Traditional Values as a Central Focus of the State Policy. A Team of NSPU Experts Shared their Experience at the All-Russian Scientific Conference

- Educational work in the system of higher education which includes mentoring work with students is one of the priorities of the entire education system. Today, more than ever, it is important for us to support and involve every young person into social activities which help them find the right place in the professional world. In fact, education is not merely a set of activities, but a big science. Teachers, mentors, psychologists and other specialists should work together to be able to respond to challenges of the modern world, - said President of the Russian Academy of Education, Academician of the Russian Academy of Education Olga Yuryevna Vasilyeva in her greeting speech.

The NSPU Scientific Council dealing with issues of educating the younger generation at the Department of Philosophy of Education and Theoretical Pedagogy of the Russian Academy of Education was presented by: Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Head of the IIGSO Department of Pedagogy and Psychology Tatyana Aleksandrovna Romm, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor of the IIGSO Department of Pedagogy and Psychology Elena Vasilyevna Kiselyova, Candidate of Sociological Sciences, Associate Professor, Vice-Rector for Educational and Social Work Nikolay Nikolaevich Kiselyov, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Head of the NSPU Department of Theory and Methodology of Educational Systems Boris Arkadyevich Deich.

According to the Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Olga Viktorovna Petrova “...thanks to the scientific analysis of educational methods implemented by the state policy to preserve spiritual and moral values, we can understand them clearly and formulate their practical meaning in educational work to develop a sense of patriotism, citizenship and conservation of historical memory."

For two days, representatives of federal and regional executive and legislative authorities, the scientific community and public organizations, teachers, as well as vice-rectors for educational work discussed strategic guidelines to foster traditional values and ways to preserve and strengthen them in the system of higher education as a priority in the implementation of educational work.

The moderators of the plenary session were acting Vice-President of RAE, Chief Scientific Secretary of the Presidium of RAE Viktor Stefanovich Basyuk and Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Olga Viktorovna Petrova.

The second day of the conference was dedicated to the topic “Features and Technologies of Working with the Youth to Preserve and Strengthen Traditional Values.” The discussions were held in mini-groups. Representatives of the Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University were moderators of these working sites.

- Work in the mini-groups with vice-rectors for educational work and youth policy was aimed at clarifying ideas how to form basic traditional values ​​in the modern world. The colleagues also shared their experience how to find and use university resources in this sphere, and how to come up with suggestions that facilitate the implementation of the proposed solutions, - notes Tatyana Aleksandrovna Romm. – The participants of the discussion were deeply interested in the ideas made by a group of researchers led by Academician N.L. Selivanova (this mini group included our teachers) about the Educational Program and Curriculum Evaluation Model in an educational organization of higher education and methodological recommendations for its creation. These documents can already be useful today for supervisors responsible for educational work at a university in solving educational problems.

One of the conference moderators, Boris Arkadyevich Deitch shares his experience:

- I believe this approach of practical training was the most useful for the participants in the mini groups. At a pedagogical university, it’s normal that the vice-rector for educational work understands perfectly well both the programmatic and methodological foundations of organizing educational work. In the mini group we worked with Tatyana Aleksandrovna Romm and vice-rectors of technical universities. As it turned out, the administrators of such universities got a new experience from this practical work. On the one hand, our colleagues learnt about the Model Education Program which was developed and adopted some time ago, and on the other hand, they found various possibilities of the Program to be implemented in practical activities to put values ​on students’ development.

The NSPU Vice-Rector for Educational and Social Work Nikolay Nikolaevich Kiselyov noted that the results of a fruitful collaboration of the participants at the conference facilitates work aimed at preserving and strengthening traditional values ​​through the system of educational work. Moreover, the conference determined strategic guidelines for the development of the higher education system based on the historical and cultural traditions of the Russian people.

The participants also shared their experience in implementing state policy priorities in educating students. In total, more than 350 people took part in the work of the site.

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