INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION FOR THE "THIRD AGE" LEARNERS
Keywords:foreign language education, informal education, lifelong learning, ICT in education, "third age"
AbstractSome theoretical and methodological aspects of the use of modern information and communication technologies (ICT) in foreign language education for the "third age" learners are analyzed. The global trend of life-long learning and the development of universities of the "third age" are discussed. Contradictions related to scientific and methodological support of modern ICT in foreign language education for the “third age" learners are outlined. Brief analysis of recent research and publications on the above mentioned issues is offered. Theoretical framework and methods of the research, with a participatory approach as a basis, are described. Content of the foreign language education for the "third age" learners within the conducted research is specified. Results of the research are summarized, methodological recommendations are given and the prospects for further research are outlined.
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