Approaches to taking into account cognitive styles in the process of professional training of future software engineers

Keywords: cognitive style; future software engineer; higher education student; master's level of higher education; professional training.

Abstract

The article presents the results of a study aimed at analyzing the psychological phenomenon of «cognitive personality style».

The research goal is to determine approaches to taking into account the cognitive styles of future software engineers in the process of professional training in educational programs of master's level.

Methods. Basic research methods used were search and selection of relevant articles on the research problem in the Google Scholar search engine and bibliographic abstract database Scopus; analysis and generalization of scientific publications; study of the educational process.

The results. The scientific publications on the problem of cognitive personality styles are analyzed. The modern interpretations of this concept and its characteristics are considered. In particular, it is established that cognitive style is a well-established individual ways of intellectual behavior of the individual. It is shown that the consideration of cognitive styles is important for achieving the goals of training future software engineers in master's degree programs, as one of the requirements for them is the ability to work in conditions of uncertainty. Methods of pedagogical design taking into account cognitive styles of personality in the process of professional training of future software engineers are offered.

Conclusions. Professional training of future software engineers in a modern student-centered educational environment is based on individual qualities and cognitive processes of the individual. In addition, attention to cognitive styles of personality is increased as the sustainable ways of handling information are essential for successful activities in the information society. The relationship between the cognitive styles of the individual and the effectiveness of its activities is currently insufficiently studied, so there are a number of problems in the educational process that need to be addressed to achieve the goals of quality training of future software engineers. Based on the analysis of scientific publications and our own experience, we can offer the following approaches to taking into account the cognitive styles of higher education: building an educational process based on the formed cognitive styles for the formation of new knowledge; grouping students with different styles to work together; creating situations for the manifestation of atypical for the individual models of intellectual behavior.

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Author Biography


Andrii Sender, Bogdan Khmelnitsky Melitopol State Pedagogical University

Andrii Sender
Post-graduate student of the Department of Informatics and Cybernetics,
Bogdan Khmelnitsky Melitopol State Pedagogical University
20, Hetmanska Str., Melitopol, Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine, 72312
E-mail: sender@mdpu.org.ua
ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8741-5625

Published
2020-11-24
How to Cite
Sender, A. (2020). Approaches to taking into account cognitive styles in the process of professional training of future software engineers. Professional Education: Methodology, Theory and Technologies, (12), 184-197. https://doi.org/10.31470/2415-3729-2020-12-184-197