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Pedagogy and education

Development of critical thinking in the process of teaching a foreign language to students of non-linguistic specialty
Glavan Anna Andreevna

PhD in Philology

associate professor of the Department of Linguistics and Translation Studies at Surgut State University

628400, Russia, Khanty-Mansiiskii avtonomnyi okrug, g. Surgut, pr. Lenina, 1, kab. 315

Gramma Dar'ya Viktorovna

PhD in Philology

Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Langauges at Surgut State University

628400, Russia, Khanty-Mansiiskii avtonomnyi okrug, g. Surgut, ul. Pr. Lenina, 1, kab. 402



Critical thinking relates to the ability of a person to think independently and make the right decisions. Nowadays, the introduction of abilities of critical thinking is regarded as one of the purposes of university studies. In the article, the experience of practical applying the technology of development of critical thinking of students of non-linguistic specialties in the process of studying a foreign language is described. The subject of the study: a process of teaching a foreign language in university as a tool for developing the critical thinking of students. On the first stage, the level of development of critical thinking was analyzed in order to study the level of the development of critical thinking in the process of teaching a foreign language. The research method was the observation of students' communicative activity. On the second stage, there was created and realized a foreign language learning system, based on the technology of critical thinking, which lasted for a term. On the third stage - in order to re-diagnose the level of development of the activity component of critical thinking and evaluation of results - were used such methods as monitoring the work of students in foreign language classes and the method of statistical analysis. The conclusions of the conducted research provide valuable information for improving the technology of the development of critical thinking strategies in the process of teaching a foreign language to students of non-linguistic specialty. The authors emphasize the necessity of implementation of a given technology referring to the demands of Russian Federation state educational standards of higher education on specialty "Software engineering". Information, received in the process of diagnosing of the level of development of indicators of critical thinking among future IT-specialists, indicates the effectiveness of the proposed technology. 

Keywords: stage of understanding, stage of challenge, analysis, university, teaching, non-linguistic specialty, foreign language, critical thinking, technology, stage of reflection



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