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"Philosophy of Education"

2009 year, number 2

THE ROLE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION IN FORMING THE INFORMATIONAL COMPETENCY

T. V. Khomchenko, N. I. Krune, I. L. Belenok
Keywords: informational competency, the competence approach, informational competencies, part-time and distance courses
Pages: 70-77

Abstract

The paper is dedicated to the problem of formation of informational competency of the students, studying in part-time and distance courses. It presents the analysis of papers, concerning definition of the following concepts: competence, competency, informational competence, and problems of the distance learning. Within this context, the importance of the problem of forming the informational competency of the students is described. The role of distance education in forming the informational competency is also considered. The author examines main ideas of the competence approach, its importance apart of knowledge-reference approach. This paper indicates the benefits of introducing the distance training IT-studying elements to the part-time educational form.