Formation of an Effective Multi-Functional Model of the Research Competence of Students

Formation of an Effective Multi-Functional Model of the Research Competence of Students

Lubov A. Belyanina (Astrakhan State University, Russia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3485-3.ch002


At the present stage, education in Russia is undergoing multiple changes, affecting both organizational and content aspects. Particular attention is paid to the formation and development of research competence among students. The chapter considers the construction of a multifunctional model of research competence of students. The developed model is an open and dynamic system that includes a number of interrelated and interdependent components consisting of a set of tasks, content, elements of the activity of subjects of the educational process, effective methods and methodological techniques, diagnostics and results. A methodology for developing research competence through a three-level program is proposed.
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Analysis of formation and development of the research competence showed that the problem of development of research activities, research training has a long history.

The application of the research method in teaching started in the epoch of antiquity.

The Greek philosopher Socrates used a method which was a research conversation with students: contradictions in the generally accepted understanding of certain phenomena of the surrounding world were revealed with the help of witty questions asked by each other, a discrepancy between the usual judgments and those that gave close analysis were also revealed.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Design: Research of the phenomena, processes or systems of objects by a construction and study of their models, and also the use of models for determination or clarification of methods of construction of the re-created objects.

Research Competence: The integrative, dynamic property of a person, expressed in the unity of psychological, scientific-pedagogical and practical readiness for diagnostic-analytical and design activities, the implementation of research activities and the introduction of research results in their practical work.

Model: The system research of that serves as means for the receipt of information about other system; presentation of some real process, device or conception.

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