SELF-EDUCATIONAL – A QUALITY BENCHMARK FOR THE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING OF FUTURE EXPERTS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
In modern conditions of social development, the requirements for future physical and occupational therapists' professional training are changing.
In order to train highly qualified specialists ready for professional activities in today's changing conditions, it is necessary to form their self-educational competence.
In order to be competitive in the labor market, it is necessary to increase one’s potential during self-education activities. This determines the relevance of the formation of self-educational competence of future physical rehabilitators, occupational therapists during their studies at higher education institutions.
In this article, we aim to substantiate the need for the formation of self-educational competence in future specialists in physical therapy and occupational therapy during their studies at higher education institutions.
It has been established that self-educational competence is an integral component of the professional adequacy of a physiotherapist and an occupational therapist. This competence includes the ability to acquire knowledge independently and understand the importance of education throughout life.
It was determined that the formed self-educational competence of future physiotherapy specialists ensures their professional mobility, competitiveness in the labor market and promotes the development of adaptive skills.
It is emphasized that the formation of self-learning competence is a continuous process carried out throughout a specialist's entire professional activity.
The importance of forming basic skills and components of self-educational competence to enable students to carry out the process of self-education in the future is highlighted.
The relevance of the development of self-educational competence of future specialists, in particular of physical and occupational therapy in current conditions of remote studying, was noted.
It has been established that today's conditions require restructuring the principle of cooperation between teachers and students by reducing classroom classes, devoting more time for independent processing of educational material, as well as optimization of methodical support of the educational process etc.
The purpose of the research: to theoretically substantiate the need for the formation of self-educational competence in future specialists in physical and occupational therapy during their studies in institutions of higher education.
Materials and methods: systematic analysis of scientific literature; theoretical generalization and systematization of information about the formation of self-educational competence of future physical and occupational therapy specialists during professional training in higher education institutions.
As a result of the research, it was concluded that there is a high demand in society for physical and occupational therapists who can independently acquire knowledge and master new methods and technologies.
That is why it is necessary that their professional self-development training should be carried out during studying in higher education facilities.
Graduates of higher education institutions must maintain scientific knowledge, effective techniques, and skills that allow them to adapt independently and quickly in a changing information environment.
We believe that the ability of students to self-educate and the desire to improve their skills contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education.
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