Simulative meanings of modern education

  • I. G. Utyuzh Zaporizhzhya National University
Keywords: education system, simulacra, postmodernism, discourse, paradigm


The paper analyzes the features of the virtual learning based on «simulacra» theory developed in the philosophy of postmodernism. Establishing contradictions between traditional pedagogy and innovative process of virtual learning necessitates conceptualizing of «virtual pedagogy» as a special system of pedagogical tools and technologies that are implemented with high activity in the modern education system.The main content of the innovation processes is making changes to traditional, established systems and progressive experience which became widespread. Virtualization of processes in education goes beyond the innovation process, as it is treated in the literature on education. In modern pedagogical science it is an introduction of the new to objectives, contents, methods and forms of training and education, the organization of joint activity of the teacher and the student. It is a progressive start in the development of a university. It is the use of information technology, including virtual learning tools associated with the decision of cardinal issues in the methodology of science in general, and in the philosophy of education in particular. And here postmodernism manifests itself with a particular force. Its credo – the approval of conditional, never to the end identified specific contextual nature of any discourse. Not by accident that the works of researchers note that the advent of the Internet is due to the spread of the values of postmodernism, its philosophical and ideological and anthropological specificity.

Author Biography

I. G. Utyuzh, Zaporizhzhya National University
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor


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How to Cite
Utyuzh, I. (2014). Simulative meanings of modern education. Grani, 17(7), 11-15. Retrieved from