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2015 | 5(49) | 422-431

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Worldview education in conditions of modern educational space of higher education institution

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The article deals with worldview education in conditions of modern society. Under the worldview education the author understands developing future teachers on the basis of various forms of social and individual experience of holistic understanding of the world and person himself that enables the person not only to navigate in the environment and in himself, but in a certain way to organize and consciously harmonize his relationships with nature and other people, to take a certain stance. Worldview education provides the spiritual development of a personality, it accelerates social maturation, contributes to his/her conscious self-determination, the formation of deep, substantial, persistent, and at the same time the most secret (existential) structures of the personality, which ensures its integrity, integrating with various manifestations of its activity on the basis of understanding of the meaning and purpose of human life. In addition, this education combines academic and educational functions and is universal, compulsory for every person regardless of his profession or occupation. As a factor of socialization, worldview education have to promote absorption of the most valuable social experience focused in the worldview by which the person is aware of his/her close connection with the world and the existence of humanity, assimilates the most common, worked out in the process of development of human culture evaluation criteria that give him/her the opportunity to assess modernity “from the point of view of eternity”, and the principles of activity that make it possible to make the right decisions and the right choices in any situation. It is stressed that in the process of formation of the outlook the person becomes aware of the meaning and purpose of his/her life, determines his/her life program, the path, the most fundamental values and guidelines. Taking into account the fact mentioned, the formation of a person’s worldview can be seen as the highest level of his/her spiritual formation and development. Besides, worldview education is intended to perform the role of a catalyst of socialization, a factor that accelerates the achievement of his/her social maturity. Contributing to the determination of a person, the worldview education at the same time helps him/her become self-organized self-programmed and self-controlled being the conscious subject of his/her own life.



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