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Transdisciplinary Approach Application in Teaching English Spoken Interaction: Ukrainian University-A Case Study

Iryna Simkova, Oksana Pastushenko and Kateryna Tuliakova

Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Volume 31, Issue 2, June 2023

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47836/pjssh.31.2.02

Keywords: Emergency remote teaching, English for specific purposes, mediators, professional spoken interaction, transdisciplinary approach

Published on: 16 June 2023

This paper is a preliminary attempt to analyse the results of implementing the transdisciplinary approach in teaching English professional spoken interaction to mediators at the universities of Ukraine within emergency remote teaching. The study aims to broaden current knowledge of the transdisciplinary approach in Ukrainian university case study. The authors focused on the main characteristics of the transdisciplinary approach and elaborated the Triple Helix: English for specific purposes, mediation field, and stakeholders to ensure penetration of mediation knowledge, skills, and abilities into the knowledge, skills, and abilities of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). There are 42 future mediators who took part in the research. The stages and aims of the transdisciplinary approach in teaching English professional spoken interaction to mediators are identified. They are used to conduct quantitative and qualitative experimental data analysis during ESP teaching. The theoretical and practical analyses were used to stipulate the impact of the transdisciplinary approach on teaching English professional spoken interaction to mediators during emergency remote teaching. This research has shown that applying a transdisciplinary approach allows future mediators to develop professional skills in conflict detection, analysis, and management using different fields of knowledge. The prospect of implementing a transdisciplinary approach is a continuous incentive for future research with students of different specialisms.

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