Psychological and Pedagogical Aspects of Teaching English in a Higher Education Institution Through Digital Technologies

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Abstract

The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in Russian higher education has received a new powerful impetus in the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent reorientation of global economic processes and digitalization of modern society. The transition of the absolute majority of educational institutions to the new format of education has made it possible in a short time to significantly expand the arsenal of ICTs used by teachers and increase the level of digital competencies of the teaching staff, but, at the same time, it has revealed a whole range of problems associated with distance learning, which, if solved promptly, determines the success of the digital transformation in education. One of the areas requiring the most careful attention of specialists is the impact of e-learning format on the psycho-emotional state of students. The aim of this study is to at least partially compensate the lack of information on the above-mentioned issues and to highlight the issue of the use of ICT in teaching English in higher education, as well as to analyse the main psychological and pedagogical challenges caused by the digitalization of the educational sphere. The study used the methodology of learning needs analysis (LNA) using questionnaire survey of students. Based on the results of the LNA, the areas of effective use of ICT in English language teaching as well as the current problem areas were identified. As a result, the team of authors made recommendations for further implementation of ICTs in the educational process of teaching English to future international relations specialists.

General Information

Keywords: ICT, digitalization of education, foreign languages in higher education, psychological comfort

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Bobyleva K.V., Galiguzova A.V., Egorova O.A. Psychological and Pedagogical Aspects of Teaching English in a Higher Education Institution Through Digital Technologies . Digital Humanities and Technology in Education (DHTE 2022): Collection of Articles of the III All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference with International Participation. November 17-18, 2022 / V.V. Rubtsov, M.G. Sorokova, N.P. Radchikova (Eds). Moscow: Publishing house MSUPE, 2022., pp. 435–443.

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Information About the Authors

Ksenia V. Bobyleva, Senior Lecturer at the English Language Department of the School of International Relations, MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9452-7457, e-mail: still_waters@rambler.ru

Anna V. Galiguzova, Faculty member at English Language Department #1, MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0915-3383, e-mail: anna-galiguzova@yandex.ru

Olga A. Egorova, PhD in Philology, PhD, Senior Lecturer, English Department # 1, MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0945-3183, e-mail: olen.egorova@gmail.com

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