Interdisciplinary Approach as One of the Most Effective Approaches of Teaching Philosophical Disciplines (Overview of International Internships in the Scientific-Educational Program “Philosophy & Economics” at the University of Bayreuth, Germany).

: 63-66
Received: March 14, 2020
Accepted: March 29, 2020
Lviv Polytechnic National University

The purpose of the overview is to illustrate the didactic, pedagogical, scientific aspects of the relevance of an interdisciplinary approach in teaching philosophical disciplines, using the example of the Master’s and Bachelor’s Programs «Philosophy & Economics» at the University of Bayreuth in Germany.

The organizational structure and educational process of the «Philosophy & Economics» educational program are briefly explained, and the working programs of the basic educational subjects are analyzed. The focus is on the disciplines of the philosophical cycle. Based on analysis, the author concludes that, firstly, the multidisciplinary approach broadens the scope of philosophical analytics and basic research tasks, and defines the purpose of their application. Secondly, the usage of an interdisciplinary approach contributes to a clear definition of the heuristic role of philosophical disciplines in the educational process. In particular, it is about growing so called “soft skills” (critical thinking, creative thinking, communicativeness etc.) as well as “enhancing” students’ professional competencies (developing analytical and strategic thinking, managerial skills, oratorical skills etc). Thirdly, the teaching of philosophical disciplines on the basis of an interdisciplinary approach may be relevant in the context of modern university education in Ukraine, as it will strengthen the humanitarian component in certain spheres of human activity” economics, business, management, information technologies, artificial intelligence, which will contribute to their efficiency and security. 

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