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Volume 166, 2020The International Conference on Sustainable Futures: Environmental, Technological, Social and Economic Matters (ICSF 2020)
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Published online||22 April 2020|
Developing English presentation skills as a component of collaboration competence for sustainable development
Dmytro Motornyi Tavria State Agrotechnological University, Department of Foreign Languages, Melitopol, 72312, Ukraine
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The paper deals with the problem of teaching non-linguistics students English presenting as a component skill of collaboration competence. Students’ considerable reluctance to take up this type of creative activity and to present their ideas in front of their colleagues is a serious obstacle to develop their communicative abilities necessary for prospective leaders of the 21st century in science and industry. The results of the survey of Machine Building and Computer Science students as to reasons for their disinclination to create presentations are presented. The strategy for overcoming students’ unwillingness and building their presenting confidence are given. The example of implementation of a task for strategic thinking for sustainable development within the discipline ‘English as a foreign language’ is given. The aspects and stages of effective online presentation editor application for teaching English presenting are analysed. The results of students’ choice of five presentation tools are included. Three prospective online presentation makers are analysed and their utility for creating and giving English presentations are studied. It is stated that the most promising online tool is Prezi since it offers prepared professional quality features and incites developing and incorporating personal creative ideas through bright and uncommon visual means.
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