Didactic and acmeologic aspects of training gifted students with regard to the theoretical mechanics competitions

  • S. V. Podliesnyii Donbass state engineering academy (DSEA), Kramatorsk
  • Yu. O. Yerfort Donbass state engineering academy (DSEA), Kramatorsk
  • A. N. Stadnik Donbass state engineering academy (DSEA), Kramatorsk
Keywords: student competition, theoretical mechanics, didactics, acmeology, competence, creativity, motivation


Podliesnyii S. V., Yerfort Yu. O., Stadnik A. N. Didactic and acmeologic aspects of training gifted students with regard to the theoretical mechanics competitions // Herald of the DSEA. – 2019. – № 2 (46). – P. 171–180.

The training of the specialists with good creative abilities, professional knowledge and skills is necessary to boost the innovative high-tech economy. The higher education industry is focusing on discovering new talent and working with gifted students. Competitions between students represent one of the ways to fulfill the purpose of finding students talented in technics and helping them to develop their creative abilities. This article tackles the didactic and acmeological aspects of such work. After considering the purposes and functions of the competitions the authors come up with propositions of how to improve competitions, they show basic principles of searching for new talent, explain the necessity of this process and provide recommendations on how to organize the learning activities in the best possible way including by selecting tasks for improving creative abilities, finding proper motivation factors and choosing workable benchmarks for assessing student’s achievements. The process of preparing tasks for competitions should fit pedagogical, psychological and methodical criteria. The academic stuff preparing students for technical competitions should be competitive and highly motivated so that they can inspire students to develop their skills and gain knowledge. The good result can be achieved only under condition of achieving the right balance between learning, social and psychological motives when students are keen to work. The authors published the Learning Course for Technical Student which helps to learn how to solve advanced tasks in Theoretical Mechanics. This Course should be considered as methodical support in the system of preparing students for competitions. The authors also propose the method of selecting students for technical competitions

Author Biographies

S. V. Podliesnyii, Donbass state engineering academy (DSEA), Kramatorsk

candidate of technical science, associate professor, dean

Yu. O. Yerfort, Donbass state engineering academy (DSEA), Kramatorsk

associate professor

A. N. Stadnik, Donbass state engineering academy (DSEA), Kramatorsk

senior lecturer


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How to Cite
Podliesnyii, S., Yerfort, Y., & Stadnik, A. (2019). Didactic and acmeologic aspects of training gifted students with regard to the theoretical mechanics competitions. HERALD of the Donbass State Engineering Academy, (2 (46), 171-180. https://doi.org/10.37142/1993-8222/2019-2(46)171