Foreign language lessons in an institution of higher education as an important factor in the formation of studentsʼ leadership competence
The article examines the specifics of leadership competence formation during the teaching of a foreign language in a higher educational institution. The urgency of the problem stated in the article is due to the need to train a new generation of leading specialists with high foreign language proficiency and preparedness for effective activity in a dynamic external environment. The purpose of the research is to study the specifics of leadership competence formation in the process of teaching a foreign language in higher educational institutions. The object of this study is the process of teaching a foreign language in a higher educational institution, while the subject is the need to develop leadership competence among students. The study paid special attention to the analysis of the concept of “leadership competence.”
The methodological approach in this study is a qualitative combination of theoretical research methods. Analysis, synthesis, interpretation, generalization, and abstraction were used to determine theoretical approaches to explaining the concept of “leadership competence” and revealing its content. Comparative-historical, problem-comparative, and structural methods were applied to analyze the specifics of the process of forming leadership competence using active learning methods during the teaching of a foreign language in a higher educational institution.
The main results of this scientific research substantiate the effectiveness of using active methods of learning a foreign language for the formation of studentsʼ leadership competence in higher educational institutions. The results and conclusions of this study are of practical value for foreign language teachers in vocational pre-university education and higher education institutions, as well as for teachers, methodologists, and other pedagogical workers who are involved in the study of student leadership and the formation of leadership competence in the younger generation at the current stage.
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