Information and Digital Competence as a Key Demand of Modern Ukrainian Education




Digital Competence, Information Competence, Key Competence, Students


Nowadays, digitalization in education is a digital transformation that is not a trend but a requirement of the times. Thus, the main task of teaching is the introduction of digital technologies, which provide education improvement, accessibility and efficiency, training the young generation for life in the digital society. Digital technologies are changed, in turn, it requires students and teachers to improve their knowledge, skills and to focus on the development. Information and digital competence in the education process helps teachers to teach the content effectively using the latest means that contribute to the achievement of the best results. With the development of key competencies, as an information and digital one, there is an urgent need to form it in the process of learning.

The article is devoted to the problem of analyzing the meaning of the term “information and digital competence” in the conditions of modern Ukrainian education.

The purpose of the article is to explore the term “information and digital competence” in scientific and pedagogic literature.

To achieve the purpose the general theoretical scientific methods are used such as analysis, synthesis and systematization of researchers’ works as for terms: “competence”, “information competence”, “digital competence”, “information and digital competence”; logical-systemic, problem-targeted, comparative analyses as for theoretical basics of components of information and digital competence.

There are some research results. The detailed analysis of terms that are related to the definition “information and digital competence” is made, and the stages of their development are considered. The particular attention is paid to the main competencies for learning.

Based on the analysis of scientific and pedagogical literature, we can conclude that the information and digital competence of specialists in various fields is an urgent issue in pedagogical science.


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Author Biography

Anastasiia Chernenko, H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Ph.D. Student of Department of Pedagogy, H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine.


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How to Cite

Chernenko, A. (2021). Information and Digital Competence as a Key Demand of Modern Ukrainian Education. Educational Challenges, 26(2), 38-51.