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Philosophy. Psychology. Pedagogy

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Conceptual Dialectical Thinking of Students: Methodological Analysis

Zhelezovskaya Galina Ivanovna, Saratov State University
Isaikina Maria Aleksandrovna, Saratov Socio-Economics Institute of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics
Nedogreeva Nataliya Gerasimovna, Saratov State University

The article offers a methodological analysis of the formation of students' conceptual dialectical thinking. The research is organized in the context of students' professional activity as leading and determining in the formation and development of the future specialist. In determining the essence of conceptual dialectical thinking, the authors have been guided by the general psychological understanding of thinking as a process of analysis through synthesis and the movement from essence to phenomenon, from universal to singularity. Denoting the features of conceptual dialectical thinking, the authors have proceeded from its focus on the practical transformation of cognizable phenomena, mediated knowledge in the process of cognition of difficulties in their activities and correlation of actions with the content of the situation and the conditions of its course. An approach allowing to identify different characteristics of thinking in their natural connections and relationships has been used as a diagnostic method. The criteria and their integrated and generalized indicators have been identified for choosing rational methods, techniques and means of studying students' conceptual dialectical thinking. On this basis the levels of formation of conceptual dialectical thinking have been discovered and their essence has been determined.


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