Project Activities in Technical Institutes as a Mean of Preparing Students for Life and Professional Self-determination

  • Anastasia V. Tabolina
  • Marina V. Olennikova
  • Dmitrii V. Tikhonov
  • Pavel KozlovskiiEmail author
  • Tatyana A. Baranova
  • Elena B. Gulk
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1134)


Modern pedagogical science considers project-based learning as an interactive learning technology that allows for the implementation of a person-centered approach to learning at a practical level. Mastering the techniques and methods of projection, mastering the ways of project thinking will allow students to develop their own vision of the future, can provide an individual with the possibility of a sustainable movement along their own personal development trajectory. Identifying professional opportunities (including in project activities) of future specialists and adjusting the educational trajectories of the best of them in the early stages, for example, in a university, are the subject of real interest of employers today. The article presents and comprehends Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU’s) own approaches to project activities, identifies and describes the roles and competencies of participants in project activities, describes the invariant functions of project activities, presents the results of a massive educational course on students’ project activities based on the university, identifies the importance of collective forms of association and inclusion of students in project activities, as well as the importance of co-operation with employers interested in the formation and management of human and social the capital.


Project activities in technical institutes Professional self-determination Students Social capital Individual educational trajectory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anastasia V. Tabolina
    • 1
  • Marina V. Olennikova
    • 1
  • Dmitrii V. Tikhonov
    • 2
  • Pavel Kozlovskii
    • 3
    Email author
  • Tatyana A. Baranova
    • 1
  • Elena B. Gulk
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Humanities, Department of Engineering Education and PsychologyPeter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Industrial Management, Economy and Trade, Graduate School of Business and ManagementPeter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Center (National Technology Initiative), Scientific Laboratory of Strategic Development of Engineering MarketsPeter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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