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About Teaching English Writing and Composition in the Active Technology-Enhanced Environment (on the Material of an Experimental Project)

Journal: Mechanics, Materials Science & Engineering Journal (Vol.12, No. 1)

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Keywords : project method; interactive environment; collaborative (team) work; constructivist theory; active student-centered learning; teaching process intensifying; skills;

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This paper regards different aspects of project method applying in teaching English writing and composition in the active technology-enhanced environment in higher schools. The authors describe their impressions of a joint multi-stage experimental research, carried out in Ball State University (Muncie, USA) in the frame of ILS (Interactive Learning Space) project. In this connection a special attention is paid to such problematic aspects as: interactive environment and , in particular, specially equipped node type classrooms configuration using in special subjects teaching; collaborative projects implementing advantages and disadvantages; students` team work organizing and supervising; assignments, tasks and exercises specially aimed at active students` learning working out; scholars` wide using their own electronic devices stimulating and real advantages in higher schools classrooms, etc. As far as the final experimental data and results obtained are concerned, one can obviously state most students` writing and composing skills and competences considerable progress in case of interactive environment enhanced active learning practice applying. The authors come to a conclusion, that the teaching process intensifying by means of interactive technologies and methods mass introducing as the result of learning process orientation towards the subject himself can doubtlessly provide effectiveness and success not only in higher schools system, but in the whole education space. In general, project methods can be considered as one of personally oriented technologies, based on the idea of developing learners` cognitive skills and competences, creative initiative, habits of independent thinking, what is especially important in the actual Life-long learning globally acknowledged concept.

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