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ABOUT THE PLATFORM

The interuniversity educational platform "Methodology, content and practice of creative education" was created at the Belarusian State University. It is an open interactive Internet platform with the possibility of distant participation of everyone who is interested in its work. The platform will become a starting point for the system of creative education, will contribute to the formation of its content, goals, forms, methods and assessment criteria.

The resource will/is going to contribute to the development of the educational creative environment, the restructuring of the educational institutions activities in accordance with the requirements of the university models 3.0 - 4.0. These models require new heuristic qualities of the teacher, which will enable to individualize the educational process and create conditions for the student's self-realization.

In the modern system of education, creative teaching methods are applied fragmentarily, the educational process is of a transmission nature, implying the transfer of pedagogically adapted social experience; this demotivates the student, does not develop his desire for self-change, taking into account modern requirements.

To train specialists demanded by the employers, it is necessary to develop a creative educational system, which is changing its character from monologue to dialogue. A different teaching methodology is required - to teach a student not to take "someone else's", but to create “one’s own” educational product focused on the achievements of mankind on each specific topic.

At present, the platform summarizes the results of the full-time and distance organizational activity course “Teaching methodology through discovery: how to teach everyone in a different, but similar way” at BSU and GSU. It was attended by the lecturers of the Belarusian State University, Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, the National Institute of Higher Education, the Lyceum of the Belarusian State University and four republican colleges. The key links of all levels of education - general secondary, secondary specialized and higher education - were involved in the process of discussing creative learning issues. Photos, videos, basic reflections and the best innovative methodological works are posted in the sections of this resource.

Teachers and lecturers of any educational institution in Belarus will be able to share their publications, ideas, innovative methodological works (see the Rules) on this platform. It will host and conduct online thematic webinars, round tables, seminars and conferences. The online platform will initiate discussions on the issues of "why teach", "what to teach" and "how to teach", discussions of the content of educational standards, curricula and teaching technologies. It is planned to pay special attention to the analysis of teaching practice.

Teachers, students, researchers, scientists, as well as everyone interested in developing  modern university education are invited to participate in the work of this interuniversity information resource.

It is assumed that the result of the platform activities will be a joint development of recommendations and proposals for adjusting educational standards and curricula, taking into account modern requirements for training specialists.

The platform was created on the initiative and on the basis of the BSU. The partner universities are Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Dalian Polytechnic University (China). The author of the project and scientific editor of the platform is rector of the BSU, Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor Andrei Korol. The technical development of the portal is carried out by the Information Technologies Center, BSU. Informational and methodological support and moderation of the resources is provided by the Educational and Methodological Laboratory of Innovations in Education, BSU.