INNOVATIVE METHODS IN POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS' TEACHING
Pedagogy of the formation of a creative person in higher and secondary schools
The article is dedicated to the innovative methods in postgraduates' teaching as one of the top tasks of their professional education. The work presents a list of Ukrainian and foreign scientists who investigated the problem; sets the purpose, tasks, object, and subject of the research as well as the pedagogical conditions characteristic of the study; the theoretical and methodological background and the methods that were used when carrying out the experiment. A question of future international
... scholars' professional training and communicative competence they develop during the courses of "English for Specific Purposes" and "Academic English" which are the compulsory disciplines for all postgraduate students at Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies is also disclosed. We look at interactive studying that includes a rich variety of types, forms and teaching techniques, and involves communicative cooperation and teamwork. A handbook of methodological recommendations "Business & Academic English" for practical linguistic activity in English has been introduced. It is aimed at innovative teaching forms presentation and implementation and contain a wide range of interactive tasks based on the requirements to the style of the scientific English language altogether with lexical, stylistic and grammar peculiarities specific to the academic English of each specialty. Multimedia lectures and workshops as an effective modern way of future scientific staff teaching and training in addition to their positive methodological aspects are characterised too; a term "role play" is defined, its characteristics and features are examined. The article dwells on a scientific role-playing game that was held at a foreign language workshop in the course of post-graduate studies at ONAFT. It reveals its components, purpose, details and the aim which was to stimulate the educational, cognitive, scientific and research activities of post-graduate students and form a new style of their linguistic behaviour and English communication. As for the content, the interactive lesson imitates the process of a real PhD thesis defence in a shortened and simplified format, and has three stages (preparatory, practical and analytical). The roles of the participants are shared according to their language lever. Interactive teaching technologies develop students' communicative competence and academic English speaking skills creating favourable pedagogical and psychological conditions for future scholars' cooperation and research work.