Science for Education Today, 2019, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 40–51
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About the impact of digitalization of society on education in Kazakhstan

Ashilova M. S. 1 (Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan), Begalinov A. S. 2 (Almat, Republic of Kazakhstan), Begalinova K. K. 3 (Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan)
1 Department of Mass Communication, Ablai Khan Kazakh University of International Relations and Foreign Languages
2 International University of Information Technologies
3 Department of Philosophy, Al Farabi Kazakh National University
Abstract: 

Introduction. The article presents a research on some essential aspects of digitalization of society which is an irreversible global process and its impact on education in Kazakhstan. The purpose of the article is to reveal the main directions of digitalization of society which affect the development and modernization of education system in Kazakhstan.
Materials and Methods. The research methodology consists of general philosophical methods - analysis, comparison, generalization, abstraction, dialectical approach, the principle of historicism, value-semantic, analytical methods, system analysis, etc., which allow to consider the digitalization process of education as a socio-cultural phenomenon. To achieve the goal, a theoretical analysis of monographic and methodological works on the issues of digitalization of education was conducted.
Results. The authors understand education as a social phenomenon and a process of individual acquisition of culture which has developed throughout the course of human history in all the diversity of its forms. It has been revealed that the content of education reflects the state of society: the progress of society depends on quality of education. Therefore, modern education inevitably experience the influence of digitalization processes. The research focuses on the Kazakhstan education system in the context of digitalization of society and market economy. The analysis of the Digital Kazakhstan program has revealed the main directions of the influence of information communication technologies on the education system in general and higher education in particular. The authors emphasize that the main challenges of modern Kazakhstan education are determined by the post-industrial development of world community, which is characterized by the increasing role of science, technology, production of services, and information and communication technologies, etc.
Conclusions. It is proved that digitalization of society affects the development of education, determines the main directions and priorities for its modernization. It has been found that under the influence of digitalization there are changes in the content, essence, and forms of education in Kazakhstan. On the other hand, the analysis of the Digital Kazakhstan and National Platform for Open Education programs identified the need for flexible synthesis of traditional and innovative approaches to contemporary education.

Keywords: 

Globalization; Informatization of society; Digitalization of education; Innovative technologies; Educational system; Competencies

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About the impact of digitalization of society on education in Kazakhstan

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Ashilova M. S., Begalinov A. S., Begalinova K. K. About the impact of digitalization of society on education in Kazakhstan. Science for Education Today, 2019, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 40–51. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15293/2658-6762.1906.03
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Date of the publication 31.12.2019