Student-centred orientation in the medical educational space of Ukraine on the example of Ivano-Frankivsk national medical university




student-centredness, student-centred learning, student, higher education institutions


The issues of student-centred learning are fundamental in the organisation of educational activities of higher education institutions in Europe and are covered in many final documents of the Ministerial Conferences of the European Higher Education Area. Student-centredness is the accumulation and concentration of efforts focused more on the needs of the student, based on the consideration of the individual qualities of students, the ability to form individual educational trajectories. The essence of student-centredness is to create a model of education development in which a student turns from an object into a subject of educational activity, i.e. an active participant in the educational process.

Purpose - to analyse the peculiarities of student-centredness as a modern direction of organising the educational process in higher education institutions and to determine the peculiarities of implementing a student-centred approach in the training of students at Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University.

On the example of Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University, student-oriented/student-centred learning is one of the most effective pedagogical and methodological approaches. It is implemented by creating an individual educational trajectory in the first place. This is an individual way of realising the personal potential of each faculty applicant in educational activities, which is formed by determining and taking into account his/her personal abilities, own interests, educational and social needs, professional motivation, opportunities, and experience, based on the choice of types and forms of education of participants in the educational process and the proposed educational programmes, selected academic disciplines, their level of complexity, methods and means of teaching. An individual educational trajectory at the university is carried out through an individual curriculum, in particular, through the individual choice of disciplines, courses and educational programmes, the applicant’s research work, the development of spiritual potential and professional training.

No conflict of interests was declared by the authors.


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