Maps for developing information competency of sportsman students in conditions of digital transformation


  • Natalia P. Tabachuk Pacific National University, Russian Federation
  • Natalia V. Sofronova I. Yakovlev Chuvash State Pedagogical University, Russian Federation
  • Anatolii E. Polichka Pacific National University, Russian Federation
  • Nadezhda A. Shulika Far Eastern State Transport University, Russian Federation
  • Elena V. Kadura Far Eastern State Transport University, Russian Federation



Sportsman students, Digital transformation, Mapping, Individual educational route, Information competency of students


The progress to "cloud-based learning" and transition to "personalized learning" occur within digital transformation of education. Within this context, the authors analyse regulatory documents and recommendations outlined by the professional, teaching, and psychological communities and making the research relevant. The research question put up in the paper is: how to plot maps for developing the information competency of students in conditions of digital transformation. Theoretical substantiation is presented for the following phenomena under study: digital transformation, mapping, individual educational path, the information competency of students. It is pointed out that mapping is the process of creating maps for reducing the unpredictability effect and solving the problem of choice, a way of visualization of the future, and a strategy of one's self-development. It is highlighted that the individual educational route is the authors' approach to self-fulfilment in the real and virtual world. They describe the approach to understanding the student information competency as the key meta-subject educational one. This competency consists of the cognitive, motivational, and activity-based components which are provided with details by students via "understanding", generating their own meanings, and enriching their subject experience. In the paper, the stages of pedagogical support and fulfilment of maps for developing the said competency are described, too: the ascertaining one, transforming, and analytical ones. The pedagogical experience of mapping is summed up which is associated with the students' plotting and fulfilling various types of maps outlined by the authors: subject maps, meta-subject (mental) maps, portfolio maps as the digital footprint, start-up maps. The total of various maps represents the databases and analytical methods of their research. For studying the former, the authors used the expert appraisal method and applied some psychological techniques. The principal research results can be summarized by the statement: in the period of digital transformation and the pandemic, maps have to be plotted for settling emotions in conditions of lockdown and uncertainty, for supporting the relevant student initiatives, and for shaping their profound unmistakable "digital footprint", which characterizes the students' high information competency development level.


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Tabachuk, N. P., Sofronova, N. V., Polichka, A. E., Shulika, N. A., & Kadura, E. V. (2021). Maps for developing information competency of sportsman students in conditions of digital transformation. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 16(3proc), S1293-S1307.