The article raises the problem of optimal combination of innovative and traditional forms of teaching philosophy in a technical University. The necessity of using the forms of teaching that evoke mental and creative abilities is affirmed. The danger of abuse of visual forms of presentation of material and the need for verbal forms that promote the development of abstract thinking is stated. Some innovative educational techniques that have been successfully tested in the course of teaching courses in philosophy, culture studies, philosophy of science and technology are presented. It is emphasized that the law of natural artificiality of man, which was formulated by H. Plessner, is also valid in the field of Humanities education. However, technical means should be used in this area only to achieve the main goal-the formation of a human personality.
Key words: education in humanities, innovative techniques, visual and verbal means, computer technologies, educational game, presentation, natural artificiality law.