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Sysoieva, S. (2017). Interdisciplinary research in the context of the development of educology. Osvitolohiya, 6, 26-30. doi: 10.28925/2226-3012.2017.6.2630

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Sysoieva Svetlana, 
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Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Full member (Academician) of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, Academician-Secretary of the Department of General Pedagogy and Philosophy of Education of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, 52-А Sichovykh Striltsiv Str., 04053 Kyiv, Ukraine, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The article shows that the widening of the subject field of modern pedagogy requires research that goes beyond the boundaries of discipline and acquires the features of inter- and multidisciplinarity; a new qualitative level of research in education can be provided on the principles of educology as a scientific direction of an integrated study of the field of education that focuses on objects and phenomena with a «rigid» and broad type of interdisciplinarity that goes beyond the established subject of pedagogy; the criterion for distinguishing pedagogical researches and studies in the field of educology (education sciences) is defined – «the type of interdisciplinary study». Pedagogical research in its essence always differs by the soft type of interdisciplinary, since the research of purely pedagogical phenomena and processes requires «narrow» interdisciplinarity: in such studies, the integration of close to the methodology and paradigms of scientific disciplines. Studies on education (education studies) can always be attributed to the «rigid» type of interdisciplinarity, since such studies have a «broad» interdisciplinarity: methods, concepts and / or theories of sciences that have little compatibility (philosophy of education, history of education, Cultural education education, education management, educational policy and educational law, economics of education, sociology of education, etc.). The stimulation of interdisciplinary research in education should take place through educational programs, the creation of various centers and the establishment of inter-institutional contacts, as well as the development of a financial policy to support such research, the creation of mechanisms for coordinating and supporting interdisciplinary projects in the field of education at the national and supranational levels. The leader in interdisciplinary research, according to most forecasts, will be social and humanitarian sciences as well as life sciences.

 Key words: educology;  interdisciplinary research;  pedagogical research;  type of the research interdisciplinarity.


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