THE ROLE OF TERMS OF CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT IN STUDENTS' SELF-STUDY IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Assoc. Prof. Dr., Kazan Federal University, Russian Federation, email@example.com
The present research reveals the significance of applying students’ self-studywhich is defined asself-directed learningin the article, using terms of creative engagements to master a fluent foreign language in higher education institutions. It is noted that the creative tasks (terms of creative engagements) contribute to the increase of the cognitive interest in learning foreign languages and obtaining a deeper knowledge in this sphere. The author describes and analyzes varieties of terms of creative engagementsin students’ self-study,independent and individual work,researches the features and effectiveness of the application of such assignments in order to improve the quality of teaching and acquiring a higher level of mastering knowledge of a foreign language, as well as the issue of the relevancyto control over the implementation of students’ self-study, self-directed learningactivities by a teacher. The purpose of the present article is to show that the most effective way to obtain in-depth knowledge of foreign languages is to increase the share of terms of creative engagements in self-study,self-directed learning,that form the student’s creative potential, contribute to the development of their cognitive forces and abilities, their creative self-development, increase their interest in a foreign language. The tasks of the paper are to consider and analyze terms of creative engagements (creative assignments), to determine among them the most suitable and productive ones to involve students in self-study of a foreign language at a higher school to obtain a deeper language knowledge, as well as to designate pedagogical requirements for the application of creative tasks in learning languages on their own and to pay attention to the control over the implementation of this work by a teacher and self-control by students themselves. The author also provides examples of the terms of creative engagements being used in foreign language classes at the university. The ideas behind the article can be used for the development of the main pedagogical principles of application ofanalyze terms of creative engagements(creative tasks) in students’ self-study,self-directed learning,in foreign language classes and the development of various types and instructions on application of these tasks taking into account the level of the foreign language proficiency.
Keywords: students’ self-study,self-directed learning,foreign language, students, creative tasks, assignments
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