Introduction. Contemporary requirements to quality improving organizational and methodological support of preschoolers’ thinking skills development in object spatial environment and insufficient development of technological aspect of the problem highlight the search for new pedagogical opportunities among them on the basis of developing potential of children foreign language education.Resolving the contradiction lies in multifunctional substantively rich program creation in this direction and its implementation in the pre-school educational institution.
Materials and methods. The study covered 114 (the control group – 57 children, the experimental group – 57 children) Voronezh and Yelets (Russian Federation) preschoolers at the age of 5,5–7,5. To diagnose the development level of imaginatively logical, visibly active and verbally logical thinking skills we used the methods of L.A. Venger, M. I. Ilyina, R. S. Nemov, G. A. Uruntayeva. The results were proved by the χ2-Pearson statistical test.
Research results. The quantitative and qualitative review of the experimental teaching statistical data proved the fact that implementation of the authors’ experimental program based on problem teaching and creation of certain pedagogical conditions for preschoolers’ thinking skills stimulation enhance significantly the level of children’s intellectual development during early foreign language education (χ2 = 13,376 > χ20,05).
Discussion and conclusion. For the first time a program was created and implementation conditions on the basis of the problem approach were identified. They included different types of children’s’ activity for joint foreign language communicative task performance and stimulated greatly development of preschoolers’ imaginatively logical, visibly active and verbally logical thinking skillsduring problem foreign language teaching. On the basis of the program a tutorially methodical set may be developed which would contribute to improving organizational and methodological support of preschoolers’ thinking skills development.
Keywords: experimental program, pedagogical conditions, problem foreign language teaching, preschoolers, thinking skills development
For Reference: Kartashova, V. N., & Volynkina, N. V. (2021). Organizational and methodological support of preschoolers’ thinking skills development during problem foreign language teaching. Perspektivy nauki i obrazovania – Perspectives of Science and Education, 49 (1), 289-298. doi: 10.32744/pse.2021.1.20
Information about the authors:
Valentina N. Kartashova (Russia, Yelets) - Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages and methods of their teaching. Bunin Yelets State University. E-mail: email@example.com. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-2057-5659 Natalia V. Volynkina (Russia, Voronezh) - Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages. N.E. Zhukovsky and Y.A. Gagarin Air Force Academy. E-mail: Volynkina_n@mail.ru. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-2532-7785