ACADEMIC MOBILITY AND SELF-ACTUALIZATION OF ACADEMIC STAFF
1 Shadrinsk State Pedagogical University (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
2 South Ural State University (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
About this paper:
Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain
Abstract:In the modern world changes in all the spheres of social life occur so quickly that for a successful self-actualization a person must be flexible, respond quickly to the demands of the surrounding world, in other words, he must be mobile.
Academic mobility was proclaimed by Bologna Declaration as the guidance for the development of the intercultural interaction among students, professors and researchers. On the one hand, academic mobilityis currentlyaccentuated by the economic, cultural and social necessity. On the other hand, innovative and international sense of the phenomenon “academic mobility” has divided academic staff into supporters and opponents. Our experience in the sphere of intercultural relations let us hypothesize that there is a correlation between academic mobility of anacademic staff and their successful self-actualization.The research aims to test the possible interlink between academic mobility and successful self-actualization of academic staff.
The following problems were solved:
1) to reveal the features of an academically mobile person;
2) to determine the context and give a comparative analysis of the distribution of the quality of "academic mobility" among the academic staff of three universities;
3) to determine the criteria for the effectiveness of self-actualization of the academic staff;
4) to reveal, analyze and justify the correlation and dependencies between academic mobility and self-actualization of the academic staff.
To identify features of an academically mobile person we analyzed scientific literature on the problem. An experimental study of academic mobility on the basis of interviews and testing of the academic staff of three universities (n = 223 people) was undertaken; an empirical distribution of this quality of an academic staff was constructed. Based on the theoretical analysis of self-actualization theories we revealed the criteria for the effectiveness of the self-actualization of the academic staff and constructed an empirical distribution of the random variable "effectiveness of self-actualization". Using methods of mathematical statistics the coefficient of correlation between random variables "academic mobility" and "effectiveness of self-actualization" of an academic staff were calculated.
Based on the correlation analysis and logical conclusions, the links between academic mobility and self-actualization of an academic staff were defined and characterized.
Keywords: Academic mobility, self-actualization, academic staff, intercultural relations.