https://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2018.2092},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Palma, Spain},
month = {2-4 July, 2018},
year = {2018},
pages = {8940-8948}}
AU - I. Schegoleva AU - S. Butova AU - L. Ivanova AU - N. Korbukova
SN - 978-84-09-02709-5/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2018.2092
PY - 2018
Y1 - 2-4 July, 2018
CI - Palma, Spain
JO - 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN18 Proceedings
SP - 8940
EP - 8948
ER -
I. Schegoleva, S. Butova, L. Ivanova, N. Korbukova (2018) THE STUDENT AS CO-ORGANIZER OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS, EDULEARN18 Proceedings, pp. 8940-8948.