Образование ХХI столетия: особенности развития

Education of the twenty first century: Features of development

Relevance. The modern world is special, unprecedented changes are taking place. At the same time, present-day education does not always meet the challenges of the new millennium. The foregoing has a negative impact on the rate of development of the society and the country as a whole. The problem of this study is to reveal the aspects associated with the rapid changes in the society and the World in general, and to determine the trajectory of educational development in the third millennium. The aim is to identify, generalize and interpret the ideas for building education in the 21st century, to determine and substantiate the ways of its development. Methodology. When preparing the material, the author assigned primary importance to the conceptual provisions of humanistic pedagogy, along with the principles of integrity and systemness; objectivity; universal interrelation between phenomena; combination of the development retrospective with the development prospects; regarding the process of education development as self-evolution and self-development. Results and discussion. The proposition that education of the 21st century should be the advance one in its nature is substantiated. There is a focus on the skills to be mastered by everyone who will live in the house of the third millennium. Some content-related and technological aspects of education at a new stage of its development are revealed. Much attention is devoted to the questions of what a Person of the 21st century should be and what role the education plays in this process. The most controversial are the issues regarding transformations in the educational system: what changes are needed to create advance education, what should be improved in the nurturing system to enable a person of the third millennium not only to protect the modern civilization from sliding to the abyss, but also to ensure its progressive development, etc. Conclusion. According to futurologists, in the next two or three decades education will have to cover the distance that used to take two or three centuries. This will contribute to changes in its organizational, content-related and technological aspects. Education should become the advance one, ensuring the advance development of all institutions of the society and the country as a whole. © 2020 LLC Ecological Help. All rights reserved.

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  • 1 Institute of Foreign Languages Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Leading researcher of the Research Institute of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Moscow, Russian Federation
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21st century professions; Educational goals; Health-sustaining educational technologies; Humanization of knowledge; Revolution in education; Skills and abilities; The driver of educational transformations; The new educational paradigm; The system-forming quality of a person; The trajectory of education development; Training within a chosen speciality
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