Derbeneva O. Y. The concept of «innovative conveyor» in the innovation-oriented development of Petrozavodsk State University. LIFELONG EDUCATION: The 21st Century.
2013. № 4. DOI: 10.15393/

Issue 4

Innovative approaches to lifelong learning


The concept of «innovative conveyor» in the innovation-oriented development of Petrozavodsk State University

Derbeneva O Y
Managing director for innovation and production activities, executive director of the Strategic Development Program at Petrozavodsk State University
«innovation conveyor»
continuing education
innovative entrepreneurial environment
conveyor model of educational process.
Abstract: The paper deals with formation and implementation of the «innovation conveyor» concept in the educational process of Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU) for the past ten years when the development of an innovation component has been accelerated. Its impact on the development of continuing education system at the university and in the region of Karelia is discusses. The evolution of conveyor model of educational process is presented in accordance with the goals and objectives of PetrSU innovative entrepreneurial environment gradual formation. The analysis of the stages and dynamics of innovation development at PetrSU shows that the sphere of information technologies (IT) and «IT-conveyor» educational model is the basis for the development of the «innovation conveyor» concept. The author defines conveyor model as a multilevel model for developing the students' competencies to solve the innovation-driven growth issues and describes the main components of it. Furthermore, organization of the educational process is outlined and the content of educational programs in line with the matrix of competencies is described. The author analyzes innovative structures and forms of activities for different target groups. They ensure students' involvement in engineering, design, inventive, innovation activities; increasing of students' interest in scientific research as well as in design and experimental activities; commercialization of innovations. The concept of «innovation conveyor» is used as the framework for building the strategy of university innovative development.

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