Possibilities of utilization of the virtual environments
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Možnosti využitia prostriedkov virtuálneho sveta vo vzdelávaní
Possibilities of utilization of the virtual environments in education

Author(s): Svitlana Tolochko, VALERIIA LYMAR, Natalia Ridei
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Oświatowe FOSZE
Keywords: economic competitiveness; environmental sustainability; pedagogics approaches; knowledge-based economy;human capital; interpersonal skills

Summary/Abstract: The paper is devoted to understanding the influence of economic competitiveness and environmental sustainability on education. It was concluded that national economic competitiveness islinked to intellectual and capital and is driven by knowledge, and innovation. Sustainable developmentrequires an understanding of the complexity of the global ecosystem and of creativeproblem-solving to find solutions to ‘wicked problems’ such as that of reconciling economicactivity with a sustainable environment. It was highlighted the following overarching needs to: give a higher profile to the notion of interdependence: how closely one part of an ecosystem islinked to and depends upon another; making humanity more aware of its own fragility on this planet; highlight the role of cooperation: problems faced will only be resolved by international cooperation; develop the notion of a global public good: environmental sustainability can only beachieved by trans ceding particular national or individual needs.

  • Issue Year: VII/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 258-263
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English