Last week’s session held as part of the World Bank–HSE University joint webinar series, ‘Education under COVID-19: Problems, Solutions, Perspectives, Research’ brought together international experts and participants from various corners of the globe to delve into students’ learning experiences amid challenges and limitations stemming from the COVID emergency.
World Bank—HSE University Webinar Examines the Costs of School Closures During the Covid-19 Pandemic
On May 21, the joint webinar series, ‘Education under COVID-19: Problems, Solutions, Perspectives, Research’ began with a session about the effects of school closures under the pandemic. Harry Anthony Patrinos of the World Bank presented the results of a model that he and a team of researchers developed in order to predict the extent to which the closures may reduce learning and lead to future losses in labor productivity and earnings for today’s students. The webinar was moderated by Isak Froumin (Head of the HSE Institute of Education), while Professors Tommaso Agasisti (School of Management, Politecnico di Milano) and Sergey Kosaretsky (Director, HSE Centre of General and Extracurricular Education) served as discussants.
The new volume titled, Audacious Education Purposes: How Governments Transform the Goals of Education Systems, which has recently been published in open access by Springer, foregrounds cases of educational change to promote 21st-century outcomes across eight nations. A chapter on Russian reforms aimed at future-proofing education in a fast-paced world has been prepared by Head of IOE, Isak Froumin and Rector of Moscow City University, Igor Remorenko.
A five-year Cooperation Agreement was signed earlier this May between the HSE Institute of Education (IOE) and German Institute for Adult Education (DIE). The partnership framework involves collaborating on a broad and diverse agenda that is set to usher in new momentum for bolstering and future-proofing the dimension of adult learning in Russia and Germany.
From December 16 to 20, IOE is hosting its International Week of Education Law 2019, a prime venue for global experts in law and policy to exchange perspectives on how best practices across dimensions of educational governance are designed and deployed at both international, national, community, and institutional levels. We have talked to Dr. Bill Maxwell, former Chief Executive of Education Scotland who is among the key presenters for this year’s Law Week, about what he thinks of the regulatory reform in the dimension of educational monitoring and assessment that has been unfolding in Russia, his conception of how a robust schema of authority and accountability in educational QA should be configured, etc.
World-renowned edutainment expert and entrepreneur in extended L&D, Dr. Ger Graus, OBE has recently commenced his sojourn with IOE as a Guest Professor at the Center for General and Extracurricular Education. During his term, Dr. Graus will be contributing across multiple strands of the Center’s research and networking agenda.
Earlier this fall, Stockholm, Sweden welcomed educational researchers, strategists and institutional leaders from across the globe for the Second WERA-IRN Conference on ‘Extended Education,’ a dimension of learning & development that embraces a vast array of practices and activities beyond the general curriculum that unfold both within and outside the regular school perimeter. IOE experts Sergey Kosaretsky and Mikhail Goshin took part in the forum to present about how different strategies of parental involvement in formal schooling impact the odds of children’s success in extracurriculars.
The tenth International Russian Higher Education Conference (RHEC) kicked off at the HSE University Moscow this week and will last until October 25. Bringing together over 400 participants from 15 countries, this year’s forum focuses on ‘Contributions of Higher Education to Society and Economy: Global, National and Local Perspectives.’
In late September, IOE hosted the Second Russia–China Conference, Digital Transformation of Education and Artificial Intelligence. The event has offered a multifaceted forum for leading experts from the two countries to foreground and share the most important research, policy and practical perspectives in how the digital stride has been remolding various dimensions of the national education systems.
Adam Gemar (U.S.) has recently begun his 12-month sojourn with the IOE Laboratory for Cultural Sociology and Anthropology of Education as part of the HSE International Postdoc Fellowship Program 2019. Coming from Fargo, North Dakota, Adam boasts premier credentials in socio-economic and cultural studies that he has earned from leading U.S. and UK institutions, including Yale University, London School of Economics and Durham University. He completed his doctoral degree earlier this year. One of the key areas of Adam’s research is educational inequality.