Do Humanitarians Need Exact Sciences? Looking Into Modern Russian Educational Standards


The article deals with the problems of the formation of mathematical and ICT competencies of humanities students on the basis of FSES3++, in which the principle of free choice of the disciplines and their content by universities is implemented. The authors ask the question: do future teachers need exact sciences for development in their profession, and do the requirements of modern educational standards provide the formation of such competencies? The authors are finding an answer by analyzing modern requirements for the profession, taking into account the total digitalization and the transformation of socio-economic systems and the content of education embedded in modern higher education programs. The article presents data from the modern labor market's study, confirming the increasing demands for such skills as digital literacy, analysis, critical thinking, ability to solve complex problems. Also the authors present the results of a comparative analysis of the list of mathematical and ICT competencies, in particular, in the pedagogical areas of training, included in the educational standards of the two latest generations, and their influence on the content of basic educational programs. Significant contradictions between the trends traced in the content of modern standards concerning the mentioned competencies, and social order for young specialists, formed on the basis of the requirements of employers and life itself, were revealed. The results are especially important on the eve of professional standards’ updates, which are to improve the quality of education according to the State Strategic Program for the Development of Education in Russia.

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Rodkina, O. Y., & Nikolskaya, V. A. (2022). Do Humanitarians Need Exact Sciences? Looking Into Modern Russian Educational Standards. In & I. Savchenko (Ed.), Freedom and Responsibility in Pivotal Times, vol 125. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 331-338). European Publisher.