Teaching lawyer intercultural professional communication during the COVID-19 pandemic
Darya Viktorovna Aleynikova
COVID-19 Pandemic has significantly affected and changed many spheres of life. Education is said to be one of the most vulnerable. The article offers an analysis of problems faced by teachers and students during the COVID-19 Pandemic in the area of intercultural professional communication. The article provides a comparative analysis of the notions of distance teaching, online teaching, and emergent remote teaching. The author discusses problems of emergent remote teaching lawyers intercultural professional communication. One possible solution to the problems discussed is seen in the use of information and communication technology (ICT). Particular emphasis is made on the description of new ICT techniques that could be used while teaching lawyers. The author stresses the significance of continuous learning in the period of the COVID-19 Pandemic, as well as the importance of applying an action-oriented approach in teaching lawyers. The author concludes that, on the one hand, emergency remote teaching has revealed vulnerabilities. On the other hand, it has demonstrated teachers' and staff's organization skills, ability to adapt to new conditions, and creativity that boost students' motivation in the educational process. The idea of the university educational environment is the upbringing of an independent, critically thinking personality, ready to consciously build his own life, to raise his spiritual, moral, and professional level. The author regards the situation that higher education faced as a good experience. Technological advances in the informatization of education open up new prospects for increasing the availability, efficiency, and quality of education. The author employs an experimental research design and combines both qualitative and quantitative design: descriptive and statistical analyses (correlation analysis and T-test).
Key words: remote teaching, intercultural professional communication, COVID-19 Pandemic, modern lawyer professional formation, information and communication technology