Academics’ Training for International Communication and Collaboration


The article deals with the problem of academics’ acquisition of practical skills in international communication and collaboration. The authors investigate the Russian and overseas experience of academics’ teaching for international pedagogical integration in terms of its possible educational outcomes. The paper proves that academics should be oriented towards the comprehensive assessment of the modern overseas pedagogical approaches and professional development principles and their comparison with the approaches in the Russian Federation. The authors apply modeling, content analysis of the university educational programs, and theoretical overview of the research papers which are related to this article. The authors conclude that interactive learning contributes to academics’ international integration. The results of the paper can be used in the system of higher education to develop academic programs and assessment tools. The research is recommended for the university lecturers and specialists dealing with optimization and adaptation of training content and teaching methodology to labour market needs.

About the authors

L. P. Merkulova

Samara National Research University

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0793-4757

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, professor, head of the Department of Foreign Languages and Russian as a Foreign Language

E. G. Kashina

Samara National Research University

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7088-6383

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, professor, professor of the Department of English Philology


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