Some Problems of Innovative Technologies Using for Controlling and Assessment of Students’ Knowledge in a Foreign Language Classes of professional direction
The article deals with the problem of innovative technologies using for controlling and assessment of students’ knowledge of a foreign language for specific purposes. The importance and place of the innovative methods of control, forms and role of assessment in the process of foreign language for specific purposes training have been revealed. To attain the objective we have carried out theoretical analysis of educational literature using techniques of interpretation, comparison and synthesis. Using empirical research methods we have conducted surveys and interviewing to study the state of innovation implementation into the educational process while teaching the foreign language for specific purposes. The essence of the concepts «control», «assessment» and «monitoring» has been analyzed. The significance of modular and rating systems for evaluating the quality of knowledge has been described, and the role of monitoring and learning portfolio as innovative forms of controlling students’ performance has been outlined. The range of distribution of the points for the assessment of the assignments of current module control, the individual research tasks, and final control in the Ternopil National Pedagogical University at the foreign language for specific purposes classes has been offered. The importance of computer technologies use while learning the foreign language for specific purposes with the aim of students’ self-motivation has been justified. The objects, methods and types of control have been determined. The importance of clearly defined criteria for the assessment of students’ performance as one of the motivational factors that influence the effectiveness of teachers and students cooperation has been proved. The shortcomings in the using of innovative methods of controlling and assessment of students performance have been identified. It has been found out that the introduction of innovative technologies in the educational process is a sign of modern education. Innovative technologies in the foreign language training in higher education cannot replace the teacher, but they can improve and diversify the activity, thereby increasing the level of mastering the foreign language. The analysis of the latest foreign achievements in higher education concerning the introduction of innovative means of controlling the process and results of learning, and the forms and role of electronic assessment in higher education can be perspective for further research.
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