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SOURCE:    Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2020. № 2. P. 289-294.
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Walt Disney Strategy as an Interdisciplinary Learning Activity for Communication and Critical Thinking Skills Development

Martynova Tatyana Alexandrovna, Orlova Elena Vladimirovna
St. Petersburg University

Submitted: 17.01.2020
Abstract. Methodology of interdisciplinary learning and teaching in higher education is a topical issue yet underinvestigated. Theoretical and empirical studies shed light mainly on conceptual questions of interdisciplinary education and describe general methods and techniques. This paper aims to represent experiential methodology of using Walt Disney strategy adapted for an interdisciplinary learning goal in the English language and communication course at bachelor level in business school. The methodology focuses on the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills integrated with language and communication skills. This paper contributes to research on interdisciplinary methodology and teaching a foreign language based on Walt Disney strategy which has not been interpreted for this purpose in the professional literature before.
Key words and phrases: междисциплинарное изучение языка, навыки критического мышления, коммуникативные навыки, методы и приемы междисциплинарного обучения, высшее образование, interdisciplinary language learning and teaching, critical thinking, communication skills, interdisciplinary practices, higher education
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