The Issues and Challenges of CLIL Implementation in Higher Education: Teachers’ Beliefs in the Ukrainian Context

Tarasenkova, N. A. and Akulenko, I. A. and Kulish, I. and Nekoz, I. (2022) The Issues and Challenges of CLIL Implementation in Higher Education: Teachers’ Beliefs in the Ukrainian Context. Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers, Vol. 1. pp. 250-261.

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The purpose of CLIL in higher education is to increase the level of students’ both professional knowledge and foreign language competence. While implementing CLIL, it is important to take into account teachers’ beliefs on a point, since they can either accelerate or inhibit the CLIL effectiveness. The purpose of the research is to study the Ukrainian teachers’ beliefs, motivation and ideas concerning the implementation of the CLIL approach in the Ukrainian higher education. The?theoretical and methodological basis of research was formed on comprehensive analysis of literature sources. The experimental work included: 1) obtaining the research data (a survey was conducted in which more than 160 teachers from different universities of Ukraine took part); 2) analyzing the obtained data statistically (conjugation tables, asymptotic approximation method, and Pearson’s statistical criterion 2 were used); 3) identifying influential factors in the CLIL implementation (factor analysis was used). The analysis shows there is relationship between the teachers' subject background and their beliefs on the CLIL appropriateness. The study disproves the influence of the teachers’ pedagogical experience on their views on the CLIL implementation. These findings are confirmed by a factor analysis indicating the importance of appropriate learning materials for CLIL, teachers’ specialty, their professional preferences, the importance of flexibility in choosing the CLIL strategy, depending on students’ content knowledge and language skills. The study indicates challenges for the efficient CLIL implementation, and the directions for the change of teachers’ motivation regarding the importance of CLIL for modern Ukrainian students.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: clil implementation ; teachers’ beliefs ; factor analysis ; conjugation tables
Subjects: Фізико-математичні науки
Педагогічні науки
Філологічні науки > Іноземна філологія
Divisions: Навчально-науковий інститут економіки і права
Навчально-науковий інститут іноземних мов
Навчально-науковий інститут інформаційних та освітніх технологій
Depositing User: Наукова Бібліотека
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2023 14:40
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2023 09:21

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