Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology
Adaptive soft-skills: Orientation course as an opportunity to develop social skills
Martina Blažková 1 *
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1 University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Education
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Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 2024 - Volume 6 Issue 2, pp. 1-16
https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202424951

Article Type: Research Article

Published Online: 19 Mar 2024

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ABSTRACT
Orientation courses help pupils and students make the transition to higher education. The purpose of the courses is to allay fears associated with this situation. We aim to look at orientation courses as an opportunity for development, focusing on the development of the social competence of the participants. The aim is to identify and describe which social skills the orientation course develops. The research sample includes 46 students aged 15-16. The research design uses a mixed design, the main part of the research uses the Q-methodology technique, for which we use Q-factor analysis, which produces clusters of respondents based on a common factor. The research findings suggest that the orientation course environment offers an opportunity to develop empathy and social sensitivity to self and others, as well as the ability to diagnose and provide social support. The orientation course offers the potential for increased participant motivation, including motivation for further self-development. We refer to these skills as 'adaptive soft-skills'. Focusing on their development provides the basis for successful adaptation at the beginning of the student's studies and dispels social concerns.     
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Reference: Blažková, M. (2024). Adaptive soft-skills: Orientation course as an opportunity to develop social skills. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 6(2), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202424951
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Reference: Blažková M. Adaptive soft-skills: Orientation course as an opportunity to develop social skills. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology. 2024;6(2), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202424951
In-text citation: (1), (2), (3), etc.
Reference: Blažková M. Adaptive soft-skills: Orientation course as an opportunity to develop social skills. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology. 2024;6(2):1-16. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202424951
In-text citation: (Blažková, 2024)
Reference: Blažková, Martina. "Adaptive soft-skills: Orientation course as an opportunity to develop social skills". Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology 2024 6 no. 2 (2024): 1-16. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202424951
In-text citation: (Blažková, 2024)
Reference: Blažková, M. (2024). Adaptive soft-skills: Orientation course as an opportunity to develop social skills. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 6(2), pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202424951
In-text citation: (Blažková, 2024)
Reference: Blažková, Martina "Adaptive soft-skills: Orientation course as an opportunity to develop social skills". Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, vol. 6, no. 2, 2024, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202424951
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