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Предизвикателства и перспективи пред обучението по технологични дисциплини
Challenges and perspectives to the training in technological subjects

Author(s): Branko Sotirov, Venelin Terziev
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education
Published by: Сдружение „Академия за иновации и устойчивост“
Keywords: knowledge; skills; competences; teaching; learning; training
Summary/Abstract: The paper presents development, modern challenges and recent trends in technological training on university level through the experience of the Faculty of mechanical and manufacturing engineering of Angel Kanchev Ruse University. Courses providing technical and technological knowledge and skills in higher education are analyzed from different points of view – teaching university students from specialized in the field of machines and technology faculties and department and those enrolled in specialties from other professional spheres needing basic competences in technology in correspondence to relevant subjects of study. The organization and the implementation of technological training is discussed as a two-fold process of teaching and learning oriented to competences’ acquirement according to social and business needs. Ways of overcoming the mismatch between provided and sought knowledge and skills on labor market are recommended focusing on synergy interactions between participating parties and good practices at universities considering policies and strategies in both national and European scope setting the development of education and training according to the adopted priorities of intelligent, sustainable and inclusive growth.