– I’d like to congratulate you with all my heart on graduating from higher educational institutions and getting one of the most unique professions - the profession of a teacher. Thank you for choosing this career, especially in the Year of the Teacher and Mentor. The teaching profession is becoming more and more popular. This year, 88,000 new teachers have graduated from 229 higher educational institutions. We’ll be very happy if all of them choose to work as teachers, - said Tatyana Golikova, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
The June issue of the university newspaper “Ves Universitet” published a long interview with Ekaterina on becoming a modern teacher and professional skills required today.
– 2023 is the Year of the Teacher and Mentor. How do you describe the modern teacher?
- Well, the teacher should be empathic and ready to get in contact with children, he or she should have skills to conduct a dialogue with students, parents, colleagues and build sincere and friendly communication. Another quality for a modern teacher is to be open to new things, self-development and growth. It is also important to be on trend, keep up with new ideas, be interesting for children and speak the same language with them. Mentoring is becoming more and more popular today. The mentor should be experienced and have professional knowledge. This is a leader who knows how to influence, motivate his or her students, knows how to listen and understand. When I was a first-year student I started work at school. That helped me to use my theoretical knowledge from my lectures right away. Those five years of studying were very eventful, interesting but challenging, because sometimes I had to balance between work and studies, running from school to my own lectures and then back to school. My university homework was done in between classes at school, during rehearsals for holidays and meetings, - says Ekaterina Monoenko, a graduate of the Novosibirsk Pedagogical University.
In his speech, Minister of Education Sergey Kravtsov underlines that the profession of a teacher is becoming more prestigious:
– This year has been declared by the President of Russia as the Year of the Teacher and Mentor. We all know that many aspects in this professional field need to be improved in order to elevate the status of the teaching profession. But we can also see that school leavers choose pedagogical science at universities more often, they want to connect their future life with children and education. This tendency surely makes us very happy, - notes the minister.
At the end of the last academic year, Andrey Alexandrovich Travnikov, Governor of the Novosibirsk Region, presented Ekaterina with a Letter of Appreciation "For Significant Contribution to the Upbringing and Education of the Younger Generation." During her studies, the student has participated in various forums such as the All-Russian Youth Educational Forum "Territory of Meanings", the All-Russian Pedagogical Forum “Russian Schoolchildren Movement”, the All-Russian Youth Forum "Lineyka", etc. She visited Irkutsk, Buryatia, Chechnya, Tomsk, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod and other regions of Russia.
This year, about 200 young professionals are graduating from the NSPU Institute of History and Liberal Arts Education (The Russian abbreviation IIGSO). The director of the IIGSO NSPU Oleg Nikolaevich Kationov notes that the institute has been training specialists in liberal arts, social, psychological and pedagogical sciences for more than 80 years. There are powerful scientific schools at IIGSO NSPU. Besides, the institute cooperates with institutes of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian and foreign universities and scientific organizations. Students annually have interesting internships at schools, libraries, law firms, and of course, in archaeological expeditions. Cooperation with foreign students is a special part of work focused on the study of oriental languages and culture. Another important area of our work is educational activities in its various aspects: counseling, mentoring, organizing a children's team. Dear applicants, if you are initiative, well-read, responsible and creative, our doors are open for you!
It’s worth remembering that the admission campaign at NSPU is in full swing: you can get more information about the admission regulations and educational programs of the Institute of History and Liberal Arts Education here.Julia Panachuk