VISION OF THE FUTURE OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL CLUBS ON THE UNIVERSITY PLATFORM: THE RESULTS OF FORESIGHT SESSION
Anna A. Maltseva
Igor D. Lelchitskiy
Introduction: the paper presents the results of the study in the form of foresight session by correspondence. The purpose was to develop a road map to enhance the functioning of practice-oriented scientific and technical clubs for creative development of students and pupils (POSTC) in the universities. The relevance of POSTC as objects of study indicated in the key programme documents at the Federal level.
Materials and Methods: the methodological base of the study was Rapid Foresight technique allowing to reduce the resources of the foresight in case of its sufficiently high effectiveness. The foresight logic was formulated taking into account the multidimensional activities of POSTC. It included the following key com¬ponents: resources, activity and result. The “resources” group includes personnel, equipment and software, financing. The “activities” group describes some of the key aspects such as creation, training and motivation.
Results: the analysis of the respondents’ answers to the questions of complex questionnaire and existing roadmaps on similar issues was made in terms of study. On the base of this analysis the time cards were created, and then the final roadmap of POSTC efficiency for the period 2017–2020 was created. The basis of the road map were the actions identified during the study as the factors of changing of the system of POSTC in universities. The key initiators and executors of the roadmap activities must be separate POSTC leaders, universities, federal executive authorities via Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and other interested structures.
Discussion and Conclusions: the development of scientific and technical creativity of youth in a fundamentally new format is a topical problem of modern universities. It requires the purposeful administration and understanding of the development prospects by the management of the universities. Intensification of the universities activities on the creation of such structures and their further operation relying on materials prepared during foresight session can provide the optimal trajectory of the development with contribution to the transformation of engineering education system in Russia.
Keywords: practice-oriented scientific and technical club; university; scientific and technical creativity; foresight; engineering education
For citation: Maltseva A.A., Lelchitskiy I.D. Vision of the future of scientific and technical clubs on the university platform: the results of foresight session. Integratsiya obrazovaniya = Integration of Education. 2017; 2(21):262-285. DOI: 10.15507/1991-9468.087.021.201702.262-285
Contribution of the authors: Anna A. Maltseva – drafting the initial version of the text; visualization/presentation of data in the text; implementation of experiments; collecting data and evidence; a formal analysis of the data. Igor D. Lelchitskiy – scientific management; provision of resources; development of methodology; critical analysis and revision of the text.
All authors have read and approved the final manuscript.