The soul of a human of digital culture: psychological aspects of teaching

[Speaker] Myamesheva, Galiya:1
[Co-author] Mynbayeva, Aigerim:1, Kindikbayeva, Kamshat:1
1:Affiliations Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan)

Professor Gary Small (USA) believes that high-tech environment transforms the human brain.
High-tech revolution has its advantages: increased reaction rate, improved attention, data
processing acceleration, intelligence development, rapid decision-making. The downsides
include fragmentary thinking, inability to concentrate and to think abstractly, loneliness and
difficulties in face-to-face communication, superficial and short-term memory, "digital fog." To
prevent painful digital addiction Professor Alex Suchzhon-Kim Pang offers the practice of
"contemplative computing." Youth education should take into account the pros and cons of
high-tech revolution. IT technologies must be balanced with interactive "machine-free" training
technologies. A study was conducted among 60 Kazakhstani students of socio-humanistic and
natural sciences aged 19 to 34 years. Education using mixed technologies is supported by 28% of
the students, 36% are in favor of teaching with IT-technologies, teaching without IT-
technologies is welcomed by 36%. Most respondents - 85% - are aware of the preventive
measures of digital addiction.
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