І. Yushchuk’s Pedagogical Innovations in the Field of Ukrainian Linguistics (on the Material of the Story «Three on the Moon»)

Keywords: Ivan Yushchuk, pedagogy, grammatical fiction story «The three on the Moon», artistic text, the Ukrainian language, methodological innovations, text-centered approach, language norms, key tasks, didactic aspect


The article analyzes I. Yushchuk’s grammatical fiction novel «The three on the Moon». It is proved that the author offers the reader not only an interesting literary text, but also the opportunity to become an active participant in interesting and fantastic adventures together with the main characters. The peculiarities of all parts in the story are briefly described, which makes it possible to single out the peculiarities of I. Yushchuk’s pedagogical innovation.The methodological innovations that the author used in the work in order to help learners to master the grammatical norms of the Ukrainian language are highlighted. According to the analysis of the story, it is proved that this text is innovative. Arguments proving the innovation of this work are, first, the implementation of the grammatical norms in the artistic text. Secondly, it is the skillful introduction of rules into the dialogues that the story characters exchange. Thirdly, the author supplied the thirty-four chapters with exercises that help the reader to practice the learned rules. Fourth, it is a large amount of interesting material in the story that engages the reader into reading. Last but not least, it is the didactic aspect that characterizes the story «The three on the Moon» and is its focal point. It is emphasized that the story’s interest is not limited to its content. This is a book that will help everyone to understand and learn the rules of the Ukrainian language, as well as consolidate the acquired knowledge in practice by performing exercises followed by keys.The emphasis is placed on the features of sections in the story. The author deliberately left them unfinished. It is this technique that helps the reader to become a full-fledged, fifth, participant in the plot. Performing the tasks of each section, the reader reproduces the encrypted words in the keys and, thus, reproduces the endings of the sections.It is proved that the text-centered approach to the study of the Ukrainian language promotes mastering the language and spelling tasks and distinguishes I. Yushchuk as an innovator in pedagogy.


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Author Biography

Sabina Shkriba, Mukachevo State University

Postgraduate Student


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How to Cite
Shkriba, S. (2022). І. Yushchuk’s Pedagogical Innovations in the Field of Ukrainian Linguistics (on the Material of the Story «Three on the Moon»). Pedagogical Discourse, (32), 36-44. https://doi.org/10.31475/ped.dys.2022.32.05