Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University Bulletin, 2018, No.3, pp.7-22

The use of the innovative synectic method in the educational process of higher educational institutions

Nagovitsyn R. S. 1 (Glazov, Russian Federation), Zamolotskikh E. G. 2 (Moscow, Russian Federation), Rassolova E. A. 3 (Moscow, Russian Federation), Farnieva M. G. 2 (Moscow, Russian Federation), Oborotova S. A. 4 (Moscow, Russian Federation)
1 Glazov State Pedagogical Institute
2 Moscow Social Pedagogical Institute
3 Civil Cases of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation
4 Russian Academy of Education,

Introduction. The study is devoted to the significant problem of applying innovations to university-based initial teacher education. The purpose of the article is to evaluate the effectiveness of the synectic teaching method aimed at developing the complex of competences within the framework of initial teacher education.
Materials and Methods. The methodology of the research is based on the competence approach. The solution of research problems was conducted by a set of complementary theoretical methods (analysis of domestic and foreign theory of education, practice and experience in the field of innovation); general scientific methods such as classification, modeling, comparison, and generalization; experimental methods involving diagnostic tools, mathematical-statistical processing and expert assessments. For the experimental part of the work, a special diagnostic toolkit has been created to identify the advanced, basic, threshold and insufficient levels of the formation of a complex of competencies for the activity and reflective indicators
Results. The ideas of using innovations in initial teacher education are summarized. The synectic method is revealed as an innovative approach to learning, which focuses on group project-research activities for the search for educational innovative ideas on the basis of an active critical discussion. The effectiveness of the synectic method for the ability to work in a team, tolerance to social, cultural and personal differences and readiness for active interaction with participants in the educational process is experimentally proved.
Conclusions. The results indicate the need to introduce innovative teaching technologies for effective initial teacher education in methodological, content and organizational aspects.


Synectic method; Innovation idea; Formation of competences; Teams work; Project activity; prospective teachers; Critical discussion


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Date of the publication 30.06.2018