Introduction. The problem of identifying the role of contemporary art thesauri in the teaching profession development has become aggravated in the context of global socio-economic changes, apparently irreversible after the COVID-19 pandemic. Contemporary art, actively exploring the reality of the digital age, makes it possible to comprehend the essence of the new in education, clearly see the ideal of a person who is in demand by the society of the 2020s, and choose a way to overcome the crisis of the teaching profession, which is no longer limited by the framework of person-to-person duality but is fundamentally open due to technology.
The research purpose is to generalize scientific ideas for the study of contemporary art thesauri as a tool for developing the teaching profession in the cultural-educational space of the 21st century.
The research methodology includes the thesaurus, interdisciplinary and integrated approaches; identification and systematization of units of knowledge about contemporary art through thesauri influencing the development of the profession of a teacher. The use of a thesaurus approach made it possible to identify and systematize units of knowledge about contemporary art and its educational opportunities that coincide in one way or another. An interdisciplinary approach showed the mechanism of integrating disciplines studied by future teachers with the space of modern artistic culture. An integrated approach was used to view contemporary art as a hierarchical system of a high degree of complexity in specific historical and psychological aspects.
The research results contain a generalized description of the process of integrating contemporary art into education: the transition from a teacher’s professionalism to transprofessionalism through the introduction into the widespread practice of approaches that have resulted from the activities of representatives of creative professions; increasing the significance of a teacher as an organizer of cultural activities in the context of distance learning, with the emergence of new professional roles; the formation of concepts reflecting the commonality of thinking of a teacher and an author of artworks.
Findings. Contemporary art thesauri help pedagogical education get to a higher level due to a new understanding of the profession of a teacher: as developing from professionalism to transprofessionalism through the assimilation of knowledge about the formation of a professional in the art sphere (“alien” becomes “own”), focused on organizing students’ cultural activities using distance technologies and new professional roles, explaining itself in terms of pedagogy and art.
The field of application of research findings is the improvement of educational programs at all education levels (from the preschool establishment to university) in accordance with the requirements of state standards.
Keywords: contemporary art, thesaurus approach, values of education, professional training of a teacher, aesthetic education in higher education
For Reference: Kalinina, L. Yu., Ivanov, D. V., & Nikitin, N. A. (2021). Contemporary art thesauri in the context of the teaching profession development. Perspektivy nauki i obrazovania – Perspectives of Science and Education, 53 (5), 32-47. doi: 10.32744/pse.2021.5.3
Information about the authors:
Larisa Yu. Kalinina (Russia, Samara) - Associate Professor, PhD in Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor of Preschool Education Department. Samara State Social and Pedagogical University. E-mail: email@example.com. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0034-0262 Dmitry V. Ivanov (Russia, Samara) - Associate Professor, PhD in Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor of Pedagogy and Psychology Department. Samara State Social Pedagogical University. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. ORCID ID: 0000-0003-3768-7523 Nikolai A. Nikitin (Russia, Samara) - Researcher of the research part. Samara State Social Pedagogical University. E-mail: email@example.com. ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1387-2556