Cognitive-humanistic approach in philosophy of education allows us to allocate a point of unity between human and cognitive direction in education philosophy. The study of modern educational humanistic direction peculiarities shows us that a development of personal cognitive abilities of an individual in terms of modern society forms the foundation of a pupil´s spiritual potential which serves as a basis of his personal self-development. An association of cognitive and humanistic approach to the problems of education is in the conclusion that an intellect and intellectual abilities represent humanistic values of education. An orientation of a person´s intellectual abilities towards self-cognition leads to a humanization of education and is aimed for a realization of a man´s spiritual nature.
A further development of education practice, based on cognitive-humanistic approach depends on a presence in the educational system of the corresponding terms for such subject mastering that includes both training to apprehend a nature of objects and training to apprehend thinking. Even so a humanization of education does not mean formal inclusion of social science or human knowledge into it, but also mastering a reflective thinking style.
The basis of self-cognition is in the reflective nature of thinking that requires training of mind clearness and individual thinking and is represented in scientific knowledge as methodological reflex. A thinking cognition implies inclusion of methodological knowledge that is necessary for realized concordance of a person, intellect and soul, balanced, stable human genesis into education content [G.V. Allport, 1998]. In terms of transforming society realization of cognitive-humanistic approach in education starts with an alteration in attitude towards a subject of educational-training activity and, as we have showed, with the development of his ability to sensibly use cognitive methods in order to achieve his own stable personal developmet.
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The work was submitted to International Scientific Conference «Innovative technologies in the higher and vocational training», Spain (Costa del Azaar), 2-9 August 2011, came to the editorial office on 09.06.2011.