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Belarus, Russia to launch joint teaching project

Society 21.08.2018 | 12:19
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MINSK, 21 August (BelTA) – Young teachers from Belarus and Russia will be able to share best practices, boost motivation and improve their teaching skills during the long-term international project Pelecanus Constellation initiated by Smolensk Oblast Branch of the Russian Union of Youth, BelTA learned from chairman of the branch Evgeny Zakharenkov.

The project will kick off in September 2018 and will conclude in October 2019. It includes a series of consecutive and related events and educational modules that will take place on the territory of the two countries. These are master classes from leading experts and teachers (winners and laureates of professional excellence competitions) from Russia and Belarus, foresight workshops (a technology to determine the desirable future as well as instruments and strategies to achieve it), IT forums, interactive classes, applied studies and classes in social studies and humanities, like robotics, engineering, physics, economy, law, philology and other disciplines.

“Pelican is the symbol of pedagogical service; therefore, the joint project is called Pelecanus Constellation. It is designed for school teachers of the two countries. Russia and Belarus have different approaches to education, which means that teachers from the two countries have many things to discuss. Communication will be held in the format of master classes that will involve teaching staff of higher learning institutions and vocational training schools. Not only Smolensk Oblast will take part in the project. Various regions of Russia and Belarus are invited to participate. The forthcoming two-week events will bring together over 150 people. All in all, the project will engage over 3,000 people,” Evgeny Zakharenkov said.

The project is funded by the grant of the Russian President to promote civil society that was allocated by the Presidential Grants Foundation.

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