Ослица Валаама: Академические работники между профессионализмом и депрофессионализацией
The article examines the now-typical condition of universities worldwide, in which the unity of research and teaching is on the decline. In Safronov’s opinion, because teaching has no palpable, materially evident results (in comparison with scientific results), it is now being deprofessionalized. Yet this deprofessionalization opens up some new opportunities for educational theory and practice. The special asymmetry in the relationship between a teacher and her/his audience might bring about new forms of educational communication, no longer the distanced professional variety, but rather one built around friendly mutual need.