1 National Pedagogical Dragomanov University (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2 National Pedagogical Dragomanov University (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Received: 12 August 2022 / Accepted: 15 September 2022 / Published: 10 October 2022
As the Ukrainian educational system enters a critically important era, ever more swiftly plotting its course towards a European pedagogical paradigm, a paramount role should be assigned to the efforts of reorganizing and reforming of our educational establishments, from kindergartens to Ph.D. programs. Consequently, our educators on all levels require a clear, structured vision of the philosophy that will inspire, underpin and guide this successful impetus away from the ineffective and ideologyladen remnants of the post-Soviet system and towards embracing globally recognized values and educational principles at the heart of progressive responsible citizenship. At the same time, the authors wish to caution that in pursuing this path, our educational system (if we aim to raise and improve the scope and quality of civic engagement) cannot simply change one set of overarching markers for another but must undertake an incremental approach to building up the general level of democratic, political and social awareness and adroitness.
Keywords: philosophy of education, inquiry-based learning, critical thinking, responsible citizenship, social development
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