Main Article Content
The article outlines the main results of the pedagogical research dedicated to an architect’s information culture formation. Based on the analysis of scientific literature and educational experience the structure of an architect’s information culture is determined; directions and prospects of ICT use while training architects, as well as features and principles of architects’ information culture formation at higher schools, objectives and content of architects’ ICT-training are specified; the system of future architects’ information culture formation at higher schools is constructed and the pedagogical conditions aimed at its realization are substantiated. An architect’s information culture is a knowledge of the information modeling laws, computer-aided design, information message and professional communication rules, ICT-competence possession, as well as awareness of the extent and dynamics of information and resource systems of architecture, design and construction. The results of testing the complex technology of information culture formation are also revealed; the methodology of architects’ ICT-training is outlined. The article offers the ways of ensuring the continuity of applied ICT and professionally-oriented knowledge and skills; methods of didactic principles implementation while forming information culture; methods of combining traditional and innovative forms in architects’ training. To generate architects’ information culture, it is necessary to update traditional methods of education which are based on canons of academic education and introduce modern educational technologies, namely integrated study of computer science, computer modeling and computer-aided design; the use of electronic educational resources; project-based learning; students’ research.