The article introduces the phenomenon of pedagogical convergence. It appeared as a result of global changes that convergent technologies triggered in science, technology, economy, society, and culture. The research objective was to identify the basic principles and conditions for the formation and implementation of pedagogical convergence in domestic and foreign higher education. The authors analyzed domestic and foreign approach to convergence in pedagogical theory and practice, as well as developed an interdisciplinary methodology for studying this phenomenon. Pedagogical convergence outstrips the needs of society in training highly qualified specialists able to deal with technological convergence in all aspects of human activity. Therefore, higher education institutions need to teach their students to develop, borrow, and adapt convergent technologies. This study contributes to the development of pedagogical science in terms of theoretical comprehension of the phenomenon of pedagogical convergence. The new methodology can help to train university graduates who are familiar with the latest achievements of global science and are able to borrow new convergent technologies and adapt them for the needs of their professional activity.
higher education system, interdisciplinary approach, principles, conditions, professional activity, interpersonal interaction, teamwork
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