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14-16 november
2014

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Intellectual Foundations of Modern Liberal Education

The 3rd international conference "Intellectual Foundations of Modern Liberal Education".

Conference Program

November 14

9:00-9:30am Registration (58-60 Galernaya Street)

9:30-9:45am Valery Monakhov (SPbU) "On the Intellectual Foundations of Modern Liberal Education"

Session 1. Liberal Education: From Tradition to Innovation. Moderators: Vadim Kasevich, Elena Kazakova (SPbU)

  • 9:45-10:00am Philip Fedchin (SPbU) "Toward the History of Transformation of Artes Liberales: Variability of Educational Tradition and its Importance"
  • 10:00-10:15am Olga Voronina (Bard College, USA) "Liberal Education in the Context of the Modern University"
  • 10:15-10:30am Elena Kazakova (SPbU) "Liberal Education and Modern Pedagogical Practices"
  • 10:30-10:45am Elena Varustina (SPbU) "Master Degree Programs in the Liberal Education Context"
  • 10:45-11:20am Question and answer session. Open discussion

11:20-11:45am Coffee break

Roundtables

  • 11:45am-1:15pm Liberal Education in Post-Soviet Territory: Problems of Adaptation. Moderator: Alexandr Semyonov (Higher School of Economics). Participants: Denis Akhapkin (SPbU), Olga Breskaya (European Humanities University, Lithuania), Aleksander Kolbasko (European Humanitarian University, Lithuania), Sergey Kropotov (Ural State Economic University), Elida Nogoibaeva (AmericanUniversity of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan), Andrew Wachtel (American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan)

1:15-2:30pm – Lunch

  • 2:30-4:30pm Liberal Education in Europe and in the World. Moderators: Voldemar Tomusk (Open Society Foundation, UK), Jonathan Becker (Bard College, USA). Participants: Samuel Abraham (Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts, Slovakia), Hans Adriaansens (University College Utrecht; University College Roosevelt Middelburg, Netherlands), Munther Dajani (Al-Quds Bard College for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Abu Dis, Jerusalem), Barbara Oomen (University College Roosevelt, Utrecht University, Netherlands) (presentation), Natalia Tšuikina (Catherine's College, Tallinn University, Estonia)
  • 2:30-4:30pm Technologies, New Reality and Educational Space. Moderators: Yury Shelepin (Pavlov Institute of Physiology, Russian Academy of Sciences), Timothy O’Connor (National University of Science and Technology "MISIS"). Participants: Nigel Foreman (Middlesex University, United Kingdom) (presentation), Aleksander Puptsev (European Humanities University, Lithuania), Nikolay Rozanov (ITMO University)

4:30-5:00pm Coffee break

  • 5:00-7:00pm Developing Student Cultural Experience in the Liberal Education Environment. Moderator: Elena Kazakova (SPbU). Participants: Sue Books (State University of New York) (presentation), Galina Danilova (SPbU), Mikhail Epshteyn (Rosnano School League), David Harman (Al-Quds Bard College for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Abu Dis, Jerusalem), Aleksei Kamensky (Lyceum №590, Saint Petersburg), Irina Lyublinskaya (City University of New York) (presentation)
  • 5:00-7:00pm Roundtable with Alumni of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Smolny College), SPbU. Moderators: Mikhail Gavrilov (Asteros Company Branch in Northwestern Region), Konstantin Kora (Tailored, Russia)

November 15

9:00-9:30am Registration (Senatskaya Square, 3)

9:30-10:30am Opening of Plenary Session: Nikolay Kropachev (Rector, SPbU), Olga Golodets (Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation), Dmitriy Livanov (Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation), Aleksei Kudrin (Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, SPbU)

09:50-10:25am Aleksei Kudrin (SPbU) "Liberal Arts and Sciences in Russian Universities"

10:30-12:00am Roundtable "Perspectives of Development of Modern Education in Russia". Moderator: Aleksander Arkhangelsky. Participants: Igor Divinsky (Vice Governor of St.Petersburg), Olga Golodets (Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation), Dmitriy Livanov (Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation), Nikolay Kropachev (Rector, SPbU), Aleksei Kudrin (Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, SPbU), Yaroslav Kuzminov (Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics), Vladimir Mau (Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration), Lyudmila Verbitskaya (President, SPbU)

12:00-12:15pm Coffee break

Session 2. Liberal Education as a Head Start in Life. Moderator: Andrey Zorin (Oxford University)

1:45-3:00pm Lunch

Session 3. Cognitive Science and Modern Education. Moderator: Tatiana Chernigovskaya (SPbU)

  • 3:00-3:20pm Tatiana Chernigovskaya (SPbU) "Cognitive Science as the Basis for Organizing Education in the 21st Century"
  • 3:20-3:40pm Svyatoslav Medvedev (Bekhterev Institute for the Study of the Human Brain, Russian Academy of Sciences) "Brain and Creativity"
  • 3:40-4:00pm Svetlana Kirdina (Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow) "Interdisciplinary Studies as the Basis for Integral Knowledge of Russian Society"
  • 4:00-4:20pm Yury Shelepin (Pavlov Institute of Physiology, Russian Academy of Sciences; SPbU) "Neuro-Iconics and its Reflection in Educational Practice"
  • 4:20-4:40pm Viktor Allakhverdov (SPbU) "Conscious and Unconscious Learning"

4:40-5:10pm Coffee break

Session 4. Liberal Education and the Formation of Interdisciplinary Space. Moderator: Jonathan Becker (Bard College, USA)

  • 5:10-5:30pm Leon Botstein (Bard College, USA) "Interdisciplinary Education and the Challenges of the 21st Century"
  • 5:30-5:50pm Valery Monakhov (SPbU, Russia) "Liberal Education in the Paradigm of Interdisciplinary and Post-Disciplinary Knowledge"
  • 5:50-6:10pm Boris Gasparov (Columbia University, USA) "Principle of Liberal Arts in Humanies Education and Russian Philological Tradition"
  • 6:10-6:30pm Isak Frumin (Institute of Education, National Research University "Higher School of Economics")

6:30-6:45pm Closing of the day’s session

7:00-7:30pm Transfer

7:30pm Cocktail reception

November 16

Session 5. Liberal Education in Russian Universities. Moderators: Vadim Kasevich, Elena Kazakova (SPbU, Russia)

  • 10:00-10:20am Andrey Zorin (Oxford University) "Specific Problems of the Liberal Education Model in the Russian Reality and Methods of Overcoming Them"
  • 10:20-10:40am Denis Akhapkin (SPbU) "On the Organization and Capacity of the Writing and Thinking Program"
  • 10:40-11:00am Marina Kalashnikova (SPbU) "Liberal Arts and Sciences within the System of Educational Standards"
  • 11:00-11:20am Yevgeniy Mironov (The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration) "'Great Books' Curricula"
  • 11:20-11:40am Yevgeniya Glazanova (SPbU) "Organizing Tutorial Work"

11:40am-12:00pm – Coffee break

12:00-1:30pm Roundtable "Endowments in Higher Education". Moderator: Oksana Oracheva (The Vladimir Potanin Foundation). Participants: Svetlana Lavrova (Endowment Fund of European University at St.Petersburg), Filipp Lupov (Office of Alumni and Corporate Relations, St.Petersburg State University of Economics), Debra Pemstein (Bard College, USA) (presentation), Yevgeny Pen (Endowment Fund of SPbU), Leonid Zamsky (Department of Institutional Investors Relations, VTB Capital Assets Management)

12:00-1:30pm Roundtable "Mathematics for Non-Mathematicians". Moderator: Ivan Yashchenko (Moscow Center for Excellence in Pedagogy, Moscow Center for Continuous Mathematical Education). Participants: Irina Khovanskaya (Russian School of Economics; Higher School of Economics), Irina Lyublinskaya (City University of New York, USA), Klaus Mainzer (Technical University of Munich, Germany), Maksim Pratusevich (St.Petersburg Physics and Mathematics Preidential Lyceum No.239), Andrey Rodin (Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences; SPbU) (presentation), Stanislav Smirnov (University of Geneva, Switzerland; SPbU), Mikhail Zhuravlev (SPbU)

1:30-2:00pm Closing of the Conference