Psychological and Pedagogical Problems of Beginning Lecturers and Postgraduate Students at Engineering University

  • Elena B. Gulk
  • Tatyana A. Baranova
  • Victor N. Kruglirov
  • Anastasia V. Tabolina
  • Pavel KozlovskiiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1134)


The paper discusses the psychological and pedagogical problems faced by beginning teachers and postgraduate students in their pedagogical work at an engineering and technical university. The study shows that the most significant problems concern the variety of the roles of the respondents and their lack of psychological and pedagogical training. Postgraduate students and beginning teachers must be engineers, researchers and educators at the same time. The paper demonstrates the interrelation between the role positions of a teacher at a technical university. However, to implement these roles, a specialist has to have a diverse set of competences. Every specialist is more apt to one or another of these roles. Moreover, the role of an educator is not of top priority for postgraduate students. In the authors’ opinion, this calls for correcting the way training is organized for future teachers of an engineering and technical university with due consideration of personal priorities in their professional work and the needs of universities for replenishing their pedagogical cadres with specialists educated in accordance with the necessities of the time.


Teacher-engineer Postgraduate student Beginning teacher Engineering pedagogy Psychological and pedagogical problems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena B. Gulk
    • 1
  • Tatyana A. Baranova
    • 1
  • Victor N. Kruglirov
    • 1
  • Anastasia V. Tabolina
    • 1
  • Pavel Kozlovskii
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Humanities, Department Engineering Pedagogy, Psychology and Applied LinguisticsPeter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic UniversitySaint PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Center (National Technology Initiative), Scientific Laboratory of Strategic Development of Engineering MarketsPeter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic UniversitySaint PetersburgRussia

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