Intercultural studies in the university community in the focus on social cohesion development



Ключові слова:

cognitive focus, cultural diversity, intercultural studies, social cohesion, organized society, university community


The present article continues the cycle of social cohesion re-
search in education and society. In order to research the main principles
of organized society, the main foundations of social cohesion and their ap-
plications in the educational sphere are very important. The main goal
of the article is to consider the intercultural aspect of social cohesion and
to provide intercultural study in the university community. This study
starts with the 눿rst diagnostics of the cognitive focuses of intercultural
communications in the university community of the National Pedagogical
Dragomanov University. Cultural diversity is considered the foundation
and the central part of intercultural studies. The purpose of the study is
to provide a conceptualization of cognitive focuses in intercultural commu-
nications, to determine the actual level of intercultural competence, to test
the author’s questionnaire, and to determine the further steps for enhanc-
ing intercultural communications in the educational community. Methods
that were used in the study are the author’s questionnaire, math analyt-
ics, etc. There were 272 persons interviewed at the National Pedagogical
Dragomanov University, namely 230 students and 42 teachers. According
to the research results, the level of intercultural competence of students
and teachers is relatively high, and all indicators are above average, which
positively characterizes the attitude of students and teachers of the uni-
versity to other cultures, their perception of other cultures, tolerance and
willingness to cooperate and combine cultural activities. This is impor-
tant at this time, because Ukraine is on the path to European integration,
bravely defending its own choice, where one of the main values is respect
and acceptance of cultural diversity.


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