ARPHA Proceedings 3: 183-197, doi: 10.3897/ap.2.e0183
Cultural Universals as a Means of Common Human Values Assimilation in Foreign Language Learning
expand article infoPavel A. Baklanov, Dmitry O. Zhdanov
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The relevance of the work is due to the fact that a university graduate must be proficient in a foreign language as a means of communication in the context of a cultures and civilizations dialogue in the modern information environment. They must have universal value orientations and the world culture assimilation motivation. The cultural universals in the educational process contribute to the humanistic educational environment, the culture erudition high level and a stable positive attitude to universal human values constituting the basis of the world culture. Pedagogic artistic aids (artistry component) used in foreign language teaching are aimed at assimilating the cultural human values to which a person is involved in the process of life and education.The purpose of this study is to justify and experimentally test the effectiveness of the extra artistic component application for the universal values positive attitudes formation and the assimilation in foreign language training by means of active learning forms. The main research methods are pedagogical experiment, monitoring, testing, and statistical method for the processing of the research results. The experiment involved 62 first-year students of the Automechanical faculty in Naberezhnye Chelny Institute located in the Republic of Tatarstan, aged 17-19. On the whole, we consider that the artistic component with humanistic orientation including means of ethnopedagogy, poems and popular songs, revealing cultural universals, reflects the mankind spiritual and moral priorities, people’s attitude to reality and introduces students to other and their own cultures in foreign language learning. It is based on the needs of students, meets the curriculum scientific and pedagogical requirements and characterized by: the communicative cognitive emotional and practical training aspects integration; artistic education means, reflecting cultural universals; a variety of agon learning forms.
cultural universals, artistic component, assimilation, creativity, universal values, sayings, educational activities, humanistic orientation, means of ethnopedagogy, agon principle