English Fast Track Seminar
We invite faculty, research staff, and Ph.D. students from the Institute of Education at HSE as well as external speakers to present on their on-going and past research studies in short yet informative English Fast Track Seminars (EFTS). EFTS is a platform where you can expect to practice your international conference talks, dissertation defense, and/or receive feedback in a constructive way. Sign up as prospective speakers and audience for upcoming EFTS!
English Fast Track Seminars aim to share the latest findings of our studies using a 15 min oral presentation followed by 5 min question/answer as it occurs in real conferences. It allows speakers to practice and improve their time-management. In addition, we intend to use the e-version of published articles instead of boring PowerPoints to provide audiences with new findings and the structure and organization of the recently published articles.
These seminars follow three major aims.
- First, to share the latest findings of our studies published over the past three years.
- Second, to improve the time-management skills of speakers: first part – presenting of the article - will last for 15 min followed by 5 min question/answer as it occurs in real conferences. If needed, the discussion may be extended for additional 20 min.
- In addition, we intend to use the e-version of published articles instead of boring PowerPoints to to provide audience with new findings and the structure and organization of the academic journal articles.
Date: 17 February 2023, 15-00 (Moscow Time)
Speaker: Nazir Jogezai, PhD, Research Fellow, Laboratory for Educational Innovation Research, Institute of Education HSE University
Topic: Social studies curriculum: A window to peace and tolerance or otherwise!
Abstract: The social studies curriculum has been the subject of fierce debate globally, but in societies with more diverse ethnicities and ideologies, it has been the most contested topic. An apostolic vision seeks to establish a theocracy or monotheistic society, which contradicts the concept of a modern nation-state. In contrast, a curriculum that emphasizes diversity and multiculturalism is considered dynamic and strives to meet criteria of significance and relevance; in a globalizing world, a focus on national scales alone is insufficient. The social studies curriculum can be seen as having two distinct goals: either to promote peace and tolerance or to obstruct them by promoting violence, prejudice, and hatred or related concepts. Recent research has focused on the formation of social identity through social studies curricula. Using one of the leading models that supports social identity formation and promotes peace and tolerance through a history curriculum, this seminar paves the way for an analysis of a social studies curriculum. It investigates the role of social history education in fostering or hindering concepts such as peace, tolerance, violence, and prejudice.
Higher Education Institutions Reactions to the Needs of Social Economic Development by Digital Transformation and AI?
Speaker: Ruoqi Cao, IOE HSE Doctoral School Graduate, Intern at the Online Education Research Center, Ministry of Education of People's
Abstract: Within the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as the primary topic of discussion worldwide. AI can also have an influence on digital transformation of higher education. Higher education faces an era of rapid socio-economic development and must meet a challenge of preparing a talent pool for the AI revolution. That is, preparing students with necessary skill sets to become competitive in the AI era. The pedagogical implications of the impact of emerging technologies on the way students learn and the way higher education is changing include, but are not limited by, application of AI and educational technologies to complement essential activities in higher education, changes in our traditional elements of teaching and learning, and some of the challenges faced by higher education institutions and students in adopting these technologies for teaching, learning, to name a few. In this seminar, we would like to discuss the findings of research in Higher Education Institutions and reveal how organizations react to transformative adaptation of higher education to the age of artificial intelligence.
Teaching TRIZ [Theory of Inventive Problem Solving] in Primary School: An Iranian Case Study.
Speaker: Sara Salimi Namin, PhD, Head of Iranian Institute of Innovation and Technological Studies (IIITS) and Managing Director of AboAyeneh School; Creativity & Innovation Consultant at the Iranian Ministry of Education; TRIZ Consultant
TRIZ is a Russian acronym for ‘Teoriya Resheniya Izobretatelskikh Zadatch’ that is known in English as the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. It is a problem-solving, analysis, and forecasting tool derived from the study of patterns of invention in the global patent literature.
TRIZ was devised by the Soviet inventor Genrich Altshuller and his colleagues in 1946, and can be viewed as a way of Lateral Thinking. It has the following premises at its bedrock:
- The given problem (or a similar one) has already been solved by someone someday
- Never accept contradictions, but resolve them
- Use the inherent defect as a resource to find the solution
Sara has founded a TRIZ-based primary school for the first time in Iran. During this seminar, Sara will talk about how TRIZ can improve problem-solving skills in primary school students based on her real experience.
Sports knowledge, education, and women as omnivorous sports consumers
Speaker: Adam James Gemar, Ph.D., Research Fellow at the Centre for Cultural Sociology, Institute of Education
Abstract: Women sports fans have been substantially understudied compared to their male counterparts. While a growing number of studies seek to redress this, there remains a stark absence of quantitative approaches that would allow investigations regarding patterns of women’s sporting consumption and historical trends in the potential growth of this fandom. This study seeks to redress these issues by testing the ‘feminization’ thesis of increased women’s sporting fandom over the past three decades. In addition, we consider whether women’s fandom has become increasingly ‘omnivorous’ over this time period and the nature of this consumption today.
Help-seeking behavior in Russia and Australia
Speaker: Daniel Cavanagh, Ph.D. Fellow, Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
Characteristics of the educational environment as a factor in the development of adolescent autonomy
Speaker: Emilia Bogdanova, Ph.D. Fellow, IOE HSE University
Narcissistic people, not narcissistic nations: Using multilevel modelling to explore narcissism across countries
Speaker: Laura Johnson Ph.D. Fellow Department of Psychology Western University, Canada
Abstract: Narcissism has received considerable research attention as an individual difference variable. The current study broadened the scope of the literature on narcissism by examining differences in scores on narcissism between countries, whether country-level variables could account for those differences, and if there was a cross-level interaction between country-level political corruption and gender. Drawing on a large sample of Internet users from 53 different countries (N = 31,391, 35% female, Mage = 28.64, SD = 10.98), multilevel modelling was used to examine whether there was significant between-country variability on grandiose narcissism. Political corruption, social progress, economic prosperity, and individualism were included as between-country predictors. Most of the variance in narcissism scores occurred at the individual level. Within countries, younger individuals, as well as men, were more narcissistic. Between countries, those with better social progress (e.g., meeting basic human needs) had lower aggregate narcissism scores. The other predictors correlated strongly with social progress and did not account for unique variance. Overall, these results suggest that while some variance in narcissism scores occurs between countries, more variance occurs at the individual level. As such, it is less meaningful to call countries “narcissistic,” and more meaningful to apply this label to individuals
Workaholism and wellbeing
Speaker: Dr. Morteza Charkhabi, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Education HSE University
All seminars are held in English, in Zoom. For questions about the seminar, please contact Anna Polyanskaya (email@example.com).
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