CRITICAL THINKING AS A SPRINGBOARD FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE
PUBLIC COMMUNICATION IN SCIENCE: PHILOSOPHICAL, CULTURAL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND IT CONTEXT - VOLUME 3
UKRAINE Awareness, comprehension and communication are an integral component of a successful contemporary society. The modern world is sorely in need of educated, initiative people who can effectively interact with each other to fulfill social and economic challenges, requires the development of personal qualities and creative abilities of a person, the ability to independently acquire new knowledge and solve problems  . Reasoning globally, a contemporary world is desperate for a global
... e for a global citizen. The Founder and Executive Director of The Global Citizens' Initiative defines a global citizen as someone who identifies with being part of an emerging world community and whose actions contribute to building this community's values and practices  . Today, modern informative, communicative and transportation technologies are helping people develop global identities that strengthen our ability to connect with the rest of the world; for example, through Internet technology; through our ability to participate in the global economic marketplace; through how we now see the world-wide impact of atmospheric change on our environment. Nowadays, a crucial aim of educators, mentor, and facilitators is to implement a competency-based approach to learning, involves the learning experiences focus on the formation of the development of essential personal competencies, the most significant of which is communicative one. The communicative competence is necessary, even a key level of formation of interpersonal interaction experience for successful functioning in society, taking into account their abilities and social status. The global citizen with highly developed communicative competence is a comprehensively developed personality with established skills and the ability to think critically. The educational process and critical thinking have become the basis of a great number of educational reforms all over the world over the last decade. Critical thinking proves its relevance in the deeper processing and production of language. We should view critical thinking as a mindset that involves thinking reflectively (being curious), rationally (thinking analytically), and reasonably (coming to sensible conclusions)  . Critical thinking skills are not just a box of tools to be used when needed and then put away, but derive from a mindset that involves seeking knowledge in a particular way. A critical thinker's skills are in continual use, not just as an exercise, but as part of a considered and holistic approach to learning  .