Theoretical and Methodological Analysis of the Formation of “Soft-skills” in Higher Education Students of Pedagogical Specialties of Higher Education Institutions of Ukraine

Nataliia Bakhmat, Inna Krasnoshchok, Olha Chovhaniuk, Nadiia Shcherbakova, Olena Gevko


The purpose of the study is to carry out a theoretical and methodological analysis of the formation of “soft-skills” in higher education students of pedagogical specialties of higher education institutions of Ukraine. The study is based on system analysis, forecasting methods, comparative analysis, specification, and the study of modern legislative materials. The results highlight the interpretation and differences in the theoretical foundations of hard skills and soft skills. Attention is also drawn to the peculiarities of soft skills of applicants for higher pedagogical education in Ukraine. It is crucial to incorporate the "Six Thinking Hats" methodology, which encourages the development of independent problem-solving skills by approaching challenges through the lens of one mental action at a time. Implementing this approach necessitates significant student engagement. In Ukraine, teacher motivation represents a multifaceted element within the teacher training system. Additionally, outdated training methods pose another challenge that needs to be addressed. The conclusions emphasize innovative approaches to understanding the conditions for the development of soft skills, as well as the need to take into account the materials of state control bodies as sources for an objective analysis of the situation.

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