On November, 15 – 17 the group of professors from Roskilde University of (RUC, Denmark) has visited MSUPE under the Erasmus+ teaching mobility program.
RUC delegation in MSUPE was represented by: Associate Professor of Department of People and Technology at Roskilde University Hans Sønderstrup-Andersen; Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology and Educational Studies at Roskilde University Rashmi Singla; Associate Professor of the Department of People and Technology at Roskilde University Niklas Chimirri; Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology of Education at Roskilde University Margarita V. Popova.
The visit was aimed at formulating the prospects of international cooperation; presentation of experience, activities and structure of Roskilde University as well as the presentation of MSUPE program, implemented for the development of ideas of cultural-historical and activity scientific school in education and social entrepreneurship..
On November, 15 the meeting of the delegation with MSUPE administration was organized. Together with the group from RUC, among the participants and speakers of the meeting were: Rector of MSUPE Vitaly V. Rubtsov, Head of the faculty of Social psychology Tatyana Y. Marinova, Head of the faculty of psychology of education Marina A. Egorova, Head of MSUPE informational-analytical office Anna A. Shvedovskaya, Head of the Chair of pedagogical psychology Prof. Victor. A. Guruzhapov, Head of the Chair of Ethnopsychology and Psychological Problems in Multicultural Education Oleg Y. Khuhlaev, Head of the MSUPEoffice of international affairs Natalya A. Baykovskaya , Professor of Monash University (Australia) N. N. Veresov and Professor of the University of Crete (Greece) M. Dafermos.
In the framework of the meeting MSUPE participants represented the university and its` faculties, as well as the report on the educational model of the Roskilde University, followed by the discussion with professor Hans Sønderstrup-Andersen and professor Margarita V. Popova was made.
The program of the visit of group of professors from Roskilde University included:
- Meeting titled “Social entrepreneurship as an illustration of applying the activity theory in social practice”, devoted to demonstrating and discussing the best practices of social entrepreneurship in Moscow (November, 15);
- Visit to school #91 with lessons` demonstration and presentation of practical realization of developing training in the framework of Vasily V. Davydov`s system (November, 16);
- Excursion to the Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education (PI RAE) with a discussion on the topic: “Outstanding psychologists of Moscow. The development of the fundamental traditions of cultural-historical and activity research in PI RAE nowadays (November, 16);
- Visit to the MSUPE Center for psycho-pedagogical expertize of game and toy with a discussion on the potential of the playground as a mediator of cultural-historical and activity research (November, 17).
Also, on November, 17 Associate Professor of the Department of People and Technology of Roskilde University Niklas Chimirri gave a special open lecture for MSUPE students and staff devoted to “The program of social psychology at Roskilde University”.
In the framework of the round table “Current cross-cultural studies in education” organized by the Chair of Ethnopsychology and Psychological Problems in Multicultural Education Dr. Rashmi Singla presented a special report “On the problem of diversity in modern society”. The report was followed by active discussion with participants as well as by brief presentations of the current students` research projects.
During the meetings that took place in the framework of the visit, perspective possibilities for future cooperation were formulated. Among the most actual – is joint preparation of the application on RUC – MSUPE Erasmus+ credit & teaching and staff mobility for the next period as a resource for co-implementation of international educational program based on fundamental theory and practice of cultural-historical & activity psychology and problem project pedagogy.
We express the deep gratitude to our colleges in Denmark: Prof. Hans Sønderstrup-Andersen; Associate Prof. Rashmi Singla; Associate Prof. Niklas Chimirri for cooperation and kind visit to MSUPE.
Heartfelt thanks to Prof. Margarita V. Popova for the active participation in the organization of this project and great support in its` implementation.
Special thanks to our colleagues: Galina V. Sukhova (PI RAE), Natalya. Yu. Krasavina (School #91), Anna V. Tikhomirova (MSUPE Center for social projecting), Oleg E. Huhlaev (MSUPE), Aleksey A. Gontarenko (MSUPE UNESCO Chair), Elena O. Smirnova (Center for psycho-pedagogical expertize of game and toy) for their contribution in organizing the program of the visit.