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“Step into the Future” Program as a System of Non-formal Research Education in Russia

  • Alexander O. KarpovEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 785)

Abstract

The purpose of the study is identification a role of the human factor in the development of the “Step into the Future” program, that has played a decisive role in transformation of the Russian educational system; theoretical development of epistemo-didactic concepts characterizing the educational activities under the program. Educational features that indentify its originality and development are explicated in the pre-history of the “Step into the Future” program founded in 1991. Humanistic missions of the program team are defined and educational strategies of the program are described. The intentions of the fundamental epistemo-didactic concepts of research education cultivated by the program are revealed. The conclusion is made that the human factor plays a decisive role in the development of modern education systems, and not only as an instrument for overcoming conservative traditions, but to a much greater extent as a creating source.

Keywords

Human factor Non-formal education Research Knowledge society Didactics Generativity Learning Environment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bauman Moscow State Technical UniversityMoscowRussia

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