Key Competencies in Transnational Educational Space: the Definition and Implementation

Keywords: key competencies, transnational educational space, transversal competences, transferable competences, deeper learning


The article deals with the most important factors which shape challenges for educational policy and directions of its reformation in transnational educational space. In context of global society formation educational policies of developed countries demonstrates experiences of development and implementation of transversal (transferable, transcultural) competencies as key competencies of the 21st century in order to generate collective nous, peace, social justice and sustainable economic development. As one of the main goals of key competencies development considered promotion lifelong learning; It emphasizes the need for situational, contextualize, projective teaching and constructivist approaches. Particular attention is paid to analysis of key competencies in the trans-European educational space, of transferable competencies as US educational strategy and transversal competencies as the strategies proposed by UNESCO.

Author Biography

Lyudmyla Gorbunova, Institute of Higher Education of National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine

Doctor of philosophical sciences (hab.), Chief researcher, Institute of Higher Education of National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine; Editor-in-Chief of Journal «Filosofiya osvity. Philosophy of Education», Vice-president of the Ukrainian Society of Philosophy of Education.


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Gorbunova, L. (2016). Key Competencies in Transnational Educational Space: the Definition and Implementation. Filosofiya Osvity. Philosophy of Education, 19(2), 97-117.


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