the article reveals the objective need to revise the use of educational technologies to ensure the quality of the educational process that meets the challenges of the time. Didactic possibilities of using the technology of critical thinking development in the pedagogical university are described
the problem of professional adaptation and the formation of teachers is covered in the work. The specific of the training of future teachers in the university that is focused on the development of pedagogical abilities is described. On the basis of the personal and activity approach, the examples of assignments are presented in connection with various groups of pedagogical abilities.