Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on the English Language in Ukrainian Context, November 2020  Pp. 124-131
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/elt3.11

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Interdisciplinary Approach to Modeling in Teaching English for
Specific Purposes in the Ukrainian Context 

Svitlana Fedorenko
Department of Theory, Practice and Translation of the English Language,
Faculty of Linguistics, National Technical University of Ukraine
“Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”,
Kyiv, Ukraine

Svitlana Kolomiiets
Department of Theory, Practice and Translation of the English Language,
Faculty of Linguistics, National Technical University of Ukraine
“Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”,
Kyiv, Ukraine

Yana Tikan
Department of Theory, Practice and Translation of the English Language,
Faculty of Linguistics, National Technical University of Ukraine
“Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”,
Kyiv, Ukraine 

Oleksiy Tsepkalo,
Department of English for Technical Sciences, Faculty of Linguistics,
National Technical University of Ukraine
“Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”,
Kyiv, Ukraine

 

 

Abstract:
The article highlights exploiting modeling in the interdisciplinary educational process at a modern technical university in Ukraine. The focus of the study is to consider the interdisciplinary approach to modeling in teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP) to develop technical students‘ strategic competence as the cognitive ability to intervene in solving various problems. The methodology involves the complex of complementary methods: analysis of psychological and pedagogical sources on the issue under study; the observation of the educational process, and monographic practice (interpreting the results obtained in a coherent, logical perspective); generalization and systematization of the collaboration between the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and the Faculty of Linguistics of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (after this officially abbreviated name – Igor Sikorsky KPI) on implementing the model of interdisciplinary interaction to develop students strategic competence through producing secondary sci-tech texts in the course of preparing their qualifying papers. The suggested interdisciplinary model covers three stages of realization: initial stage (activates knowledge in the subject area transferred to the foreign language environment), cognitive-communicative stage (activates the cognitive processes to develop the levels of thinking within the framework of Blooms taxonomy), and communicative-productive stage (develops communicative strategies for writing abstracts of patent documents in English).
Keywords: English for Specific Purposes, interdisciplinary approach, modeling, strategic competence, technical students.

Cite as:  Fedorenko, S., Kolomiiets, S., Tikan, Y., & Tsepkalo, O.  (2020). Interdisciplinary Approach to Modeling in Teaching English for Specific Purposes in the Ukrainian Context. Arab World English JournalSpecial Issue on English in Ukrainian Context. 124 -131.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/elt3.11

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Svitlana Fedorenko is a professor at the Department of Theory, Practice and Translation of the
English Language. She gained her degree in Habilitated Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences from the
National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine. Her research interests include: modern
trends in higher education, intercultural communication, cross-cultural education.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8517-9975