future teachers’ attitudes towards research, English for Academic Purposes, maintaining interest in research


The university curriculum plays a role in motivating students to take up research. This 2-year action research explored the curriculum in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and its influence on student further engagement in research work. The data were collected from University Master's students through two questionnaires given to them before and after studying the course. An explanatory framework for the course characteristics that affected students’ attitudes towards research focused upon the students’ profile (the students’ age, gender, major and language proficiency), career orientation and research orientation. The shift in students’ attitudes reinforced the complexity of factors that influenced their motivation to take up research after graduation. The authors draw a conclusion that future interventions to address issues with the Academic English course to raise the interest of University students should deal with restructuring the course in a way that the student should have more contact hours. The analysis of learning materials designed for the EAP course shows that most of them introduce students to theory- and research-informed perspectives and guide them in putting theory to use in real-world contexts which would be impossible in 30 contact hours as in the analysed case. Moreover, it should be linked to the students’ school practice and their small-scale research in real classroom settings.  


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Author Biographies

Oksana Zabolotna, Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University

Professor of Foreign Languages Department, Vice-President of Ukrainian Educational Research Association

Natalia Gut , Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University

Ph.D. (Philology), associate professor

Iryna Shcherban, Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University

Ph.D. (Pedagogy), associate professor


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How to Cite

Zabolotna, O., Gut , N., & Shcherban, I. . (2022). THE ROLE OF ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES IN MAINTAINING FUTURE TEACHERS’ INTEREST IN RESEARCH. Advanced Education, 9(20), 115–120.