Developing Legal Competence in Junior Bachelors: Prospects of Distance Learning


  • Olena Lıtınska Izmail State Humanitarian University
  • Irina Ryzhenko Kherson State Agrarian and Economic University
  • Liudmila Sımontseva Kherson State Agrarian and Economic University
  • Olha Pravotorova Kherson State Agrarian and Economic University
  • Tetiana Lıen Kherson State Agrarian and Economic University
  • Nataliia Novak Kherson State Agrarian and Economic University



Postmodern conflict, student readiness, relational ethics, legal competence, information technologies


The article shows how distance learninginfluences the development of legal competence in junior bachelors (those awarded certificates of complete general secondary education). The article aims toconsider the postmodern tendencies when developing legal competenceand how they can be practically usedin Ukraine. Also, it is crucial to model and experimentally verify the effectiveness of distance learning in developing legal competence in junior bachelors. To this end, research methods include theoretical and practical ones with some elements of an experiment (a two-year (two academic semesters) pilot experiment involving first-year junior bachelors (a short cycle) from Izmail State University for the Humanities). The results from the validation of a research-based approach have statisticallyconfirmedits effectiveness in terms of junior bachelors’ levels of legal competence developed during distance learning. This allows one to conclude about a positive influence of pedagogical resources of distance learning on the development of legal competence in junior bachelors. The obtained findings can be of interest to both research and teaching staff from higher education institutions. The international relevance of the article lies in the possibility of using these findings to resolve postmodern contradictions of legal education in developing countries, as well as in identifying the needs and readiness of law students in uncertain multimodal social conditions.


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How to Cite

Lıtınska, O., Ryzhenko, I., Sımontseva, L., Pravotorova, O., Lıen, T., & Novak, N. (2022). Developing Legal Competence in Junior Bachelors: Prospects of Distance Learning. Revista Romaneasca Pentru Educatie Multidimensionala, 14(4), 353-371.



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