Interdisciplinary design as a means of implementing content and language integrated learing in higher education

Problems of higher school
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The article presents the review of modern trends in research dedicated to the problem of content and language integrated learning in the higher education system (well-known as CLIL in European scientific and educational sphere). The main task of this approach is in reorienting the goals of foreign language teaching from the language itself to the professional disciplines with the help of a foreign language. The purpose of this article is to analyze the problem of integration of interdisciplinary ties in the system of higher education, to suggest an innovative method for multidisciplinary design as part of a professionally oriented foreign language course. The methodology of this study is based both on theoretical aspects (analysis, synthesis, comparison), and empirical methods, such as experimental teaching of undergraduate students specializing in system analysis and management. The main results include the development of a theoretical basis for innovative methodology based on the original approach created by the academic teaching stuff of three different faculties following the ideas of content and language integrated learning. Modular learning, blended learning, learning environment concepts are analyzed by the authors. The results confirm the effectiveness of interdisciplinary design in the process of solving the tasks of integrated content and language integrated learning.

Citation: L.P. Khalyapina, N.V. Popova, O.V. Kuznetsova, Interdisciplinary design as a means of implementing content and language integrated learing in higher education, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University Journal. Humanities and Social Sciences, 8 (3) (2017) 145–152. DOI: 10.18721/JHSS.8314