Author (s): Anishchenko V. O.

Work place:

Anishchenko V. O.,

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor,

Professor of the Department of Pedagogy and Humanitarian Disciplines,

Academy of the State Penitentiary Service, Chernihiv, Ukraine;

ORCID: 0000-0002-5062-3789


Language: Ukrainian

Scientific Herald of Sivershchyna. Series: Education. Social and Behavioural Sciences 2022. № 1(8): 7–22


Today everything is changing very rapidly, requires the formation of modern professional competencies from specialists in all spheres of society, including such an important area as the penitentiary one, which in its turn is responsible for maintaining the appropriate level of public security. Education throughout life plays a key role in the process of formation and improving the professional competence of penitentiary personnel. It is lifelong learning, which includes the system of in-service training, that can meet the needs of professionals in acquiring the best professional skills for the next days. Filling the penitentiary personnel training system with new content is one of the main tasks of the Penitentiary System Reform Strategy for the period up to 2026, as well as the requirement that the professional training of national penitentiary specialists meet international standards of law enforcement and criminal and executive training. This influenced the vector choice of innovation of the professional development process of penitentiary personnel on the basis of the institution of higher education of the specialized direction – the Academy of the State Penitentiary Service.

The aim of the study is to reveal the effectiveness of training technology in the process of improving the skills of penitentiary personnel through the prism of critical thinking and creativity in acquiring modern professional competencies by participants in the innovative educational process in the system of “teacher – student”.

The methodology is based on modern provisions of pedagogical science – andragogy and law which reflects the relationship of methodological approaches to the study of the acquisition of modern professional skills by penitentiary personnel of the State Criminal and Executive Service of Ukraine (hereinafter SCES of Ukraine).

Scientific novelty. The performed researches allowed to reveal the potential and role of training technology in the formation of the latest knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for solving various complex tasks in the professional activity of the SCES personnel of Ukraine in the conditions of advanced training.

Conclusions. The results of the research confirmed the author’s opinion on the importance, role and impact of training technology on the level of professional development of the SCES personnel of Ukraine. Conducting training sessions in the form of actual training allows to take into account the principles of such scientific approaches as systematic and practice-oriented, motivate the teacher-trainer to conduct training sessions at a high methodological level, encourage students to take an active part in training sessions and further improve their professional knowledge, skills and abilities throughout life.

Conducting training sessions in the form of various trainings promotes the timely renewal of professional competence, professional growth and development of new competencies of the State Criminal and Executive Service personnel of Ukraine and affects the efficiency of their performance of service and professional activities.

Key words: competence, professional competence, training, training technology, penitentiary personnel.


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