• The authors:
    Aleksander L. Blokhin
    Sergey V. Kotov
    Nina S. Kotova
  • Issue: July 24-26th, 2019
  • Pages: 188-196
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Abstract. The research subject in the article is the student’s human capital,
formed by the subject synthesis in the field of higher education. The purpose
of the article is show the importance of using interdisciplinary approaches in
the study of individual professional disciplines. The scientific novelty is the
study of the educational essence, the formation and improvement of human
capital theory in higher professional education by interdisciplinary
approaches in student training. The theory of human capital concept is an
integrated approach to analyzing human activities range in the light of a
certain worldview. In this approach higher education is the center and the
source of economic development in the regional and national economy. The
relevance of the article is to consider the role of human capital both in the
economy and in the pedagogical context.
In this regard, the university mission is to train students to perform their
professional competencies at a high level as well as to take on additional
responsibilities in human capital formation. This process includes
professional development and professional retraining. Therefore, the
modern educational system requires constantly new approaches in teaching,
optimization of its didactic models, we have focused on interdisciplinary
connection in training in the formation of students’ human capital. We have
developed and introduced into the university educational process the
curriculum for students’ human capital development, based on
interdisciplinary connections. The relations indicated in the article play a
significant role in enhancing the practical and scientific-theoretical student
training, an essential feature of which is the mastery of students by the
generalized nature of cognitive activity. Generalization allows one to apply
the knowledge and skills in further specific situations, when considering
private issues, both in academic and practical activities, in the future
DOI: 10.22363/09669-2019-188-196
production, scientific and social life of various specialties graduates. Using
multilateral interdisciplinary connections provides a qualitatively new level
of forming human capital, as well as creates the foundation for an integrated
vision, approach and solution of ambiguous problems of reality. In this
connection, the optimization of interdisciplinary connections and the
didactic modules formation on their basis is the most important factor in
ensuring the systematic students training, which we conduct at the Academy
of Psychology and Pedagogy of the Southern Federal University in various
pedagogical areas of training.
Interdisciplinary connections are an important aspect in the formation of
human capital, and the result of a comprehensive approach to technical and
technological student training. The implementation of interdisciplinary
connections in the process of disclosing the educational topic provisions is
most effective, when the necessary and essential connection
interdisciplinary topics are used to overcome contradictions in the
educational process. When students are convinced these contradictions can
be resolved by using knowledge from other subjects.
The result of the interdisciplinary synthesis of knowledge will be the
classification of reserves increase in labor productivity according to such
features as:
– technical re-equipment (improvement of the motor car park structure,
improvement of the car structural qualities, improvement of the
maintenance materials quality, etc.);
– transport process and efficiency of goods and passengers’ transportation
(improvement of transportation technology, rationalization of transportation
organization methods, implementation of dispatching management, etc.);
– organization of labor and traffic safety (organization of technical
regulation, increase of labor discipline, use of moral and material incentives,
increase in traffic volume, organization of traffic safety and safety
The theoretical foundations development of interdisciplinary connections in
an educational subject makes it possible to use a mechanism for identifying
and planning interdisciplinary connections to specific topics of the academic
subject being studied and revealed its leading positions. For an experimental
research work and as an example, let us consider the integrative discipline
“Production Logistics” delivered to students in the Field of Science
44.03.04 – Vocational training (by industry), major: logistic and technical
services for road transport.
Keywords: human capital, higher education, investments, interdisciplinary

Aleksander L. Blokhin¹, Sergey V. Kotov², Nina S. Kotova³
¹Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia,
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6929-3839
²Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia,
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8249-0925
³Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public
Administration, Rostov-on-Don, Russia, e-mail:
ORCID ID:0000-0001-5715-3495

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