Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University Bulletin, 2015, No.6, pp.27-33

Relationship of integrity and understanding in training

Breytigam E. K. 1 (Barnaul, Russian Federation)
1 Altai State Pedagogical University, Barnaul, Russian Federation

The article presents the different interpretations of the categories of “integrity” and “understanding” in the modern didactics. The aim of the article is to identify those aspects of the categories, which are appropriate in the humanistic education. The author proves that the relationship between the didactic phenomena of “integrity” and “understanding” is based on the logical and meaningful links within academic content, relying on and developing the subjective experience of learners, disclosing the meaning of a semiotic system of information and interpretation. It is noted that the achievement of integrity and understanding in teaching is an important condition of formation of semantic sphere in learning and learner’s personal development and contributes to conscious acquisition of knowledge and skills. Particular attention is drawn to such type of understanding as "insightful understanding", which is based on deep mental activity of students, their intuition and creative efforts. Insightful understanding facilitates the integration of rational and the intuitive experience of learners and provides new opportunities for interpreting and creating an internal image of new facts, concepts, and holistic understanding of academic content. Thus, insightful understanding of academic content in many respects will overcome formalism in education and will be an important factor in the development of individuals in the educational process


awareness; types of understanding; integrity; subjective experience; training; comprehension of academic content; insightful understanding of academic content

For citation:
Breytigam E. K. Relationship of integrity and understanding in training. Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University Bulletin, 2015, no. 6, pp. 27–33. DOI:

  1. Bondarevskaya E. V. Humanitarian methodology of the science of pedagogy. Education. 2012,
    no. 7, pp. 3–13. (In Russian)
  2. Bershadskiy M. E. Understand as pedagogical category. (Monitoring cognition: whether the student understands what studies?) Moscow, Teaching Search Publ., 2004, 176 p. (In Russian)
  3. Brudnyi A. A. Psychological hermeneutics. Moscow, Labyrinth Publ., 1998, 336 p. (In Russian)
  4. Bruner J. Culture Education. (eds.) L. V. Trubitsyna, A. V. Solovyov. Moscow, Education Publ., 2006, 223 p. (In Russian)
  5. Zakirova A. F. Hermeneutic interpretation of the pedagogical knowledge. Pedagogy. 2004, no. 1, pp. 32–42. (In Russian)
  6. Lyashenko E. I. The integrity of the analysis of the educational material in mathematics. Problems of the theory and practice of teaching mathematics: Collection of scientific papers presented at the international conference “56th Gertsenovskie read”. (ed.) V. V. Orlova. Saint Petersburg, RSPU named A. I. Herzen Publ., 2003, pp. 18–22. (In Russian)
  7. Preparation of the teacher of mathematics: Innovative Approaches. (ed.) V. D. Shadrikova. Moscow, Gardariki Publ., 2002, 383 p. (In Russian)
  8. Choshanov M. A. America is learning to count: innovation in school mathematics SSHA. Riga, Latvia, Experiment Publ., 2001, 212 p. (In Russian)
  9. Leontiev D. A. Psychology of meaning: the nature, structure and dynamics of the sense of reality. Moscow, Meaning Publ., 2003, 487 p. (In Russian)
  10. Breytigam E. K. Methods smyslopoiskovogo learning the basic concepts of mathematical analysis (organization understands the assimilation of mathematical analysis). Barnaul, Barnaul State Pedagogical University Publ., 2007, 141 p. (In Russian)
  11. Losev A. F. Philosophy. Mythology. Culture. Moscow, Politizdat Publ., 1991, 525 p. (In Russian)
  12. Artemyeva E. J. Fundamentals of psychology of subjective semantics. (ed.) I. B. Hanin. Moscow, Science Publ.; Meaning Publ., 1999, 350 p. (In Russian)
  13. Zinchenko V. P. Psychological bases of pedagogy (Psycho-pedagogical bases of construction of system of developing training Elkonin – Davydov). Moscow, Gardariki Publ., 2002, 431 p. (In Russian)
  14. Znakov V. V. The existential experience and comprehension of how to understand the methodological problems of psychology. Man. Community. Control. 2014, no. 3, pp. 67–82. (In Russian)
  15. Znakov V. V. Psychology understanding: Issues prospects. Moscow, Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Psychology Publ., 2005, 448 p. (In Russian)
Date of the publication 20.12.2015