Soft skills as an educational trend and a necessary development component for a vocational lifelong education teacher
AbstractContinuous professional development of specialists in the knowledge society is a kind of challenge to its information parameters, a response to instability in the employment field and professions. Introduction into production of new equipment, digital technologies demands from pedagogical staff of professional (vocational and technical) education new comprehension of activity, non-traditional approaches, ability to study during all life. The article considers soft skills as the main educational trend and a necessary component of continuous professional development of a professional (vocational and technical) education teacher. There were presented defining characteristics of soft skills as a set of non-specialized, super-professional, cross-cutting skills that are responsible for successful participation in the work process, high productivity and are not related to a specific professional field. There were described competencies of soft skills of a professional (vocational and technical) education teacher for extrapolation of the main theoretical and methodological provisions for the training of a modern specialist, a professional in the system of continuing education.
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