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DOI: 10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2016/B13/S03.097

PEDAGOGICAL CONDITIONS FOR IDENTITY FORMATION OF HIGHER SCHOOL STUDENTS VIA FOREIGN LANGUAGE

A. Khusainova, E. Zhuravleva, M. Kudravtseva, R. Mardanshina
Thursday 29 September 2016 by Libadmin2016

References: 3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2016, www.sgemsocial.org, SGEM2016 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-72-8 / ISSN 2367-5659, 24-31 August, 2016, Book 1 Vol. 3, 743-750 pp, DOI: 10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2016/B13/S03.097

ABSTRACT
The authors investigate the importance of identity formation of university students through foreign language learning. The research emphasizes person’s qualities as the criterion for evaluating the level of identity development. Personality-molding, culture- and activity- oriented principles are presented in this paper.
The combination of theoretical and empirical methods was used for the research (observation, questionnaire survey, interviewing, and analysis of the best pedagogical practices).
The development of foreign language teaching and learning materials alongside with the use of active methods of teaching plays a significant role in the process of students’ upbringing. Among the conditions stipulating efficient identity formation the authors focus on: the integration of students’ research projects and learning process; scientific approach and independence; the choice of teaching materials content and ways of its utilizing; personal contribution of parties involved in pedagogical process to the solution of tasks; free communication and exchange of experience. Such methods of teaching as business games, role-playing, case studies, round-table discussions, training sessions, brainstorming, using IT technologies are the most efficiently applied under the conditions mentioned above, and present the authors’ findings. The result of research is the integrative technology covering three blocks (analytical, search and information, and performance). The outcome of the investigation on identity formation has been reflected in the textbooks developed by the Department of Foreign Languages in the sphere of Economics, Business and Finance (Kazan Federal University).

Keywords: identity, foreign language teaching and learning, pedagogical conditions.