Essence and Structure of the Formation of Communicative Competence of Students

Keywords: communicative competence, formation, student, pedagogical institution of higher education.


The article reveals the peculiarities of formation of students’ communicative competence in the professional training process, which involves the formation of their communicatively meaningful personality traits, a pronounced humanistic tendency to communicate with pupils, the possession of a system of integrated professional- speech skills and communicative qualities. The author defines the essence of the concept of «communicative competence of students» as a process and the result of professional training on the ability to subject-subjective interaction with colleagues of preschool age, which contains a complex of communication knowledge, skills and abilities. The benefit of the study is that a great attention is focused on creating the favorable conditions for the implementation of interpersonal communication in future professional activities.

The author of the article has made a conclusion that the analysis of scientific literature gives grounds to assert that the formation of students’ communicative competence is understood by us as a process and the result of professional training on the ability to subject-subject interaction with colleagues and children of preschool age, which contains a complex of communication knowledge, skills and abilities. The author has also identified the components of the structure of the communicative competence formation, which include: motivational-cognitive (comprehension of the multifaceted personality, understanding of its desires; requirement and motives; positive attitude towards colleagues; feeling of community with the team); content (knowledge of norms and rules of communication and interaction, knowledge of ways to resolve conflicts); reflexive (effective use of communicative knowledge, skills and abilities that regulate the communication process, ability to collaborate in joint activities and communication with colleagues, use of constructive ways of resolving conflicts). The author of the article believes that the determining the essence and components of the formation of students’ communicative competence will provide an opportunity to substantiate and develop the technology of forming the communicative competence of students in the process of professional training and its implementation in the educational process of H. S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University.


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Author Biography

Tan Xiao, H. S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University

postgraduate student of the department of general pedagogy and pedagogy of higher education
H. S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University,
2, Valentynivska Str., Kharkiv, Ukraine, 61000 E-mail:
ORCID: 0000-0002-0740-8565

How to Cite
Xiao, T. (2018). Essence and Structure of the Formation of Communicative Competence of Students. Professional Education: Methodology, Theory and Technologies, (8), 225-237.