Education as a Way of Human Existence in a Postmodern Society


  • Volodymyr Bekh National Pedagogical Dragomanov University
  • Viktor Vashkevych National Pedagogical Dragomanov University
  • Alla Kravchenko National Pedagogical Dragomanov University
  • Alla Yaroshenko National Pedagogical Dragomanov University
  • Valerii Akopian National Pedagogical Dragomanov University
  • Tetiana Antonenko Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University



education, spirituality, postmodern society, human existence, philosophy of education


Without exaggeration, learning problems are among the most complex and most controversial not only in pedagogical and philosophical science but also in other scientific areas. We are talking about the philosophy of education as a general paradigm of the organization and content of all that knowledge - scientific and non-scientific - that we pass on to pupils and students through education, about worldview values that are brought up, merged in the process of educational and educational activities, the certainty of the spiritual world of the individual which is formed at school and university and determines her personal position, role and ways of behavior in postmodern society.

Education is an important stage in the formation of the human soul, his spiritual world. Consciousness, like other qualities of the human psyche, results from education and acquisition of social experience. An important means of forming a person's consciousness is the educational system, which contributes to the spiritual development of a person. Since it is education that is that social institution, it performs the functions of preparing and including the individual in various spheres of the life of postmodern society and attracting him to culture. Human consciousness is the ideological foundation of aim and reliable knowledge. In this context, consciousness is the possibility and condition of the world, the individual can perceive and develop his spirituality. Education in this case is the most effective way to form a person's spirituality. Since, besides a certain profession, education gives a person the opportunity to spiritually improve himself.


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How to Cite

Bekh, V., Vashkevych, V., Kravchenko, A., Yaroshenko, A., Akopian, V., & Antonenko, T. (2021). Education as a Way of Human Existence in a Postmodern Society. Postmodern Openings, 12(3), 01-14.



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