Purpose of the study: In this article, we will try to more thoroughly reveal the essence of the phenomenon "methodical thinking" and present its component composition as an object of development.

Methodology: Methodical thinking is a peculiar phenomenon with its own content and structure, its own characteristics and functional links with methodical skills and with the personality of the teacher. In the study of methodical thinking, we were guided by the well-known proposition that mental processes are included in certain specific forms of activity, within which and depending on which they are formed.

Results: The methodical side of a foreign language teacher can be represented as the solution of a long series of methodological tasks that are the object of methodical thinking. The factors influencing the nature of methodical thinking are diverse and heterogeneous, but it is the peculiarities of the methodological task that determine, first of all, its specificity. Training teachers of a foreign language should carry with it the possibilities for the formation of a multitude of socially valuable motives, i.e. there should be a purposeful, consistent education of the motivational sphere of thinking.

Applications of this study: This research can be used for the universities, teachers, and students.

Novelty/Originality of this study: In this research, the model of the characteristics and structure of methodical thinking of a foreign language teacher is presented in a comprehensive and complete manner.


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