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Implications of creativity and critical thinking in national curriculum, school and practice in the Russian Federation - Pavel Zenkovich


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This presentation was given by Pavel Zenkovich at the conference “Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills in School: Moving a shared agenda forward” on 24-25 September 2019, London, UK.

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Implications of creativity and critical thinking in national curriculum, school and practice in the Russian Federation - Pavel Zenkovich

  2. 2. NEW TASKS OF THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION The system of General Education in Russia is constantly changed through revising the educational standards with the emphasis on educating the citizens for the information and new technology-based society who are able to: critically evaluate the information think creatively (“outside the box”) continuous learn and retrain
  3. 3. CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING IS A NECESSITY FOR SUCCESSFUL FUNCTIONING IN THE MODERN WORLD  To be curious;  To formulate questions;  To search for answers;  To identify the causes and consequences of the facts;  To doubt common truths;  To form an own point of view and defend it with logical arguments;  To have ability to listen the different opinions of the opponents, try to comprehend and take them into account when developing a common solution TO THINK CRITICALLY IS:
  4. 4. THE SCHOOL should not teach for the whole life, but should teach to learn, to sift the flow of information critically, to stimulate students' interest in creative and intellectual activity
  5. 5. THE SCHOOL SHOULD TEACH: To use arguments in debates To separate facts and assumptions To separate reasonable and unreasonable value judgment To see causal relationships To find the mistake in the studied materials
  6. 6. FSES (Federal State Educational Standard) - a key document that determines the structure and content of basic educational programs (BEP), expected learning outcomes and conditions for the implementation of educational programs 70% - obligatory part – 30% - variable part (optional, selected by a region or school) F S E S Requirements for the structure of the BEP Requirements for implementation conditions Requirements for results B E P S B E P
  7. 7. EXPECTED LERNING OUTCOMES Increased attention to project activities and research methods, problem solving, communications and collaborations metasubjectpersonal subject
  8. 8. METASUBJECT RESULTS General leaning skills Collaboration with others IT-skills Cognitive/ metacognitive Organization of learning and cognition process Communicative
  9. 9. It is more effective to teach students, if they are motivated, interested and involved • more different activities • less “ready knowledge”
  10. 10. «KVANTORIUM» - NEW PRACTICE TO INTEGRATE SCHOOL AND OUT-OF- SCHOOL WORLD to raise the national intellectual capacity Development of pre-professional skills demanded in the modern society, creativity, critical thinking and ability to work as a team The main task  Out of the class-based system Involvement of the maximum number of children expansion each city (more than 60 thousand people)  Project work  Cooperation with the industrial sector
  11. 11. «MOBILE KVANTORIUMS» Reaching the maximum number of children in rural and remote areas
  12. 12. Organization of the activity and cognition process with an emphasis on practice and self- activities of students, a wide variety of creative tasks in different interdisciplinary areas and solving practical problems of the surrounding environment
  13. 13. THE PROJECT OF THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION OF RUSSIA «MONITORING THE FORMATION OF FUNCTIONAL LITERACY» ONE OF THE DIRECTIONS IS «CREATIVE THINKING» The main framing of items development is orientated on the innovative direction of PISA – 2021 study. • Developing the tasks and items for Grade 5-9 students; • Developing the recommendations for teachers; • Retraining teachers for implementing the new approaches in the teaching and learning process
  14. 14. Thank you for your attention!