EDUCATING GLOBALLY COMPETENT ENGINEERING STUDENTS IN UKRAINE

T. A. Anoshkova

Abstract


The article presents the possible strategies in educating globally competent students in Ukraine analyzing the experience of other countries. The author explains what the term “global competence” is, determining such notions as competence, intercultural and general competencies. On the basis of the analyzed research works of native and foreign scholars the main components of the global competence are distinguished. The article also describes the necessity for young engineers to be globally-oriented. The research reflects the tendencies of modern economy and business. The author also indicates the problems Ukrainian higher education may face while implementing global competence in university program. The author underlines the possibility of teaching global awareness through the already existing subjects at universities or colleges. In the current article the achievements in the global education policy of such countries as the US, Japan and Singapore are discussed. The article also underlines the key role of teaching foreign languages in the education of the 21st century. The ways of implementing global competence into higher education during English lessons are described by the author. The emphasis is made upon the classroom activities as well as exchange programs which contribute the most to the development of global competency in Ukrainian students. 


Keywords


global competence; engineer; globally-oriented education; cultural awareness; communication; international program

References


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GOST Style Citations


1. Deardorff D. The Identification and Assessment of Intercultural Competence as a Student Outcome of Internationalization at Institutions of Higher Education in the United States / D. Deardorff // Journal of Studies in International Education. – 2006. – №10. – P. 241–266.

2. Hunter B. What Does It Mean to Be Globally Competent? / B. Hunter, G. White, G. Godbey // Journal of Studies in International Education. – 2006. – №10. – P. 267–285.

3. Parkinson A. The Rationale for Developing Global Competence / A. Parkinson // Online Journal for Global Engineering Education. – 2009. – №2. – P. 1–16.

4. Van Eyck M. Deliberating about the meaning of “global competence” in a public US university [Електронний ресурс] / M. Van Eyck. – 2009. – Режим доступу до ресурсу: https://globalhighered.wordpress.com/2009/06/18/deliberating-about-the-meaning-of-global-competence/.

5. West C. Toward Globally Competent Pedagogy / C. West., 2012. – 18 p.

6. Хуторський А. В. Ключові компетенції як компонент особистісно-орієнтованої парадигми освіти / А. В. Хуторський // Учень в загальноосвітній школі. – М. : ИОСО РАО, 2002. – С. 135–157. 



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