higher education learners, history competitions, scientific communication, scientific research, tournaments


This research work is dedicated to a topical theme from the science’s point of view. The main goals are to study the role of competitions in history tournaments for students in the development of scientific communication in the process of studying at university. The experimental part of the study included 130 respondents: 100 students as participants of tournament competitions and 30 jury members who evaluated the tournament games and participated in the study of this innovative phenomenon. To determine the effectiveness of tournament competitions and their role in the development of scientific communication, an observation method was used to identify the feelings and behaviour of tournament participants at different stages of the game. The comparative method was used to identify the peculiarities of tournament competitions in the system of competitions, contests held in Ukraine. The survey method was used to identify the level of achievement of participants during the tournament and the impact of tournament competitions on further study and research activities of students. The results of the study proved to be an important factor in the development of scientific communication among students. This fact caused the ability of student’s youth to work in a team and to carry out scientific research and protect own ideas. As a result of the study, it was discovered that students who studied the science themes prior to the tournament and participated in tournament competitions (public defence and opposition) had significantly higher levels of academic achievement than their classmates. A good deal of students noted that during the tournament competitions they communicated with jury members (scholars from all over Ukraine) and got much historical information according to important achievements in historical science, new ideas and concepts, little-known historians so far. According to the results of the study, it was recommended to create a scientific discussion colloquium among students who are interested in investigating science of domestic and foreign scholars.

Author Biography

Oksana Salata, Boris Grinchenko Kyiv University, 18/2 Boulevard-Kudryavskaya Str., 04053 Kiev, Ukraine

Doctor of Sciences in History, Professor, Head of the Chair of Ukrainian History, Faculty of History and Philosophy


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How to Cite

Salata, O. (2020). DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION OF STUDENT’S YOUTH BY MEANS OF TOURNAMENT’S COMPETITIONS. Continuing Professional Education: Theory and Practice, (4), 44–51.