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Transformation of university: towards pragmatism and competence based education
Transformation of university: towards pragmatism and competence based education

Author(s): Vilija Targamadzė, Tatjana Bulajeva, Lilija Duoblienė
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Lietuvos edukologijos universitetas
Keywords: university idea; pragmatism; competences; informatics and mathematics education.

Summary/Abstract: This paper analyzes the idea of higher education, its transformation into an ICT influenced, competence-based pragmatic university idea. For the analysis of developed competences in the contemporary university the groups of Informatics and Mathematics students are chosen. These academic groups are presumably most prepared for the university change and should promote further development and implementation of information technologies. The theoretical analysis of university models, the pragmatic idea of the contemporary higher education are based on the philosophy of postmodernism. The main factors influencing the contemporary higher education as well as the impact of ICT on the universities and the nature of work are also analyzed. The empirical study presents data and finding of the research about the competences to be developed in master study programs (physical sciences) and Vilnius University Informatics and Mathematics students’ opinion on university studies, the developed competences and changes in Lithuanian higher education.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 93
  • Page Range: 9-16
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English