Slovak Journal for Educational Sciences / Slovenský časopis pre pedagogické vedy

Inés Aguerrondová: Complex Knowledge and Education Competences.

The paper extends the perspective of educational thinking as far as to epistemological horizons of the contemporary science. Both the near future as well as the present days issues are conceived from the aspects of practical problems which the future generations will have to solve. Therefore, the importance of redefinition of competences is empha-sized, with connotations of acting, effectiveness, and efficiency. New thinking must be developed which will bridge the difference between knowing and acting, and which can be described with attributes such as systemic, complex and technologi-cal. This complex system comprises also ethical, social and environmental catego-ries. The model of competences implies that the distributed knowledge returns back to the community.

PEDAGOGIKA SK 2010, Vol. 1 (No. 3: 223-237)

Key words: school; knowledge; complexity; competences; curriculum; systemic thinking; knowledge society