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The role of the socio-psychological disciplines in the training of engineers (KNRTU experience)

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2016 ASEE International Forum

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New Orleans, Louisiana

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June 25, 2016

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June 25, 2016

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June 25, 2016

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Concurrent Virtual Sessions

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International Forum Virtual Presentation

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7

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Nailya Sh. Valeyeva Kazan National Research Technological University

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I am a Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Socio-Technical Systems; Head of Department of Social Work, Psychology and Pedagogics; Deputy Director of Institute of Innovation Management in Kazan National Research Technological University; and Honored Scientist of the Republic of Tatarstan. I received my specialty in Physics in 1975 at Kazan State University and PhD in Pedagogics in 1990. Since 1998 I am a Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences. My professional career covers: teaching at undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level; planning, developing and managing project in the areas of Educational Systems. My research interest include the foreign educational programs, dual degree, project training, foreign industrial practice. I am a member of Russian Academy of Natural Science and Academy of Social Education.

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Roman V. Kupriyanov Kazan National Research Technological University

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I am an Assistant Professor of Kazan National Research Technological University. I received my specialty of chemical technology of high-molecular compounds in 1997. At the same time, I studied at the Faculty of additional education of KNRTU on specialty «Psychology». I was a post- graduate student at the specialty 19.00.05 «Social psychology» in 1997 - 2000. I defended the thesis on «Socio-Psychological Mechanisms of Conflict in the Dyad Teacher-Student of a University» in 2000. My research interest include the process of implementation of the Bologna Agreement in the Russian Higher Education System.

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Elvira R. Valeyeva Kazan National Research Technological University

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I am an Assistant Professor of Kazan National Research Technological University. I received my specialty in Social Work in 2005 and PhD in Pedagogics in 2008. My professional career covers: teaching at undergraduate and graduate level (College, Bachelor, Master); planning, developing and managing project in the areas of Educational Systems. My research interest include the process of implementation of the Bologna Agreement in the Russian Higher Education System.

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Abstract

Background: The challenges facing today's engineers are so complex that they require teamwork with the involvement of professionals in various fields. Due to the sharp increase and complexity of new knowledge, one person is no longer able to master all the necessary materials and methods for the solution of a problem, so the background of deepening specialization increases the value of the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team. As a result, a growing importance of the social and psychological, communicative skills for the training of engineers and other technical personnel has become evident, which generally manifests itself in the form of "humanization" of Higher Engineering Education. As an example we present the experience of Kazan State Technological University, where the discipline "Workforce Psychology" for several years is included in the curriculum of Bachelor of various technical areas.

Methods: The student’s knowledge and skills in Workforce Psychology would benefit significantly if during the training the following methods are practiced: (i) socio-psychological trainings; (ii) simulation games; (iii) interactive group activities.

Results: Experience of teaching the social-psychological disciplines and feedback of students who attended the course of "Workforce Psychology" shows that the acquired knowledges are highly valued by students of these professions as are universal and can be used in the process of mastering the profession and in the future professional activity.

Conclusions: Modern engineers must have not only a special technical training, but also social and psychological skills for successful interaction with team members.

Valeyeva, N. S., & Kupriyanov, R. V., & Valeyeva, E. R. (2016, June), The role of the socio-psychological disciplines in the training of engineers (KNRTU experience) Paper presented at 2016 ASEE International Forum, New Orleans, Louisiana. https://peer.asee.org/27267

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