The Competence-Based and Ethical Platform for Communication in Modern Education


The vibrant dynamics of the educational realm are interfused by polylingual and polycultural flows and it is important to define and model new competencies in       the opening decades of the third millennium. This article offers a survey of key competencies united by the concept of ”new  literacy”,  or a form of post literacy    that is designed to help students succeed in the information culture and education sphere of the twenty-first century. These include training in: educational and cognitive competence, laying the groundwork for further education with the help of foreign languages; existential competence, which content are Soft Skills vs. Hard Skills; competence of social interaction; intercultural competence; information ethics, modeling a certain image of behavior in online communication; and information literacy. Media education is viewed as a tool for the formation of general cultural competence. This article accentuates the key function of foreign language in modeling the key skills of the twenty-first century, where the language is positioned as a mandate into other cultures and other pictures of life. Teaching foreign languages draws on the competence-based approach, emphasizing digital citizenship,and increasing the share of autonomous learning activities in the paradigm of mobility, interactivity and edutainment.

Keywords: information culture and education, multimodal media and information literacy, teacher’s mission, transdisciplinarity

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