ECOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING
Although there is an abundance of theoretical approaches that serve as theoretical lenses of researchers in Ukraine nowadays, most of them focus on cognitive aspects of phenomena under study. However, any educational processes happen in certain contexts, which play an important role from the beginning until the very outcome or a fi nal product. Therefore, there is a need for a holistic theoretical approach that would embrace both cognitive and social aspects of the matter under study in a certain context. This presentation offers an introduction of an ecological perspective, which might be used as a theoretical framework and afford an in-depth understanding and analysis of the skill-centered education and preparation of professionals in Ukraine with an emphasis on and application in foreign language teaching and learning.
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