Teaching the Future Military Psychologists by Immersing them into a Pedagogical Situation
Andrii Oleksandrovych Kucheriavyi1, Yurii Mykolaiovych Atamanchuk2, Andrii Ivanovych Yablonskyi3

1Andrii Oleksandrovych Kucheriavyi*, Military Institute of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine.
2Yurii Mykolaiovych Atamanchuk, Classical Private University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.
3Andrii Ivanovych Yablonskyi, Mykolaiv V.O. Sukhomlynskyi National University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine.

Manuscript received on November 15, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 20 November, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 10, 2019. | PP: 48-53 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December 2019. | Retrieval Number: A4798119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A4798.129219
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Abstract: The role of military psychologists in a modern army is very important. It has especial significance under conditions of combat activity of troops. In such circumstances a psychologist must apply different professional skills including pedagogical or those directly related to pedagogy. Consequently, training of military psychologists should include a pedagogical component. The effective example of introduction of this component is immersion of military psychologists into pedagogical situations. Such immersion may be implemented by using role-playing games in the form of giving mini-lectures. The research goal is to ensure enhancement of professional skills of future military psychologists through their immersion into a pedagogical situation. Every future military psychologist (cadet) has an opportunity to play a role of a lecturer, an attendee and a person who analyzes a lecture. All roles have requirements and are obligatory for taking. Participants of the role-playing game do self-assessment of their professional skills after finishing it. They use a special questionnaire. Analysis of the answers is basic for assessment both effectiveness of immersion and enhancement of maturity of more than 20 professional skills. Verification of the obtained results was achieved by using methods of mathematical statistics. The results of the investigation are important for enhancement of the training program which should be supplemented with situations of obligatory immersion of military psychologists into pedagogical situations. The proposed method is useful for teaching psychologists of different specialisms. 
Keywords: Cadet, Military Psychologist, Pedagogical Situation, Role-Playing Game, Skills, Training.
Scope of the Article: Game Playing