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Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. 2017, 1(1), 17-25
DOI: 10.12691/jsa-1-1-3
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Providing a Spiritually Full Stimulating and Creative Environment as the Condition of Effectiveness of Social and Pedagogical Activities for Sustainable Development of Social Groups

Natalia Kabus1,

1Department of General Pedagogy and Pedagogy of Higher Education, G.S.Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Pub. Date: May 11, 2017

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Natalia Kabus. Providing a Spiritually Full Stimulating and Creative Environment as the Condition of Effectiveness of Social and Pedagogical Activities for Sustainable Development of Social Groups. Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. 2017; 1(1):17-25. doi: 10.12691/jsa-1-1-3

Abstract

The article substantiates that the training of prospective social pedagogues and social workers (as specialists who participate in the implementation of state social and educational policy) to purposeful activity with a view to stimulate sustainable development of various social groups (in particular, children, youth, adults, families, representatives of ‘risk groups’) is essential for implementing the strategy of the civilization’s sustainable development. It has been shown that social and pedagogical activity in the context of sustainable development should contribute to the development of the individual (as a key element of the social community of any level) as the subject of life, capable of preventing and solving life problems as well as responsible social subject, representative of family, community, nation, civilization, who is ready to consolidate efforts for sustainable progressive development of society. It has been proved that an important condition for the effectiveness of social and pedagogical activity to stimulate social groups to sustainable development is the creation of a spiritually full stimulating and creative environment in various social spheres, which would contribute to the spiritual-creative, personal-social and subjective development of various social groups’ representatives, stimulate them to self-organization and self-management, encourage to create their own living space. It has been shown in the study that future social pedagogues and workers should gain the skills to create spiritually full stimulating and creative environment with a view to promote sustainable development of social groups during their professional training at the university. There have been revealed the essence and components of spiritually full stimulating and creative environment (namely, socio-psychological, spiritual-value, creative-activity, developing-subjective, resource), which are invariant for creation of such environment, both in the process of professional training of future social pedagogues and workers and during their professional work in various social spheres. Methodological foundations, ways and indices of the creation of spiritually full stimulating and creative environment as well as the conditions for its effective functioning are determined. There also have been shown the elements of the experience of establishing such atmosphere by students future social pedagogues in the process of practice and volunteering in various social spheres. It has been proved that such activities have positive holistic impact on the representatives of various social groups stimulating them to their own self-improvement as well as to individual and joint activity for improving social life.

Keywords:
spiritually full stimulating and creative environment sustainable development social group social and pedagogical activity prospective social pedagogues social workers training

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