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The effective use of authentic materials in teaching-learning EMP


Author: Cazac Viorica
Degree:doctor of pedagogics
Speciality: 13.00.01 - General Pedagogics
Year:2022
Scientific adviser: Ludmila Armaşu-Canţâr
doctor, associate professor (docent)
Institution: Chisinau Pedagogical State University "Ion Creanga"

Status

The thesis was presented on the 3 February, 2022 at the meeting of the Scientific Council and now it is under consideration of the National Council.

Abstract

Adobe PDF document1.06 Mb / in romanian
Adobe PDF document1.01 Mb / in english

Thesis

CZU 378.016:[811.111'276.6:61](043.3)

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201 pages


Keywords

authentic materials, specialized English, English for Medical Purposes (EMP), medicine and public health, globalization, efficiency, medical vocabulary and terminology, English for specific purposes, professional settings

Summary

The structure of the thesis includes introduction, three chapters, general conclusions and recommendations, annotation (Romanian and English), keywords in Romanian and English, glossary of terms, list of abbreviations, 208 bibliography sources, 153 pages of text, 34 figures, 16 tables, 25 annexes.

Publications related to the topic of the thesis: The research results were revealed in 22 scientific publications, 2 course-books and one digital course-book and 1 AGEPI patent.

Field of study: University pedagogy (English).

Research purpose is to determine the theoretical-practical aspects for the efficient use of authentic materials in teaching and learning EMP among medical students.

Research objectives: to reveal the concept of English for Specific Purposes in teaching and learning future medical professionals; to highlight the importance of learning Medical English in the context of globalization (at cognitive and professional level); to assess the academic process of teaching and learning medical English in order to review the materials at curriculum level; to identify the communicative and specific needs of medical students; to highlight the efficient ways of using, optimizing and implementing authentic materials during Medical English classes; to elaborate methods and techniques for exploiting authentic materials in order to enhance the process of learning Medical English among future healthcare workers.

The scientific novelty and originality is based on the concept of “making authentic materials more efficient” which aims at highlighting new trends and identifying new updated techniques that can be applied in ESP classes; adjusting authentic materials to professional (medical) requirements for training and developing the necessary specific skills, abilities, knowledge and experience; subsequently, applicable within the process of teaching-learning EMP.

The solved scientific problem consists in identifying the theoretical and practical background that will ensure the implementation and validation of The Pedagogical Model elaborated to prove the efficiency of using authentic materials in teaching and learning EMP, as well as the impact of using authentic materials at the university level, in the context of educating social and professional workers within globalized conditions.

The theoretical significance of the research is supported by the research results based on the analysis of the target situation and the needs of future physicians, as well as examination and assessment of scientific and methodological perspectives in order to enhance teaching and learning ESP practices; to establish the conditions and ways of optimizing the process of teaching EMP in Higher Education institutions. This present study proved the efficiency of using authentic materials in teaching and learning EMP by attesting the expected results, namely, high level of motivation, an increased interest and active involvement of medical students within EMP classes.

The practical value of the research consists in the development and experimental optimization of the Pedagogical Model for the effective use of authentic materials in teaching -learning EMP. This issue has been first studied in the context of teaching ESP, thus followed by the elaboration of methodological recommendations for teachers, curriculum, textbook and guidelines writers etc.

The implementation of the scientific results was carried out via the experimental research within the Nicolae Testemitanu SUMPh during EMP classes, by implementing the theoretical and practical background of The pedagogical model of the efficient use of authentic materials in teaching - learning EMP; by participating at national and international conferences; by publishing scientific materials, 3 course books, 1 digital book and by carrying out practical activities with medical students.