Introduction. In the modern educational context of knowledge society, the strategies of intellectualization of education are put forward as priorities. Fostering of personal intellectual culture is an actual purpose of the professional education of future teachers. The important condition of the process of intellectualization of foreign language education in higher school is the stipulation of the development of speech-thinking activity. The motivational factor of fostering of personal intellectual culture in undergraduate pedagogical students is connected with the actualization of the motives of communication, social interaction, self-realization, self-regulation, as well as the formation of meaning-making motivation for performing speech-thinking activity. The purpose of this study is to identify the pedagogical conditions for formation of meaning-making motivation in the process of learning a foreign language to ensure students’ speech-thinking activity as the means of fostering of personal intellectual culture.
Materials and methods. The methodological basis of the research are the principles of the concepts of intellectualization of education and fostering of personal intellectual culture, motivation, speech-thinking activity and systemic, activity-based, communicative-cognitive, polysubjective, personality-developing, personality-oriented approaches. The research methods: modeling of the process of fostering of personal intellectual culture in undergraduate pedagogical students by means of foreign-language education; the analysis of educational technologies for the formation of cognitive, social and meaning-making motives.
Research results. The potential efficiency of applying the educational technologies and methods of the symbolic-modeling type of activity (the method of role-playing games, the method of scenarios, art technologies, the technology of cognitive travel, etc.) as the practical tools for implementing the conceptual-theoretical foundations of the motivational aspects of the strategy of intellectualization of foreign language education has been analyzed and revealed.
Conclusion. Meaning-making motivation is related to professional and creative self-educational activities, self-actualization of the personal potential and the demonstration of the cognitive independence of future teachers.
Keywords: intellectualization of education, personal intellectual culture, speech-thinking activity, meaning-making motivation, symbolic-modeling technologies, socially-oriented technologies, self-educational activity
For Reference: Volodina, O. V. (2021). Formation of meaning-making motivation of undergraduate students in the process of foreign language education. Perspektivy nauki i obrazovania – Perspectives of Science and Education, 52 (4), 220-237. doi: 10.32744/pse.2021.4.14
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Olga V. Volodina (Russia, Petrozavodsk) - Associate Professor, PhD in Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages of Natural and Technical Directions and Specialties. Petrozavodsk State University. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org