From August 15 to 18, “Eureka” Institute for Problems of Education Policy conducted a series of educational events for children, parents and the pedagogical community from Chennai. Eureka is implementing the state contract of Russian Federal agency Rossotrudnichestvo. The goal of these events is popularization and promotion of Russian educational technologies in the field of education and the promotion of forming Russian schools in BRICS countries. The events in Chennai were organized with the assistance of Rossotrudnichestvo representative office, RCSC, in Chennai.
A Team of Russian experts from ‘Eureka’ visited Chennai. The experts were Deputy Director Roman Selyukov, Head of the International cooperation Division Olga Logachyova, Expert analyst Ivan Trifonov and Expert methodologist Elena Nepomnyashi.
On 15, 17 and 18 August, educational seminars were conducted at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture on “the possibilities and potential effects of modern Russian educational technologies, teaching and education methods to ensure the development of pre-school children in educational organizations in India. The heads of Kindergartens and schools, educators, primary school teachers, students from pedagogical college, teachers of Russian language, parents and compatriots took part in the seminars. The program of the seminars consisted of lectures and a practical training. Participants in the seminar had an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the theoretical foundations and practical skills of the implementation of Russian educational technologies in pre-school and primary school education, and to learn about new and unique teaching methods. The methodologists were so professional and literate that they were able to carry out group exercises so that all participants in the seminar participated in the implementation of the work in different areas.
August 16 was a special day for one of the best preschools in Chennai- Canopo. On this day, Eureka organized the "Educational Journey into the World of Creativity" for children and adults at Canopo. The event was held in extra-curricular form and demonstrated, practically, modern Russian pedagogical technologies. Children and adults were able to act in the chosen educational tasks in various fields: visual arts, theatre, mathematics, games and quest. More than 35 children and adults participated in the event.
During the four days, participants in educational events with great interest acquired the basics of Russian technology. Teachers of schools in Chennai noted that the development of such technologies will enable Indian children to obtain important qualities that are in demand in the modern world: the ability to solve problems, the ability to work in a team, the ability to teach themselves.
The event was widely covered in the media.