On the definition of the objectives of educational space in the contemporary globalizing world
Institute of social and humanitarian technologies MSUTM named after. K. G. Razumovsky, 109004, Moscow, Russia
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On the basis of a civilized approach in an attempt to understand where and why it is necessary to seek the Russian educational space in ever-changing external conditions, this report analyzes the changes in the educational space of Russia, which occur under the severe pressure of globalization trends and the emergence of the information society. The author argues that at this stage it is important to determine the goals and values such that globalization is not degenerated into an equal dialogue of original cultures and the active, sometimes “knee jerk” imposition of modern ideals of the consumer society and Western values in other cultures. We consider binary oppositions in education: education that cares for culture and has a practical function. It is shown that in contrast to technological civilization comes an anthropocentric civilization, the basic idea of which is the presence of the human dimension in any knowledge about nature, society and their knowledge. Development of future strategies for the development of educational space of Russia, aiming to restart the system of values is already killing our civilization - it is here that is the most difficult but also the most important issue. It is proved that the purpose of renewal of education should focus on the transition from utilitarian and pragmatic education that focused largely on knowledge, skills and competences, to the humanist - education for personal development.
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