Formation of social and information competence of adolescents by means of case technology

Anastasia Anichkina (Russia)

Preconditions of the presented research are the modern concepts of digital competences. Success of a modern person mainly depends on how well he is familiar with the skills of digital technologies. Significant influence of digital technologies on everyday life is obvious in education sphere. Continuous life-long-learning, interactive studies and textbooks, access to investigations and learning materials are the peculiar features of 21st century students. In this regard, the analysis of social and information competence is an important demand of modern society. Despite the fact that nearly each family at present has a computer, the use of Internet by children raises fears of parents and teachers. This can be explained as follows: Internet can be used for games and not for learning; in addition, an adolescent may be a victim of cyberbullying. This work is aimed at verification of the hypothesis that formation of social and information competence of adolescents is a predictor of socially efficient behavior in virtual environment. The obtained results demonstrated positive variation of the considered indicators. Despite the fact that more precise conclusion should be based on more expanded samplings, in general, the hypothesis of opportunities of this trend has been partially verified.