Abstract

An innovative and practical activity in all spheres of human life has become a characteristic feature of the modern era. Such activities directly depend on the project competence formation in the professional education system. Project technologies are one of the most promising educational technologies. They have significant potential for the development of personal qualities and the formation of students’ professional competencies of any specialty. This is evidenced by the modern research results. For students (learners)’ future activities as a teacher, it is important to develop the “project activities readiness” competence. Accordingly, the main goal of our research was to identify the readiness of undergraduate biology students to organize and execute projects, as well as to identify the willingness of teachers to apply the project-based training technology in the educational process. It should be underlined that this study analyzed only open questions to identify teachers’ ideas and future biology teachers’ ideas about the project-based training technology, identify needs related to this technology and provide a basis for further research. The authors of the article surveyed 115 students of specialty “5В011300 - Biology” and 75 teachers at Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University and Khoja Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University. The questionnaire method was used in the form of open-ended questions. The data was analyzed using content analysis. Based on the survey results, an urgent problem was identified: the unreadiness of both teachers and students for projects organization and implementation. Bringing teachers and students to the formation and implementation of students’ readiness for projects organization in the biological disciplines teaching process requires the development of a scientifically based methodology for the development of this competence in the future.

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