The creation of cognitive-active environments in a modern university
Abstract: This article develops a theoretical approach towards formation of cognitive-active learning environments, which possess an effective creative function along with the technologically complex content. The subject of this research is the models of creative environments that comprise the university’s epistemic-didactic basis in the conditions of advancement of knowledge society. The main theoretical questions of the study include: 1) differentiation of the terms “knowledge” and “information”; 2) combination of cognitive processes and environment within the concept of “creative space”; 3) design of structural-functional model of creative environment considering the first two dispositions. The interdisciplinary solution contains the methods of philosophical epistemology, theory of the inquiry-based learning, cognitive linguistics, social ontology, and theory of systems. The author suggests the differentiating criteria for the terms “knowledge” and “information”, which manifests as the basic principle of functioning of the creative environment. The article examines the theoretical content of the notion “generativity” applicable to the cognitive-active environments and learning process, which allows defining the creative space as the cognitive-generative system. The analysis is conducted on the perception of creative space within the scientific sources and information resource of a university. Based on the acquired results, the author highlights the three types of conceptualization of the creative space in the forms of environment, cognitive process, and process-environmental system; as well as demonstrates the advantages of the latter. Leaning on the original concept of generativity, the author develops the model of creative environment of a university, and the methodological approach towards its structural-functional analysis. The conclusion is made on the key role of creative system of a university in realization of its mission aimed at the advancement of the knowledge society.
Keywords: knowledge society, university, education, generativity, creative space, teaching, cognitive-active environment, knowledge and information, creative system, scientific and cognitive activity
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