The Russian Academy of Education
The Russian Academy of Education and SOBRANIE Cultural Initiative Supporting & Preservation Fund have signed the Cooperation Agreement on Support of Education and Upbringing of Young Citizens. The parties will cooperate in the framework of implementation of the Russian national program ‘Upbringing and Education – Investments in the Future’.
One of the main objectives of the Agreement is development of the project on creation of comfortable social environment for young people in Chelyabinsk Region. “The cooperation between the Russian Academy of Education and SOBRANIE Fund is focused on support of various initiatives in the sphere of youth upbringing and education, which includes science conferences, round tables, seminars, arrangement of discussion platforms on the urgent matters of upbringing and education. We think the issues of family and childhood, prevention of youth antisocial behaviour, harmonious development of an individual in the family and at school, development of creative activities and talents will take one of the central places in the cooperation program,” Artur Rean, RAE academician, chairman of RAE research board on family and childhood, comments the new collaborative effort.
The Agreement was signed by RAE President, academician Lyudmila Alexeevna Verbitskaya and Magnezit Group President, Chairman of SOBRANIE Fund Supervisory Board Sergey Pavlovitch Korostelev.
“Harmonious education of a person, creation of his/her cultural background and creativity are one of the main directions of our activity. Signing of the Agreement with one of the Russian leading scientific organizations is the great honour. For the first time we will apply the education best practices in Chelyabinsk Region. This cooperation will bring our projects to the entirely new level,” said Sergey Korostelev after signing the Agreement.
The Russian Academy of Education is the national academy of science, the successor of USSR Academy of Pedagogical Science.
One of the main objectives of the Academy activity is participation in development, testing and assessment of the new educational methods, tools and forms of education and upbringing of children in cooperation with the national academies of science, scientific societies, creative unions and other organizations.
October 5 and 6, Satka will house the Festival of Education and Science. The Festival was organized by the Russian Academy of Education and the Government of the Chelyabinsk Region. October 5, Boris Dubrovsky, the Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region, will grant the prizes to award winners of the First Russian Competition of School Students’ Research Papers "The History of Home Area is the History of Motherland".
The first day of the Festival, October 5, is devoted to discussing burning issues of education that will be held in the halls of Magnezit Cultural Center.
The round table of the Russian Academy of Education will start the Festival with discussing today’s issues of education and upbringing. The topic of the round table is Upbringing Issues: the Role of Family and School.
“The issues of upbringing in school and family are particularly important. Of course, the family retains the priority in what refers to upbringing. But the school has huge potential to build genuine trustful relations with a child. And the innovative educational best practice of building such relations has been already developed. It is necessary to share and implement this knowledge”, – tells Artur Rean, Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, Chairman of the Russian Academy of Education Research Council for Family and Childhood.
Discussions about upbringing and learning children will be continued October 6, during the discussion meeting of the Russian Academy of Education Research Council for Family and Childhood. The meeting is to begin 11:00 a.m. in the events hall of Stroitel Cultural Center.
About the Home Area
4:00 p.m., Stroganov Readings will start. This is an applied science conference devoted to the role of the Stroganovs in History of Russian Education and Science featuring Stroganov Moscow State University of Industrial and Applied Arts and the Russian History Society.
The highlight of the Festival is the prize award ceremony for winners of the First Russian Competition of School Students’ Research Papers, The History of Home Area is the History of Motherland. The competition began January 20, 2018. All in all, over 300 student papers from 48 regions of our country were submitted to the competition. Leningrad Region, Moscow Region, Chelyabinsk Region, Samara Region and Republic of Dagestan are leaders in number of submissions. The award ceremony will take place in the lounge of Magnezit Cultural Center at 6.00 p.m.
Simple about Complicated
Science is extremely multi-faceted. Our life is governed by the laws and phenomena the scientists have been researching for years. Modern science has reached the highest level in digital technologies, medicine, astrophysics, neurophysiology, genetics and many other fields.
The purpose of the second day of the festival is to tell everybody, in the clear and accessible language, and to show what scientists and representatives of other professions do, how research improves quality of life, what perspectives it opens to contemporary people.
That is why, October 6, Stroitel Cultural Center invites all Satka children to visit the interactive scientific site, where everyone will be able to see and touch physical processes, create a robot or launch a chemical reaction. The event organizers believe that science can also inspire the choice of future career and professional goal. That is why the site also offers Orientir vocational guidance testing.
Will a computer be able to think like a person? This is the crucial question for thousands of IT researchers, or to be more exact, for those involved in creating artificial intelligence. Today, many technologies we have already got used to are already based on the algorithms of the so-called machine learning. Alphago film will tell about preparation to and fight between a person and a computer in the most humane game – go. The film show will start 7.00 p.m. (October 5) in the lounge of Magnezit Cultural Center.
“One day. One planet. Unbelievable miracles” is the guiding idea of the documentary called “The Earth: One Astonishing Day”. Life in the African savanna, on the uninhabited islands in the Pacific Ocean, in forests of Asia and in the sea bottom unfolds following the laws of an edge-of-your-seat action, a sentimental melodrama or a breathtaking thriller. The miracles have never been closer. You can see the film in Stroitel Cultural Center October 6, 4.00 p.m.
In late October, Satka became the venue for The Second Interregional Education and Science Festival. The busy agenda of the Forum touched upon many pressing issues, including the responsible parenthood, mothers and fathers competencies development, and the healthy family relations formation.
The impressive composition of the festival itself testified that there would be a lot of relevant and useful information. Experts represented The Russian Academy of Education (RAE), Institute for Strategy of Education Development of The Russian Academy of Education, The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University and Russian Historical Society.
The grand opening of the festival took place at Magnezit Cultural Centre on October 22. The First Deputy Governor of Chelyabinsk Region Irina Gekht addressed the audience with a welcoming speech, then the organizers and participants of the event were greeted by the Head of Satka municipal district Alexander Glazkov; Chairman of the Social Policy Committee of the Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk Region Alexander Zhuravlyov; Member of RAE, Head of the Section of the Russian Psychological Society “Psychology of Family and Childhood”, Doctor of Psychology, Honoured Scientist of the Russian Federation Arthur Rean; Executive Director of the History of the Fatherland Foundation, member of the Presidium of the Russian Historical Society, Candidate of Historical Sciences Konstantin Mogilevskiy. In addition, A. A. Rean greeted everyone on behalf of the Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation, Viktor Basyuk.
Everything starts with a Family
On October 22, the first day of the Forum, special attention was paid to the winners of the II All-Russia Competition of School Students Research Papers "The History of Family – The History of Fatherland". This year, more than 100 students of the 9-11th grade from 49 subjects of the Russian Federation took part in this completion. Two of three winners of the competition came to Satka with their teachers. A future military and a student of the 11th grade of Margelov Nizhny Novgorod Cadet School of the Volga Federal District Aleksey Slepanov topped the list of the winners with the Report on his great-grandfather The Komsomol Member – Volunteer and the Hero of the Soviet Union Aleksey Slepanov. A tenth-grader from Astrakhan Region, Samira Madenova (Guzhvin Lyceum No. 1, Kamyzyak) explored the great deed of her grandfather. The result of her patient work was the Paper on The Victory Banner over the Berlin City Hall planted by Kenzhebai Madenov. For her research, the Hero’s granddaughter was awarded the 3rd place.
The 2nd place in the II All-Russia Competition of Research Papers of Students The History of Family – The History of Fatherland was given to Polina Fedotova, a student of the 11th form from the city of Kingisepp of Leningrad Region, for her Project on Preserving historical memory: The Story of My Family.
The following took part in the Awarding ceremony: Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sobranie Cultural Initiative Supporting & Preservation Fund, Member of the Committee of the Federal Project “Strong Family”, Russian National Political Party “United Russia” Sergey Korostelev; Executive Director of The History of Fatherland Foundation, Member of the Presidium of the Russian Historical Society, Candidate of Historical Sciences Konstantin Mogilevskiy; Member of RAE, Head of the Section of the Russian Psychological Society “Psychology of Family and Childhood”, Doctor of Psychology, Honoured Scientist of the Russian Federation Artur Rean.
The theme of family was continued by the meeting of the Council of the Russian Academy of Education for Family and Childhood "Family and School as The Resources for Success", chaired by Artur Rean, Member of RAE, Head of the Section of the Russian Psychological Society “Psychology of Family and Childhood”. The following people spoke at the meeting: Professor of Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Director of Resource Centre “Childhood Free From Abuse and Cruelty”, Doctor of Psychology Elena Volkova; Associate Member of RAE, Chief Non-staff Educational Psychologist of Ural Federal District Olga Zotova; Advisor to Director for Training of Academic Personnel of the Institute for Strategy of Education Development of RAE, Associate Member of RAE, Professor, Doctor of Education, Honoured Scientist of the Russian Federation Vladislav Serikov; Chairman of the Social Policy Committee of the Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk Region Alexander Zhuravlyov; Member of Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk Region, President of Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Doctor of Engineering, Valeriy Kolokoltsev. During reporting and discussions the following subjects were touched upon: the influence of schools and families on personality formation of children and adolescents; prevention of antisocial behaviour among children and adolescents; the problem of bullying at schools; the need to draw educational programs at schools aimed at informing and preparing high school students for such an aspect of “adult” life as the creation of a family.
Explore your Region – Explore Yourself
One more subject of the first day of educational workshops was a round table called “Historical Tourism in the Territory of Ural Federal District”. The Chairman of the round table was the Executive Director of The History of Fatherland Foundation, Member of the Presidium of the Russian Historical Society, Candidate of Historical Sciences Konstantin Mogilevskiy. Special mention among the participants should go to the Chairman of the Board of the Department of the Russian Historical Society in Chelyabinsk Region, Professor of South Ural State University, Doctor of Arts, Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Natalya Parfentieva, as well as to the Member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia, Rector’s Advisor, Head of the Department of History of Arts and Humanities of Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Design and Applied Arts, Candidate of Art History Kirill Gavrilin. There were many people, who wanted to attend the meeting. The fireplace hall of the palace hardly had any place to accommodate all the visitors. Some of us know that there are many points on the Urals map that deserve the attention of researchers. However, a huge number of places still have not gained much popularity, although they can surprise even the most experienced local historians and travellers.
Each of the speakers also expressed the opinion on what can contribute to the development of domestic historical tourism: interactive programs, educational quests, reconstructions, and festivals. One of the most striking examples is Satka, where many industrial sites have already become art objects with Magnezit Group support.
- The activities related to the development of urban environment design and contemporary art are also important for tourism, - said the Rector’s Advisor, Head of the Department of History of Arts and Humanities of Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Design and Applied Arts, Candidate of Art History Kirill Gavrilin. - Actually, we are talking about the event tourism, which attracts youth and lovers of a new culture to a city. It is also important that the young generation is being formed in a completely different environment. On the other hand, here you can demonstrate the technology of combining patriotic education, popularization of historical monuments and a new culture. We can also draw a lot of good from international experience.
On October 23, a discussion platform “Education of the 21st Century - Challenges and Opportunities” took place at Stroitel Cultural Centre. Representatives of the Russian Academy of Education, the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, and Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University, school teachers and psychologists gathered there to discuss the current issues of family and school interaction.
One more discussion platform was hosted by Satka Municipal Budgetary Educational Institution Secondary school No. 40. The moderators were as follows: Member of RAE, Chairman of the RAE Scientific Council on Family and Childhood, Head of the Section of the Russian Psychological Society “Psychology of Family and Childhood”, Doctor of Psychology, Professor Artur Rean; Professor of Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Director of Resource Centre “Childhood Free From Abuse and Cruelty”, Member of the Presidium of the Federation of Educational Psychologists of Russia, Doctor of Psychology Elena Volkova; Associate Member of RAE, Chief Non-staff Educational Psychologist of Ural Federal District, Doctor of Psychology Olga Zotova; Advisor to Director for Training of Academic Personnel of the Institute for Strategy of Education Development of RAE, Associate Member of RAE, Doctor of Education, Honoured Scientist of the Russian Federation Vladislav Serikov. At the event, such issues as interaction between a family and a school were at the table. The need to increase parental literacy and to introduce measures to prevent teenage deviant behaviour was discussed as well. The question about modern environment formation at schools was raised, which could become a tool for teaching and developing students. The discussion was attended by heads of educational institutions and school teachers. The participants shared their practical experience, outlined the main areas of work, and worked out a strategy for further cooperation.
After the discussion platform, a round table was held on the topic: “School Psychological Service”, organized on the basis of Satka Municipal Autonomous Educational Institution Secondary School No. 5. The discussion of issues of development of modern schools was continued at the meeting, but the emphasis was shifted towards the work of the School Psychological Service. Such persons as Member of RAE Artur Rean, Associate Member of RAE Vladislav Serikov, Doctor of Psychology Elena Volkova, and Chief Non-staff Educational Psychologist of Ural Federal District Olga Zotova took part in the event. School psychologists of Chelyabinsk Region also took active part in the meeting. During the round table, the main areas of concern that require practical solutions in local schools were identified, as well as the possible ways to improve the functioning of the psychological service were proposed. Some projects of effective collaborative work of psychologists and teachers, parents and students were also presented as the relevant examples. Psychologists from regional schools took an active part in the meeting. They joined in the discussion, shared their professional experience. The event was very fruitful. The participants managed to discuss the main issues and ways to solve them in the work of the School Psychological Service.
At the same time, there was an Applied Research Conference “Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) in the Southern Urals”, organized in order to restore the name of an outstanding German scientist to the ranks of outstanding figures of science and culture, to identify and to mark with special signs the memorable places associated with his works. A number of events and unique research programs on the eve of the 200th anniversary of the Humboldt expedition to the South Urals, which will be in 2029, were announced during the conference.
In addition, a four-day training seminar “Improving the Professionalism of Teachers in the Field of Pedagogical Communication and Prevention of Antisocial Behaviour” was held for school teachers and executives in the field of education of the mining region. It was prepared in collaboration with the Laboratory for the Prevention of Antisocial Behaviour of the Higher School of Economics. During this seminar, everyone received practical knowledge to work in the field of prevention of antisocial behaviour, and also expanded the tools for building constructive relationships with students.
Within the framework of the Festival of Education And Science, there was a presentation of manuals prepared by the Laboratory for the Prevention of Antisocial Behaviour of the Higher School of Economics under the editorship of the Member of RAE, Chairman of the RAE Scientific Council on Family and Childhood, Head of the Section of the Russian Psychological Society “Psychology of Family and Childhood”, Doctor of Psychology, Professor Artur Rean, where the bullying was addressed: "The Guidelines for Countering and Preventing Bullying", "What to Do If Your Child Is Involved?", "How Not to Become a Victim and Why You Should Not Attack Others?".
Accessible Guide to the World of Science
In the days of the Forum, there was another festival as well – The Contemporary Scientific Cinema Fest (FANK). About 1,000 people visited VR movies. The FANK prepared a special program for them, and it turned out to be equally interesting both for adults and children. The screening was held in Magnezit Cultural Centre at the premises of the city schools and at Satka Central Library.
During the short films, from 3 to 18 minutes, the audience could be transported to different places in our country and even to virtual worlds. 360° format created a real sense of presence. For example, thanks to Anton Zhdanov and Alexander Zhmutskoyma, the authors of the "Outstanding Nature Area – Nature Reserves of Russia", the festival participants were transported to 9 reserves, where they examined the primary small islands with living things. An Australian director Karina Price gave 4 unforgettable minutes about the plant cell life, allowing looking into the processes taking place both inside and outside of this microscopic “creature”.
The films created by the directors from Russia, Germany, the USA and other countries in 2018 were also shown in Satka. Each movie represents a creative or scientific study, a discovery or a fascinating journey.
For instance, Hermann Vaske, a Director from Germany, was making his movie called "Why are we creative?" for 30 years! The author met with people, whose stories and projects seemed incredible, intriguing and incomprehensible. Among the characters of the movie there are the eminent politicians, artists, the Academy Award winners and Nobel laureates.
The authors of the "Inventing the Future" (directed by Laura Nix, the USA) observed the work of six young scientists from Indonesia, India and Mexico. Researchers were searching for solutions to the most dangerous environmental problems of our time.
Russian director Vladislav Grishin created an impressive documentary film "Bears of Kamchatka". He worked on the project for 7 months, carefully watching several families of bears. Spectators found themselves in the bewitching world of volcanoes, rivers and wild animals.
The film "Bauhaus Spirit", directed by Niels Bolbrinker (Germany), closed the festival program. The film unfolds the phenomenon of one of the most influential art and architectural schools of its century – The Bauhaus. This movie is a part of a multimedia project dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus. It tells how to create an affordable housing, what you can learn from favelas, and what geometry and dance have in common.
The festival is a large-scale event that promotes the interaction of representatives of various professional areas: historians, educators, psychologists, researchers, public and political figures. The festival addressed the issues of generation of interest in scientific, educational and cultural projects; creation of conditions for psychological support of students of educational institutions; increase of parental literacy in matters of psychology of family relations, raising children and their development. This festival is already a traditional event for Satka, and it contributes to the development of interregional cooperation, as well as attracts a wide public attention.