ULTIMATE LEADERS: FACULTY OF PSYCOLOGY AND SPECIAL EDUCATION WINS ALL-RUSSIAN PROFESSIONAL OLYMPIAD
"PsychoLogos" All-Russian Olympiad in Psychology for 2-3 year students of educational institutions of higher education has ended with the victory of the team of the Faculty of Psychology and Special Education of the TSPU.
The contest was organized by the State Socio-Humanitarian University with the support of the Ministry of Education of the Moscow region. The purpose of the contest is to improve the professional psychological and pedagogical competence of students, help realize their creative potential, as well as to increase the prestige of the practical psychology service in the education system. Forty-eight teams from 23 Russian universities took part in it. The team of the Tomsk State Pedagogical University was presented by Grigorieva Anastasia, Durova Elizaveta, Kornyushchenko Lydia, Myslivtseva Anastasia, and Tenyaksheva Anna. The team was prepared by Alena Pavlovna Golovina, senior lab assistant of the Department of Social Pedagogy.
The competition was divided into three stages. During the first one the team answered questions in pedagogy, psychology, and deviant behavior. In the second round, students made a presentation on "Meet the modern child" in the format of "PechaKucha", participants from the TSPU presented the periods of age development of modern children, features of development and socialization, as well as non-standard for modern generation problems that children face and possible ways to solve them. Case analysis was the final test of the competition. The students had to solve the situation of bullying in school when the legal representatives dont pay attention to the problem. The TSPU students developed an action plan for the classroom teacher that could help get out of the situation and strengthen the child-parent relationship in the family.
According to the results of the tests, the team of the Faculty of psychology and special education of the TSPU became the absolute winners and took the first place.
"It is very important for students to take part in these kinds of events, it is the first experience of presenting themselves and testing their capabilities. Although the participants are only second-year students, they were able to show a high level of professionalism", — says A. P. Golovina.
As the students noted, the victory was possible not only because of the vast knowledge base: competent coordination from the supervisor and well-coordinated work of the team were the most important factors in the process of working on the solution of professional problems.