Formation of creative individuality through the inculcation of project technology at English lessons

Формування творчої особистості через впровадження проектної технології на уроках англійської мови

The teacher's tasks are to create the conditions for practical language learning for each student, to choose such methods of teaching that would enable every student to show their activity, their creativity, to increase students' cognitive activity in learning foreign languages. The use of modern tools such as computer programs, Internet-based technologies, as well as cooperative learning and project technology can solve these problems.

Project method is one of the most pressing contemporary technologies in teaching foreign languages. It combines the elements of problem-based learning and collaborative learning that allows achieving the highest level of mastery of any subject, and foreign language in particular. Project method forms students' communication skills, culture, communication, the ability concisely and audibly formulate thoughts, be tolerant to the opinion of partners in communication and develops the ability to extract information from a variety of sources, to process it with the help of modern technologies.

So, the advantages of project work are:

• Increased motivation - learners become personally involved in the project.

• All four skills, reading, writing, listening and speaking are integrated.

• Autonomous learning is promoted as learners become more responsible for their own learning.

• There are learning outcomes -learners have an end product.

• Authentic tasks and therefore the language input are more authentic.

• Interpersonal relations are developed through working as a group.

• Content and methodology can be decided between the learners and the teacher and within the group themselves so it is more learner centred.

• Learners often get help from parents for project work thus involving the parent more in the child's learning. If the project is also displayed parents can see it at open days or when they pick the child up from the school.

• A break from routine and the chance to do something different.

• A context is established which balances the need for fluency and accuracy.

The work on the project can be carried out either individually or in groups. Working in groups, the participants of the joint project should distribute the roles and realize that success depends on the contribution of each participant. Project work begins in the classroom as a teacher-supervised activity. Projects may be short-term or long-term. Depending on the type, they can be presented at the next lesson, or at the final lesson. It is important to organize the work using project, creating the most favorable conditions for the disclosure and manifestation of the creative potential of the participants. In my experience, I organize post-project exhibition of the works, so that other students, parents and teachers should be able to see and appreciate the importance of this work.

Using project method in my work, I came to the conclusion that this method is very effective at generalization, consolidation and revision of educational material, especially in the organization of its practical application. For me there is a particularly appealing fact that project-based learning actively influences the motivation of student. The work with the project - presentation encourages students to use computer technology. It should be noted that many students get their first experience in Power Point preparing for such kind of projects.

How to work on project? There are stages of it.

I. Preparatory stage

1) Motivation and goal-setting

2) Topic determination and selection of the direction

3) Clarification of information, tasks discussion

II. Main stage

1) Searching for information

2) Making the project

III. Final stage

1) Verification and evaluation of the results

Here are the samples of projects at the English lessons this year.

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