Abstract: The study actualizes the adaptation problem of students as future teachers to the conditions of professional activity at the stage of a high school education. The essence of professional adaptation as a multidimensional integrative process is revealed. This process is carried out through a variety of activities at all stages of education and subsequent employment. The study also analyzes the characteristics and the advantages of the case-study technology in the development of personal characteristics of students ensuring their readiness for professional activity and, consequently, a successful professional adaptation. The revealed technologies are described based on the analysis of methodological literature concerning the use of technology case studies in the educational process, the main stages of working with a case and the specific rules of this technology use in methodological and pedagogical discipline modules are determined in order to train the skills of professional adaptation, the methods of self-development and career development for a future expert. Using two techniques which allows to determine three groups of motives within an external and an internal motivation of the of study: admission to a university, actual and professional motives, the professional and educational reasons are studied in the control and experimental groups of students. Experimental data concerning the effect of case-study use on the development of student motivation which are the indicator of this technology application effectiveness in the process of professional adaptation.
Albina R. Abdrafikova, Rimma M. Ahmadullina and Tatiana S. Pimenova, 2015. Professional Adaptation of Students as Future Teachers Using Case Study Technology. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 10: 643-647.