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OBOR Sino-Russian Teacher Education Forum held in SNNU



In the morning of October 22, the One Belt and One Road Sino-Russian Teacher Education Forum opened at a ceremony held in the lecture hall of Xinyong Student Activities Center on Shaanxi Normal Universitys Changan campus.

More than 120 scholars from Chinese and Russian universities and institutes attended the forum, which runs from October 21 to 23. The forum was initiated by SNNU and Moscow National University, and is hosted by SNNU, MNU and University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and organized the SNNU-UCASS Institute of OBOR Culture, SNNUs School of Education, Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences and Russian Center.

The opening ceremony was attended by Russian guests from the Basic Education Department of Russian Federation, National Moscow University, National Moscow Normal University, Russia National Academy of Education, North Caucasus Federal University, Russia National Normal University, Altai National Normal University, Moscow National University of Technology and Management, and Chinese guests from the Ministry of Education, Shaanxi Provincial Department of Education, East China Normal University, University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Central China Normal University, Northwest Normal University, Harbin Normal University, Baoji University of Arts and Sciences, Hainan Normal University, Shaanxi Xueqian Normal University, and the host Shaanxi Normal University.

MOE Teacher Affairs Division vice director Mr. Yu Xingguo congratulated on the forum and said the exchange between Chinese and Russian scholars would promote the fast development of teacher education in the two countries, which in turn would boost Sino-Russian educational cooperation and influence teacher education and talent cultivation in the countries along the Belt and the Road.

Yemelyanov Andre Andreyevich, director of the Subministry Department of International Cooperation and Social Liaison of Russian Federal Department of Basic Education, read the letter by DBEs minister Olga Yuriyevna Wasilyeva. In the letter, Ms Wasilyeva said enhancing teachers professional interest and improve the level of modernization of teacher training were mutual objectives of the two countries, which bound them together. She said she was confident the valuable experiences they exchanged and the outstanding teaching practices they learned from each other would generate a series of new thoughts and new initiatives.

Mr. Adriyevich also shared the First Class of Russian students with a video clip, and presented the application of modern technology in teacher education in Russia.

CPC SNNU Committee secretary Cheng Guangxu said he believed this academic feast would contribute new ideas, new plans and new wisdom to the prosperity of the educational courses of China and Russia, and the consensus reached at this forum would promote deeper cooperation in inter-school exchange, talent cultivation, resources co-building and sharing and academic collaboration between normal universities of the two countries, and would help nurture high-quality, versatile educational professionals who were internationally-visioned.

SNNU president You Xuqun said OBOR Initiative promoted mutual development and prosperity, brought about understanding and full-scale exchange. He hoped the two sides would join hands in consolidating cooperation in the areas of education and humanities between themselves and other OBOR countries.

Moscow National University first vice president Kartava Datjana Vladimirovna said the historical relics displayed in the Museums in Xian were the best interpretation and proof of Silk Road Spirit and the friendly relationship between Chinese and Russian peoples. She said she looked forward to the good results and achievements of the forum.

Former CPC SNNU Committee secretary Gan Hui, who is the chairman of Shaanxi Provincial Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences and the dean of Institute of OBOR Culture, reported SNNUs OBOR-related work in terms of the construction of platform, achievements, projects, social service, cultural exchange and ongoing work.

After the ceremony, Chinese and Russian speakers presented thirteen keynote speeches, on topics ranging from the mission, reform and path of education, to Sino-Russian educational cooperation, to training of translators.

Five group discussions on the topics of Sino-Russian educational exchange and cooperation, tradition and change in mode of teacher education, modern path and technology of subject teaching, 21st century educational issues in the background of multiculture, and problems in Russian language teaching followed the speeches.

The forum was follow-up of the Silk Road Alliance for Teacher Education , Silk Road Alliance for Humanities and Social Sciences, and Silk Road Alliance for Library, Archives and Publication initiated by SNNU and founded on November 4, 2017.

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