Dr. Iryna Sereda, Assoc. Prof.
Dr. Svitlana Karskanova, Assoc. Prof.
Mykolaiv V. O. Sykhomlynskyi National University – Mykolaiv (Ukraine)
Abstract. Theoretical and empirical research which was provided a study of influence of psychological and pedagogical characteristics of students as a separate socio-age group on their activity in self-education. Theoretical analysis of potential opportunities for activating students self-education due to age and social aspects of their lives are carried out. Empirical study of goals and motives, life plans, awareness of personal and professional „self-concept“ of humanities students showed high interest in self-education in the vast majority of students against the background of partial formation of motivation for personal and professional self-development and generally low awareness of their own characteristics. The positive influences on the self-education of students of humanities faculties of the following psychological and pedagogical factors are revealed: conscious life creation; activity in self-development; ability of self-actualization, self-organization and self-regulation of own development; formation of a humanistic worldview. Тo enhance the self-education of students with purposeful use of this factors can affect the overall quality of future professional trainings.
Keywords: self-education; value orientations; life plans; personal and professional self-concept