Pedagogical Conditions of Developing Professional Culture in Law Students

Tetiana V. Kononenko, Halyna V. Mukhina, Kateryna V. Ponomarenko, Olha O. Novikova


The article substantiates the pedagogical conditions of developing professional culture in law students. To this end, the authors reviewed scientific (pedagogical, psychological, legal) literature, taking into account particularities of professional activity of future lawyers, as well as educational standards of training law students in higher educational institutions (HEIs) of Ukraine, and the component structure of professional culture of future lawyers. The above steps suggested that ensuring efficient development of the phenomenon under study is possible through the realization of a set of pedagogical factors, namely: formation of professional-subject constructs of professional culture of law students in the process of solving simulated professional situations; involvement of law students in professional activity through legal clinics; creation of a professional and cultural educational environment in HEIs. We selected the pedagogical conditions with emphasis on the components of professional culture of law students. Thus, each specific pedagogical condition was directed to the formation of a specific component of the phenomenon under study. We applied A number of methods of scientific knowledge and special techniques in the course of the experimental research to study the level of the development of professional culture in law students. To check the effectiveness of the implementation of certain pedagogical conditions, we conducted a pedagogical experiment, which consisted of a series of successive stages. The students of the control groups studied with the use of the traditional system of training law students. In the experimental groups, pedagogical conditions of developing professional culture in law students were realized by implementation of competent, contextual, systematic approaches and innovative methods were used during classes in a number of professional subjects. The analysis of the indicators of the level of professional culture development in law students shows that there are students with low levels in both categories of groups. Therefore, the improvement of the professional training of lawyers in the direction of further development of their professional culture according to our method becomes topical, since significant positive results were obtained in the experimental groups.

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