“Ukrainian needs generalists”: reflect on the role and purpose of modern education

Svitlana Hanaba’s interview with Professor Emeritus of Tartu University Ülo Vooglaid

Authors

  • Svitlana Hanaba Bohdan Khmelnytskyi National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine) https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4373-7075
  • Ülo Vooglaid University of Tartu (Estonia)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31874/2309-1606-2023-29-2-14

Keywords:

quality education, generalist, individuality, reform, internal potential, education

Abstract

In his exclusive interview with our magazine, the Estonian sociologist, philosopher, expert in the field of education reform, professor emeritus of the University of Tartu, Ülo Vooglide, reflects on the role and purpose of education in educating a generalist of his own ideas, and not an executor of someone else’s decisions. The researcher believes that educational institutions should focus on creating an environment in which the child’s inner potential will be revealed, nurturing his individuality, taking into account dreams and needs. A person and his talents are the main asset of the people. The scientist draws attention to the fact that the result of education is not the amount of acquired knowledge, but the ability and ability of a person to use the knowledge resource in solving practical tasks and life situations. The ability to make independent decisions, effectively solve practical situations and calculate the consequences of one’s actions, etc., is much more important than “filling the head” with ready-made information. Quality education becomes a global value and a categorical condition for competitive strategic development of society. At the same time, the creation and construction of quality education will contribute to the development of Ukrainian society, will allow education to be at the forefront of new social changes.

Author Biographies

Svitlana Hanaba, Bohdan Khmelnytskyi National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine)

Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Department of Pedagogy and Socio-Economic Disciplines.  Research interests: social philosophy and philosophy of history, philosophy of education and transformative pedagogy

Ülo Vooglaid, University of Tartu (Estonia)

Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Department of Pedagogy and Socio-Economic Disciplines. Research interests: social communications, theory of organization and management, theory and practice of innovation, scientific methodology, andragogy, theory and philosophy of education

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Published

2024-02-26

How to Cite

Hanaba, S., & Vooglaid, Ülo. (2024). “Ukrainian needs generalists”: reflect on the role and purpose of modern education: Svitlana Hanaba’s interview with Professor Emeritus of Tartu University Ülo Vooglaid. Filosofiya Osvity. Philosophy of Education, 29(2), 210–218. https://doi.org/10.31874/2309-1606-2023-29-2-14

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