Journal section "Social and economic development"

Smart Competencies as a Tool for the Development of the Information Culture of Society

Babich L.V., Golovchin M.A., Mironenko E.S.

Volume 14, Issue 6, 2021

Babich L.V., Golovchin M.A., Mironenko E.S. Smart competencies as a tool for the development of the information culture of society. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2021, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 210–224. DOI: 10.15838/esc.2021.6.78.12

DOI: 10.15838/esc.2021.6.78.12

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The article considers the process of formation of smart competencies, which have a synergistic nature, as a tool for creating samples of the information society culture. The purpose of the study is to assess the effectiveness of smart competencies formation in a managed (institutionalized) and unmanaged (non-institutionalized) environment. The paper presents a conceptual understanding of smart competencies as the integration of modern basic and flexible skills in the educational profile of a student. We provide the results of a modeling experiment conducted in 2020–2021. The experiment consisted of the identifying, forming, and resulting stage. Seventy-six schoolchildren from Vologda and Staraya Russa participated in each stage. The participants were divided into a control group and experimental groups. In the framework of the experiment, in accordance with the principles proposed in the study, two measurements of smart competencies (initial and control level) were carried out. In the interval between the measurements, a stable level of smart competencies was maintained in the participants. The results of the experiment have revealed considerable opportunities for the formation of smart competencies in a controlled environment in conventional educational conditions. It was in this case that the strategic level of competence development was preserved during the experiment (which was not observed in other groups). In conclusion, we determine which types of information culture are created by smart education. The novelty of the project consists in the proposed original model for the study of smart competencies, which defines the structure and features of this phenomenon. Within the framework of the study, we propose a methodological approach to organizing the process of development of modern competencies in the smart environment, which can be used by educational organizations in Russian regions


smart competencies, information culture, modeling experiment, diagnostic test, cultural patterns

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