APPLICATION OF "DIALOGUE OF CULTURES" APPROACH IN THE COURSE OF INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT AMONG MILITARY STUDENTS OF HIGHER MILITARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

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https://doi.org/10.35433/pedagogy.4(103).2020.88-95

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"dialogue of cultures" approach, intercultural competence, professional competence, educational approaches, blended learning approach, project work, communicative activities, educational and professional program of a military specialist.

Abstract

The relevance of the article is substantiated by the development of intercultural competence which is assumed to be the required quality for military personnel nowadays.

The article considers the analysis of features and prospects of "dialogue of cultures" educational approach application through the intercultural competence development among military students of higher military educational institutions in the course of foreign language training. The concept of dialogue and its role in the development of foreign language and intercultural competence is defined. The necessity to develop the dialogic speech competence with the use of other cultures interaction is substantiated.

The article analyzes the basic principles of "dialogue of cultures" approach, which were established in the late 20th century based on the ideas of dialogue of cultures school by the philosopher B. Bibler. The article elicits a number of modern teaching approaches, which in combination with the technology of "dialogue of cultures" will help to form the necessary competencies of cadets of higher military educational institutions for professional communication. The algorithm of introduction of technology of "dialogue of cultures" provided in four stages is offered: diagnostics of readiness of cadets for communication, search of motivating factors, application of system of exercises for communicative interaction between cadets in the form of dialogue, providing feedback.

It was found that the use of "dialogue of cultures" approach promotes developing a number of key competencies, i.e. the development of speech skills and critical thinking, the ability to search for information and use it in the speech, the enhancement of teamwork skills, and training through dialogue. Such competencies development is the condition to form intercultural competence, which enables servicemen to solve their professional tasks, as they affect the formation of cultural policy during international communication with representatives of various strata of society.

Author Biographies

V. A. Kovalchuk, Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University

Doctor of Pedagogical Science, Docent

N. L. Nechyporuk, Korolov Zhytomyr Military Institute

Associate Professor

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