Volume 13 No 2 (2021): International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education

Problems of Teaching Future Teachers of Humanities the Basics of Fuzzy Logic and Ways to Overcome Them

Ivan Bakhov, Yuliya Rudenko, Andriy Dudnik, Nelia Dehtiarova, Sergii Petrenko

DOI: 10.9756/INT-JECSE/V13I2.211127

Keywords: Fuzzy Logic, Fuzzy Sets, Linguistic Variables, Humanities Research, Teacher Education.


The rapid development of computer technology has led to the use of fuzzy set theory in the medical, financial, economic, commercial and other fields as one of the basic components of artificial intelligence. This is due to its universal mechanism designed to analyze research in the field of humanities research. The mathematical apparatus of fuzzy set theory allows them to be performed with unformalized data, and the development and improvement of information and communication technologies make it possible to automate this process. Unformalized, abstract, "blurred" statistics, which are difficult to analyze, are also common in pedagogy. But in pedagogical practice, fuzzy logic has not been widely used. The article proves the importance and expediency of teaching students, future teachers of computer science, skills in the application of fuzzy set theory. The ability to use the mechanisms of fuzzy logic in applied programs will allow future teachers in their further pedagogical activities to conduct multi-criteria analysis of various characteristics of their students, analysis of pedagogical methods, comprehensive assessment of competencies and more. The article presents the experience of teaching fuzzy set theory, the logic of teaching and its sequence, as well as the results of such training at a pedagogical university. The necessity of the step-by-step study of fuzzy set theory is proved - from acquaintance with its basic concepts, giving examples of its application in expert systems, neural networks and artificial intelligence systems to independent construction of fuzzy knowledge representation model, development of linguistic variables and use of spreadsheet or specialized programs. The results of the experimental introduction of the topic "Fuzzy model of knowledge representation" in a training course of computer disciplines are shown. Examination of learning outcomes reveals a positive attitude of the students toward mastering the skills of using fuzzy set theory and willingness to apply it in their further pedagogical activities.




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