13 january 11:15–12:15


 Studio, Library
Anzor Muzaev, Head of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science
Sergey Myasoedov, Vice Rector, Director of the Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA
Andrey Fursenko, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Elena Shmeleva, Head of the Talent and Success Foundation; Chairman of the Board of the Sirius Federal Territory
There is an ongoing public debate on how to improve the national education system. Some propose to return to the "Soviet model," others propose to renounce the past and seek new ways and approaches, corresponding to the changes in the economy, technology and the rhythm of life. Some suggest focusing on basic education, while others suggest increasingly replacing it with applied knowledge and skills. The search for ways and methods of combining the efforts of university science and the practice of professional communities is underway.

Discussion points:
• To what extent should the traditional model of education be preserved in the digital society?
• How to teach schoolchildren and students not only to memorize, but also to think and analyze independently?
• Isn't there a danger that critical thinking without an emphasis on creativity and action will create a generation capable of reasoning but unable to act?
• Are residual knowledge tests needed in schools and universities? To what extent should knowledge testing be replaced by skills testing?
• On March 1, 2022, the system for accreditation and quality assessment of domestic universities changes. Will it be possible to change the system from assessing the achievement of established standards to an assessment of the quality of education? How is the system of quality measurement tools supposed to be built?
• What role will professional and public accreditation play in assessing the quality of education? How are new market and employer demands planned to be taken into account?