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2015 | 3(47) | 373-379

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The Role of the Curator of Academic Group in the Development of Spiritual Potential of the Students of Higher Educational Institutions

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The purpose of the article is to identify the major definitions of the students’ spiritual potential development in order to increase the role of the curator in the defined process. In the article based on the analysis of the definitions «potential», «personal and professional potential», «spiritual potential», there have been defined the concepts of «individual’s spiritual potential», «individual’s spiritual potential development». The article proves the idea that the student’s potential development is a process of formation and improvement of the structural components which constitute it, and which takes place under the influence of natural and special circumstances. The pedagogical support in the development of the student’s individual spiritual potential is a form of spiritual interaction between a teacher and a student, which is designed to encourage self-knowledge, self-creation, self-development, self-fulfillment of spiritual needs, skills and abilities, it provides an opportunity to increase the effectiveness of their professional actions. The defined process is performed through counseling (individual, group), analyzing and negotiation of professional problems with the use of moral and ethical, aesthetic, intellectual criteria, formation of the guideline for empathetic understanding of surrounding people. The curator of academic group has to diversify the content and forms of work with the students using dialogic forms and methods of work, discussions, a role-playing, art technologies, training of personal and professional development, which allow to reconcile meanings of spiritual activity and create the conditions for formation of a personal position, to feel emotional and valuable world experience, the need to comprehend the truth and the ability to commit a responsible act, to make a creative style of life and activity. The prospects for further research in this area lie in the development of innovative forms, methods and work techniques of the curator of the academic group which assist the pedagogical support in the students’ spiritual potential development in the system of higher education.



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