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Rezepova 14

Наименование публикации:Rezepova 14Авторы:Резепова Н. В. 
Тихонова Е.В.
Тематическая область:Народное образование. Педагогика
Вид публикации:Статья в журнале
Электронная публикация:НетЯзык издания:АнглийскийГод издания:2017Страна издания: Латвия Наименование журнала или сборника:Proceedings of the 7th International Scientific Conference «Rural Environment, Education, Personality»Количество страниц:8Количество печатных листов:0,4Индексация:Google Scholar,
Web of Science
Библиографическая ссылка:Academic Discourse and its Implications for Higher Education: Students’ Cognitive Flexibility Development and its Backward Input in Academic Discourse DevelopmentАннотация (реферат):

​Abstract: this paper is aimed at the Cognitive Flexibility analysis as a component of Sophisticated Thinking and possible prospects for its enhancement through both teachers’ and students’ academic activities. To test potential input of academic activities in cognitive flexibility development a special study was conducted. Throughout extra English classes with 5-month duration participants of the study (156 students in general) discussed research papers of their lectures as topics for the discussion. The papers were devoted to the students themselves as a part of the educational content interpreting and clarifying on the issues being of high interest among the youth. Thus, processing the papers supposed simultaneous students’ involvement into academic activities. The authors put forward the hypothesis suggesting a deliberate choice of the participants: as first and second-year students have vague motivation and relatively low level of Emotional Intelligence, they may have lowered Cognitive Flexibility. Still, five and six-year students are able to demonstrate far more developed skills mostly based on their working experience that supposes involvement into working atmosphere, thus contributing to enhanced Cognitive flexibility and less rigidity. Surprisingly, the results obtained through Self-Reported Questionnaires demonstrated the impressive rise in the participants Cognitive Flexibility level immediately after the third study session. The aforesaid witnesses that such activities allow research papers to be more practically-oriented, that, in its turn, inevitably increases their validity and further incorporation in formation of modern educational design.


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