Informal education of sociology students: new forms

Informal education of sociology students:
new forms

Mayorova-Shcheglova S.N.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof., Moscow State Psychological and Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia

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Mayorova-Shcheglova S.N. Informal education of sociology students: new forms. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 4. P. 124-126


The possible types of non-formal sociological education are described in this article. They are as follows: additional training courses and lectures, non-educational interaction of students, self-education using IT technologies. The author’s definition of non-formal sociological education is given in this article – acquiring knowledge and technology application of students’ skills in order to meet personal needs as needs of future professionals. Author describes distinction of non-formal and and informal, with which technology activities and practices of everyday life in modern society are more common to be learnt and used, not the professional skills. The ways of teaching in terms of this condition are also specified and described. The ways may be described as the creation of conditions, the selection and the assessment of proposed projects, information for students and their encouragement. The experience of the functioning of VCIOM basic chairs and competitions of young sociologists are also described. The author explains the function of interactive events, competitions, internships and students’ conferences. The author presents the data on low outcome from the online education and studying. The author evaluates interactive sociological materials as positive ones and audio courses as negative ones.

non-formal sociological education; informal education; self-education; competencies; information technology (IT)
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