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Psychological Characteristics of Transprofessional Competences of a Vocational Education Teacher

Alla Kolodyazhna
Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design, Ukraine

Abstract. Today, society needs educators who can respond quickly to the demands of employers and train mid-level professionals for the needs of high-tech production. In this regard, the level of professional competence of vocational education teachers is of particular importance.
This makes the training of vocational education teachers particularly crucial. The competences of various professional activities have already become demanded. A future vocational education teacher should be a researcher and practitioner, an organiser and an implementer, a manager and an analyst, a programmer and a psychologist at the same time. Transprofessionalism as an expansion of socio-professional boundaries and increased effectiveness can be a response to this challenge. The study of transprofessionalism requires special attention from researchers. Transprofessionals with developed interprofessional competences that meet real and future challenges of the digital economy, post-industrial society and digital industrialisation are required. The educational and professional communities are confronted with the problem of identifying the essential characteristics of transprofessional competences.
Transprofessionalism as a scientific category has conflicting interpretations, and researches on this issue in both Ukrainian and foreign science are sparse and not general. Moreover, the lack of holistic methodological ideas of transprofessionalism, how it is formed, and by which personal qualities is determined, makes it impossible to organise and implement the process of transprofessional’s training. Our study clarifies the definition of transprofessionalism, analyses its psychological essence rather than the composition of transprofessional competences; the theoretical analysis will be used to identify the component factors of transprofessionalism that contribute to its development in the subject personality’s activity.
The purpose of the study: is to identify and describe the psychological characteristics of transprofessional competences of a vocational education teacher. Research methods: theoretical analysis, questionnaire, methods of mathematical and statistical analysis, methods of interpretation.

Keywords: education, professionalism, transprofessionalism, transprofessional competences, engineering training, engineer-teacher

To Be or Not to Be a Great Educator, 2022. Proceedings of ATEE Annual Conference
Riga: University of Latvia Press, 2023. 985 p.
EdL. Daniela
ISBN 978-9934-36-019-0