Yuliana Lavrysh, Irina Lytovchenko
National Technical University – Ukraine
Abstract. The paper highlights the importance of ESD implementation at Ukrainian universities and explains reasons for its restriction. The authors intended to demonstrate possible ways of ESD values and principles introduction into English language classes for engineers in order to facilitate the interdisciplinarity and sustainability values throughout the curriculum. The research suggests strategies to bridge the gap between science and humanities. The study is aimed at analyzing of practical experience of ESD approaches efficiency at English language classes. The application of following approaches is described: ecocomposition, placed-based learning and interdisciplinary project-based learning. The survey was conducted at the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”. The mentioned approaches are analyzed in terms of learning outcomes, level of interdisciplinarity, advantages and limitations. Results proved that some of the proposed approaches increased students’ sustainability awareness, fostered language learning and enhanced students’ level of motivation.
Keywords: sustainability; ecocomposition; placed-based learning; interdisciplinarity; project-based learning
Dr.Yuliana Lavrysh, Assoc. Prof.
Dr. Irina Lytovchenko, Assoc. Prof.
Faculty of Linguistics
National Technical University of Ukraine Igor Sikorsky