DEVELOPING STUDENTS CRITICAL THINKING THROUGH INTRODUCING VIDEO MATERIALS INTO EDUCATIONAL PROCESS
The article deals with the problem of teaching critical thinking in course of English learning. Critical thinking is one of the main principles of successful professional work. The educational process in Ukraine having long been marred by routine procedures, outdated information and old methods now undergoes a series of changes moving to European standards of Bologna process. The research of using video materials in educational process has already been studied by many scientists and philologists. The advantages of English teaching with the help of visibility, including audio, text and pictures, are proven and widely asserted by many teachers. Therefore, the video materials produce both practical and theoretical information; moreover, they provide additional motivation and can be used for interdisciplinary connections. The research shows that students taking regular tasks based on video materials are progressing faster and develop not only language skills of audition and speaking but also critical thinking skills. The tasks for developing critical thinking can be connected with teaching academic writing and speaking, namely, producing presentations and discussions. There is much to be done for developing a system or special storage of video materials that can give benefits to development students’ critical thinking and therefore productivity of educational process.
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