INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AS A TOOL OF SUPPORTING INTERACTION IN THE MODERN GLOBALIZED FAMILY

Keywords: ICT, globalized family, digital humanistic pedagogy of open education, teacher training, child support

Abstract

The article highlights the role of information and communication technologies in supporting the integrity of modern globalized family, whose members are separated by significant geographical distances. The authors of the study propose to use the definition “globalized family” referring to a family whose members, while being remote from one another, maintain contacts through ICT. A mixed methodology, combining qualitative and quantitative approaches, was selected to conduct the study. The survey was conducted to quantify the use of ICT as a means of supporting the interaction of members in the modern Polish (92 people) and Ukrainian (88 people) families. The narrative interview method was used to conduct a qualitative analysis of the role of ICT in supporting the virtual unity of members of contemporary European families. The conducted research showed that the typologically related results for the recipients from Polish and Ukrainian groups were: causes of labor migration (difficult economic situation of families); daily use of various web messengers, electronic social networks, mobile phones to maintain contact with family members; the desire to participate in the school life of children through ICT. Using ICT for the indirect contacts based on various possibilities of communication creates new virtual reality of communication and even family life organization. The realization of the research was in accordance with the signed agreement on scientific and pedagogical cooperation between the University of Jan Kochanowski in Kielce (Poland) and the Institute of Information Technologies and Learning Tools of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine. The article provides recommendations for teacher trainers to create a blended open learning environment through ICT that would enable active virtual contact between teachers, students and their parents. Implementation of the course on digital humanistic pedagogy of open education into the pre-service and in-service teacher training programs for the development of digital, communicative, collaborative and creative skills enables effective pedagogical interaction in formal and non-formal education.

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Author Biographies

Valerii Bykov, Institute of Information Technologies and Learning Tools of NAES of Ukraine

Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Academician of NAES of Ukraine, Director

Izabela Kieltyk-Zaborowska, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce

PhD in Philology

Mariya Leshchenko, Institute of Information Technologies and Learning Tools of NAES of Ukraine

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Leading Researcher

Larysa Tymchuk, Ivan Chernyakhovsky National University of Defense of Ukraine

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Leading Researcher, Leading Researcher at the Scientific and  Methodical Center

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Published
2020-10-28
Section
ICT to support psychological and educational research