Approaches to designing a model for developing students’ universal competencies within the framework of developing and implementing the Smart University concept


Problem statement. The authors deal with the components of universal competences in terms of applying technological innovations in the learning process. A fragment of the model for shaping universal competencies of students based on the concept of Smart University is described. The study is aimed at substantiating the approaches to designing a model for the formation of universal competencies, presenting their theoretical analysis based on the concept of Smart University and considering their features, structure, and classification. Methodology. The approach to designing a model of universal competence formation is based on the analysis of acronym SMART decoding and the structure of the concept Smart University. The matrix of overview of the concept of universal competence in a modern context is proposed. Results. The universal competences are understood as smart competences united by five types of competences: professional, motivational, adaptive, key, and digital. The formation of six groups of universal competences is justified: system and critical thinking; project development and implementation; teamwork and leadership; civic-patriotic behavior; self-organization and self-education; technological solution. The created model defines the structure of universal competences and serves as a criterion for assessing students' abilities. Conclusion. Smart competences are a response to the current economic situation. The approach is structured for educational organizations that share a development policy in combination with technology. The results may be of some interest to scholars in the field of education informatization, teachers and university managers on innovation and education policy.

About the authors

Gabriel A. Moshlyak

RUDN University

ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7450-1244

Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Department of Comparative Educational Policy

6 Mikluho-Maklaya St, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

Alexandre Rabenatolotra

RUDN University

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5211-7396

PhD student, Department of Comparative Educational Policy

6 Mikluho-Maklaya St, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation


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