• Liliya Baranovska National Aviation University
  • Liliya Morska The University of Bielsko-Biala
  • Iryna Simkova National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”,
  • Alla Zasluzhena National Aviation University http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5628-790X




critical thinking, comparative pedagogy, future language scholars, Polish universities, professional training, Ukrainian universities


The paper reports on the results of critical thinking enhancement during the training of future language scholars in a Comparative Pedagogy course. 61 future language scholars from Poland and Ukraine took part in the research. The mixed research was based on the qualitative and quantitative analysis of students’ responses regarding critical thinking enhancement after completing the course. Informal interviews and diagnostic tests were used. For the verification of results, we applied Fisher's Exact Variance Test (F-test). The results show that most respondents (91%) enhanced their skills and abilities in critical thinking: differentiating information (76%), categorising information (62%), comparing information (85%), estimating information (87%), analysing and synthesising information (91%). The findings of this study support the idea that students’ critical thinking skills can be successfully developed in pedagogical courses.

Author Biographies

Liliya Baranovska, National Aviation University

Professor of the  Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Professional Education,  Dr. Sc. (Education), Professor 

Liliya Morska, The University of Bielsko-Biala

Professor,  Institute of Pedagogy, Dr. Sciencies (Education), Full Professor  

Iryna Simkova, National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”,

Head of Department of English Language for Humanities, Dr. Sc. (Education),  Associate Professor 

Alla Zasluzhena, National Aviation University

Associate Professor of the Department of  Foreign Philology, PhD in Pedagogical Sciences


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