Archive May, 2012

WAY OF STUDYING GENERAL LAWS OF NATURE IN UNIVERSITIES

WAY OF STUDYING GENERAL LAWS OF NATURE IN UNIVERSITIES

Vladimir Romanenko1, Galina Nikitina2
1St-Petersburg State University of Technology and Design;
2North-Western Branch of the Academy of Information Technologies in Education, Russia
head@akadionw.spb.ru, ladogalake@gmail.com

Abstract. The high mobility of modern specialists forced them to have universal background. Such background permits them to be adapted to the different social and professional environment. That is why it is necessary to introduce some basic laws of nature into the studied subjects. The optimal choice of these laws is a complex problem. The universities need to create new special education strategies and generate special concepts to transform the traditional curriculum to a new effective form. The main obstacle for new educational strategies is connected with the high abstraction of the general laws of nature which have to be included in the new scientific background. The most perspective way for solution of this problem is the high diversity of all practical classes and text-books which would be interesting for different students.
Keywords: universal background; educational environment; main laws of nature; curriculum core; life-long  education.
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DEVELOPMENT OF NEW KNOWLEGE: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS OF 21-ST CENTURY

DEVELOPMENT OF NEW KNOWLEGE: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS OF 21-ST CENTURY

Vladimir Romanenko1, Galina Nikitina2
1St-Petersburg State University of Technology and Design;
2North-Western Branch of the Academy of Information Technologies in Education, Russia
head@akadionw.spb.ru, ladogalake@gmail.com

Abstract. Active transformations in modern society create new education challenges. These challenges affect the education strategies on all possible levels of educational hierarchy. The main sources of educational challenges are connected with globalisation, informational revolution and social dynamics. The responses on educational challenges produce new educational ideas and practices. The high horizontal mobility both of students and educated individuals creates vertical diversification of curriculum for its compensation. The high speed of technological changes forces new demands to education process flexibility. As a result the new curriculum core is necessary for supporting of student mobility and curriculum changes. At the same time computer assisted education changes all traditional educational tools: text-books, recommendations for recitation classes and other. It is necessary to find new methods for motivation of student education activity. Special problems connected with education of students with high IQ are discussed.

Keywords: technological changes; globalization; student mobility; curriculum core; computer-assisted learning;motivation to learning; diversity of curriculum.

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SOME THEORETICAL DESCRIPTIONS OF COMPUTER ASSISTED LEARNING

SOME THEORETICAL DESCRIPTIONS OF COMPUTER ASSISTED LEARNING

Vladimir Romanenko1, Galina Nikitina2
1 St-Petersburg State University of Technology and Design, North-West Institute of Printing, Russia
2 North-West Branch of the Academy of Information Technologies in Education, Russia
ladogalake@gmail.commoikariver@yandex.ru

Abstract: Computer assisted learning on tertiary level is discussed. The focus of this presentation is the  discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of PC-assisted learning. Special part of presentation is devoted to computer assisted laboratories at the period of diploma writing. Possible hybridisation of strategies in research laboratory and reciting classes is investigated.
Keywords: PC-learning, psychology disadvantages, new strategies, laboratory, reciting class.

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