Methodological Potential of the Complexity Concept in Education Modernization
Keywords:education, modernization, complexity, nonlinearity, contingency, openness, a person
: Changes in the existential situation of the humanity are increasingly testifying to their multidimensional, unpredictable and complex nature. Such complex entities as a society and a person not only demonstrate their multidimensionality and potential for development, but also need a different methodology for understanding them. The complexity concept allows to analyze existing problems looking at them in the context of probability and contingency. Complexity represents the reflection of the cognitive process itself, which is constantly transforming, generating unexpected meanings and opening up new facets of the modern world.
The article analyses the possibilities of the methodological potential of the complexity concept for the education modernization, which would take into account the variability and complexity of both the society and the human world. Education as a public institution is in the state of constant changing and reforming. The educational process is based on the understanding of knowledge as an open and incomplete one, which is in the process of development. Under such conditions, education is considered as an innovative environment that contributes to the formation of innovative characteristics and innovative thinking among all participants in the educational interaction. Its value for modern education lies in the fact that, firstly, it offers a model of a person’s self-development in the rapidly changing and evolving world and secondly, it addresses the most important worldview problem – a person’s search for his place in this world.
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