The International Research School (IRS) was held in Russia for the 12th time in the summer of 2019. The venue was the Kaluga region. The article briefly presents general information about IRS 2019, describes in more detail the new elements of the program and those that were not covered in detail in the previous publications about the IRS. In addition, the article presents the reports from the tutors on each of the ten research projects implemented in international teams of schoolchildren.
A brief description of the expedition to Mexico and travel notes of its participants are presented. The expedition took place in the state of Puebla. It had several lines of research: paleontology, ecology and biology, social and visual anthropology. Pupils from Yakutia, two Moscow schools and schools from the city of Puebla took part in the expedition. In the travel notes participants described their impressions and experiences of the days they had chosen to outline. Students’ texts are published in the author’s edition.
This article is an introduction to the issue of “Researcher”, which focuses on the concepts of goal achievement and choice, examines student research practices from kindergarten to college, presents the concepts and describes the practice of involving students in solving open-ended problems.
The article briefly describes the concept and general issues of conducting the schoolchildren’s educational and research expedition to a remote Telengit village – Yazula, Ulagan region of the Altai Republic. The expedition to this village was carried out for the second time with an interval of 16 years from the first one (in fact, it means to another generation of local dwellers). The key focus of the study was the transitivity of the traditional society of a secluded settlement in the situation of increasing its accessibility and openness to the “outside world” and various information channels.
This article sets general principles of the realization of such format of participation in the research culture as an offcite research school. The general topos construct as a semantic model of organization of the content of the directions of research that are attached to common place is illustrated. The experience of the organization and conduction of the First offcite research school “Topos Shahmatovo” (Kostroma Oblast, Antropovo district, summer 2019) is described. The prospects for the development of this model in relation to the Shakhmatov space are determined.
On the initiative of the Moscow City Tourism Committee “The City of Discoveries” project was developed – to develop edu¬cational tourism for schoolchildren from Russian regions in Moscow as a living and developing megalopolis. This project is starting in a pilot mode at the end of 2019. The article presents the methodol¬ogy of the educational tourism, which was created as a basis of “The city of discovery” project. The methodology bases on the analysis of the international and Russian practice of educational travelling with schoolchildren, that are built on the activity basis sub¬ject to age and psychological feature of teenagers and youth. The presented material can be used with other projects and tourism development programs.
This program is being implemented in the research center “Tochka Varenia”of the “26 KADR” College, located in the on the “Estate of Trubetskoy in Khamovniki” park. The program was included as an example in the description of the generic model “Topos” and implies the involvement of schoolchildren in the study of the world around themselves and can serve as a framework. Its implementation will have its own specifics, depending on the specific features of the location on which it will be carried out.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) is a stable abbreviation that combines science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM education is not just a combination of several fields under one heading, but rather a modern line of integration of science, mathematics and engineering. The practice of implementing the STEM approach in education is based on an activity, i.e. through experiment, research, design, construction, programming. The article presents the approach inherent in the preparation of the collection of STEM-based tasks, which is being prepared for publication. This collection is aimed at acquiring knowledge and skills in the field of STEM by primary and secondary school students. The idea of this collection is based on intersubject communications, practical orientation, and the active component.
We are starting the publication of a series of articles on the development of research abilities through games. These games are aimed at developing universal abilities that are significant in life as a whole and to enhance the personal potential of children and adolescents in the implementation of research activity. In the first article, we present games for the development of various properties of observation ability. The article provides comments on how the proposed games can be used in working with children considering their age.
We continue to publish a series of articles on developing research abilities through games. These games are aimed at developing universal abilities that are significant in life in general and for enhancing the personal potential of children and adolescents in the implementation of research activity. In the second article, we present games, which develop the ability to see problems, i. e. sensitivity to them. The article provides comments on how the proposed games can be applied to work with children, taking into account their age.
The description of the expedition of the «Social and Cultural Psychology and Anthropology» group, Vernadsky School 1553 to the village of Lyadiny (Arkhangelsk region, Kargopol district, summer 2018) is presented. The members prepared some after-action reports (the texts are published). In addition, visual anthropology movies and two movies about expedition group’s work were created.
This article is an Introduction to the main subject of this issue - “Individual project in high school”, which is discussed in terms of the importance of the implementation of group and team formats for organizing students’ research and project activity.
This is an introduction to the main subject of the issue “The new regional studies”. The theme is revealed in the issue in different aspects: a research center in a historical park, an educational journey of the study of industries in the context of the city, offcite research schools “Topos”, research expeditions. The general idea of the development of the regional studies as an involvement of children and teenagers in studying the world around themselves using modern tools and techniques is set.
Environmental literacy in the modern world is becoming a trait of an educated person, a necessary element of civic literacy in advanced countries and communities, a condition for successful employment in various sectors of the economy that implement the principles of environmental responsibility. Environmental literacy is a logical component of education for sustainable development, as its attention to the various interactions of various elements of the environment includes human activities, which are essential to achieve a self-sufficient community that conserves resources for future generations. The proposed article describes a model for environmental literacy development in the context of extracurricular education, based on the concept of ‘environmentally responsible behaviour’. The authors use an approach related to constructivist learning theories, focusing on more active learning strategies focused on subjective experience and student engagement, the relationship between acquired knowledge and real-world problems. The model can be considered a theoretical basis for the development of extracurricular activities and as a framework for the practical implementation of the development of environmental literacy.
In 2019 on the territory of the historical park “Trubetskoys’ Homestead in Hamovniki” the center of the optional education – the research center “Boiling Point” (a new structural division of the College “26 FRAME”) was opened. The concept of its activity is presented in the article. It is implied that after launch and adjustmentof this conceptual frame the practice of creating such centers will go from the capital to the regions. At the basis of center’s activity lies an idea of different ages student involvement in regional studies with the use of contemporary technologies and methods. Different formats of student’s practical activity organization with the opportunity of trial actions in different spheres and the dive to attractive subject area is implied. Meanwhile the idea of multidisciplinary community development is given.
The article is a comprehensive description of programs of additional education for children related to tourism and local studies. The authors emphasize the lack of sustainable criteria to classify the education programs as being related to the field in question, and suggest their own solutions to this problem, as well as analyze a number of methodological approaches to substantive and technological updating of various forms of children’s tourism and local studies