ARPHA Proceedings 1: 937-943, doi: 10.3897/ap.1.e0891
Profession-Oriented Blogging as the Optimal Teaching Tool for the Development of Students’ Professional Language Competence
expand article infoAndrey A. Gareyev, Olga F. Shikhova, Yuri A. Shikhov
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The relevance of the research given in this paper is due to the need for more widespread use of information and communication technologies focused on developing the university students’ professional language competence as well as encouraging their independent work. The purpose of this article is to present a model and a technology of the organization of independent student work based on profession-oriented blogging in English. A number of components of this model are described in the paper: a set of approaches (activity, learner-centred, thesaurus, qualimetric) and conditions with which the given technology must be implemented. The scientific-based structure of professional language competence is also proposed by the authors. In order to test this model and the technology based on it, two teaching experiments have been conducted where the university students were asked to keep their profession-oriented blogs in English. The results of these experiments indicate the need for the implementation of our solutions in teaching processes and stimulate students’ intrinsic motivation towards the effective organization of their independent work. Finally, the relevance of our research is discussed in the context of solving two major issues: the replication crisis and the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
profession-oriented blogging, professional language competence, blog, independent student work