Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology

Izvestiya of Saratov University.

ISSN 2304-9790 (Print)
ISSN 2541-9013 (Online)


For citation:

Groshev N. B. Educational environment of the higher theological school: Challenges and solutions. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology, 2022, vol. 11, iss. 1, pp. 72-79. DOI: 10.18500/2304-9790-2022-11-1-72-79

This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0).
Full text:
(downloads: 179)
Language: 
Russian
Article type: 
Article
UDC: 
378.147

Educational environment of the higher theological school: Challenges and solutions

Autors: 
Groshev Nikolai B., Penza Theological Seminary
Abstract: 

Since theological seminaries have become a part of the educational system of the Russian Federation, they are now subject to state licensing and have to gain accreditation. This requires a revision of means and effective educational principles in the higher theological school. In this regard, the issue of the educational environment development contributes to a rethink of developmental strategies and helps to determine new ones. Moreover, it stimulates the search for additional interaction forms of the teachers and students. At the center of this contradiction there are the aims of theological education, which, intertwined with secular education, do not completely coincide. Adapting to changes, the theological seminary realizes the necessity for its own development. One of the effective ways to preserve the traditions dating back to the time of Apostles is to implement the idea of individual mentoring as a resource for professional development of the future theologian. The purpose of the study is to reveal theoretical foundations for the formation of the institute of mentoring in the theological seminary. This is to be followed by a more precise definition of the educational environment of the higher theological school. Using the example of the Penza Theological Seminary, the author substantiates the place and role of individual mentoring in performing the first professional activities by the students who are intending to become priests. The article describes working project groups that have been operating in the seminary for a number of years under the guidance of tutors presented by the master’s degree students. Each project group has its own goals and objectives. Implementing them the student acquires new educational experience that helps him to realize in his further ministry the true goal of learning, which is represented by a person’s transformation. The authors make a conclusion about the importance of individual mentoring in preserving and transmitting the values of higher spiritual education.

Reference: 
  1. Galeyev I. S., Minigaleyeva A. Z., Dzhonbekov M. N. Creation of an educational environment of higher education institutions that contributes to the formation of the needs of a healthy lifestyle of modern students. R. A. Yusupov, B. A. Akishin, eds. Fizicheskoye vospitaniye i studencheskiy sport glazami studentov: materialy V Mezhdunar. nauch.-metod. konf., Kazan’, 29–30 noyabrya 2019 g. [Physical Education and Student Sports Through the Eyes of Students. Material s of the 5th International Scientifi c and Methodological Conference, Kazan, November 29‒30, 2019]. Kazan, KNITU-KAI Publ., 2019, pp. 476‒478 (in Russian).
  2. Gopienko O. E. The problem of the educational environment and its infl uence on personality development. Aktual’nye problemy gumanitarnogo obrazovaniya: materialy VII Mezhdunar. nauch.-prakt. Konf., Minsk, 22–23 o ktyabrya 2020 g. [Actual Problems o f Humanitarian Education. Materials of the 7th International Scientifi c and Practical Conference, Minsk, October 22–23, 2020]. Minsk, BGU Publ., 2020, pp. 118‒122 (in Russian).
  3. Gereykhanova I. A. Possibilities of the educational environment of the university in the professio nal development of bachelors. Uchitel' sozdaet natsiyu: materialy III mezhdunar. nauch.-prakt. konf. (Groznyi, 20 noyabrya 2018 g.) [The Teacher Creates a Nation. Proceedings of the 3rd International Scientifi c and Practical Conference (Groznyi, 20 November 2018)]. Groznyi, Alef Publ., 2018, pp. 205‒209 (in Russian).
  4. Isambert-Jamati V. Fonctionnement du système éducatif. Revue française de pédagogie, 2020, vol. 206, éd. 1, pp. 107‒130 (in French). DOI: 10.4000/rfp.8956
  5. Govender I., de Villiers M. Optimising the learning environment for undergraduate students in the Department of Family Medicine at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. South African Family Practice, 2019, vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 136‒143. DOI: 10.1080/20786190.2019.1613062
  6. Chernyavskaya S. A. The role of the educational environment of the university in the professional development of bachelors. Vospitaniye v sovremennom mire: novye konteksty – novye resheniya : materialy V Mezhdunar. nauch.-prakt. konf. (Khabarovsk, 29–30 oktyabrya 2019 g.). [Education in the Modern World : A New Contexts ‒ A New Solutions. Proceedings of the 5th International Scientifi c and Practical Conference (Khabarovsk, October 29‒30, 2019], Khabarovsk, Dal′nevostochnyi gosudarstvennyi meditsinskiy universitet Publ., 2019, pp. 302‒305 (in Russian).
  7. Popova N. V., El′nikov A. V. Educational space as a condition for improving the educational environment. Rodionov E. D. Lomonosovskie chteniya na Altae : fundamental’nye problemy nauki i obrazovaniya : sb. nauch. st. mezhdunar. konf., Barnaul, 14–17 noyabrya 2017 g. [Lomonosov Readings in Altai: Fundamental Problems of Science and Education. Collection of Articles International Conference, Barnaul, November 14‒17, 2017], Barnaul, Altai State University Publ., 2017, pp. 1708‒1712 (in Russian).
  8. Karimova L. N., Politaeva T. I., Rasulova S. S. Designing the educational environment of a university as a condition for the formation of professional competencies of students. Sovremennyi uchonyi [Modern Scientist], 2020, no. 4, pp. 122‒129 (in Russian).
  9. Shahbazova M. A. Conceptual bases of modeling educational environment of the higher educational institution. Mir Nauki, Kul’tury, Obrazovaniya [The World of Science, Culture and Education], 2019, no. 2 (75), pp. 178‒180 (in Russian).
  10. Alexandrova E. A. Generation “Y”: methodology of interaction in the educational environment. In: Smorgunova M. A., Korotkova S. L., eds. Kompetentnostnyi podkhod: innovatsionnaya praktika obrazovatel’nykh organizatsiy v realizatsii FGOS: sb. materialov Vseros. nauch.-prakt. konf. (Vol’sk, 26–27 fevralya 2016 g.) [CompetenceBased Approach: Innovative Practice of Educational Organizations in the Implementation of the Federal State Educational Standard. Collection of Materials of the All-Russian Scientifi c and Practical Conference (Volsk, February 26‒27, 2016]. Saratov, Nauka Publ., 2016, pp. 6‒9 (in Russian).
  11. Danilenkova V. A. Comparative characteristics of the educational environment and the ecological educational environment of a technical university. Obrazovatel’naya sreda segodnya: teoriya i praktika : sb. materialov II Mezhdunar. nauch.-prakt. konf. (Cheboksary, 25 iyunya 2017 g.) [Educational Environment Today: Theory and Practice: collect. of materials of the 2nd International Scientifi c and Practical Conference (Cheboksary, June 25, 2017)]. Cheboksary, Tsentr nauchnogo sotrudnichestva “Interactive Plus”, 2017, pp. 71‒78 (in Russian).
  12. Mitro khina S.V. Development of the professional abilities of the future teacher in the educational environment of the university. Professional′noe obrazovanie. Stolitsa [Professional Education. Capital], 2017, no. 6, pp. 17‒19 (in Russian).
  13. Bystrova S. A. The organization the educational environment of bachelors-designers in a classical university. Urovnevoye obrazovaniye studentov v vysshikh uchebnykh zavedeniyakh: opyt, problemy i perspektivy : sb. nauch. statey [Level Education of Students in Higher Educational Institutions: Experience, Problems and Prospects: coll. of sci. articles]. Kurgan, Kurgan State University Publ., 2018. pp. 38‒43 (in Russian).
  14. Groshev N. B. On the need to create a professional educational environment in a spiritual educational organization. Khristianstvo i pedagogika: istoriya i sovremennost’. 220-letiye sluzheniya Tserkvi Penzenskoy dukhovnoy seminarii: materialy IV Mezhdunar. nauch.- prakt. konf., Penza, 7‒8 dekabrya 2020 g. [Christianity and Pedagogy: History and Modernity. 220th anniversary of the ministry of the Church of the Penza Theological Seminary: Materials of the IV International Scientifi c and Practical Conference, Penza, December 7‒8, 2020], Penza, Orthodox religious organization ‒ institution of higher religious professional education “Penza Theological Seminary”, 2020, pp. 38‒42 (in Russian).
  15. Vanyagina M. R. The infl uence of the educational environment of a military tertiary institution on teaching foreign languages. Research Result. Pedagogic and Psychology of Education, 2021, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 46‒57 (in Russian). DOI: 10.18413/2313-8971-2021-7-2-0-4
  16. Grigorieva E. I., Efremenko A. P., Gabdiyev M. Features of the development of project activity skills among students in the educational environment of the university. Tambov University Review. Series: Humanities, 2020, vol. 25, no. 188, pp. 114‒122 (in Russian). DOI 10.20310/1810-0201-2020-25-188-114-122
  17. Frolov D. S. Formation of students’ creative activity in the educational environment of the university. Nauka i molodezh’: novyye idei i resheniya: materialy XII Mezhdunar. nauch.-prakt. konf. molodykh issledovateley (Volgograd, 14–16 marta 2018 g.). [Science and Youth: New Ideas and Solutions. Proceedings of the 12th International Scientifi c and Practical Conference of Young Researchers (Volgograd, March 14‒16, 2018)]. Volgograd, Volgograd State Agrarian University, 2018, pp. 395‒400 (in Russian).
  18. Rubtsov V. V. Aboun the problem of the relation of the developing educational environments and the formation of knowledge (the defi nition of the subject of environmental psychology). Panov V. I., ed. Materialy 2-i Ros. konf. po ekologicheskoy psikhologii [Proceedings 2nd Russian conference on environmental psychology]. Moscow, Samara, Institute of Psychology RAS Publ., 2001, pp. 77‒81 (in Russian).
  19. Yasvin V. A. Personal development environment as a subject of ecopsychological research. Ecopsychological Studies-6: Ecology of Childhood and Psychology of Sustainable Development, 2020, no. 6, pp. 341‒345 (in Russian). DOI: 10.24411/9999-044A-2020-00078
  20. Manuilov Yu. S. Conceptual foundations of the environmental approach in education. Vestnik of Nekrasov Kostroma State University. Ser. Pedagogy. Psychology. Social work. Sociokinetic, 2008, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 21‒27 (in Russian).
  21. Groshev N. B. Possibilities of the professional and educational environment for building an individual trajectory of development of all subjects of a spiritual educational organization. Problemy sovremennogo pedagogicheskogo obrazovaniya [Problems of Modern Teacher Education], 2020, no. 69, vol. 1, pp. 165‒169 (in Russian).
  22. Svyatoy Simeon Novyi Bogoslov. Dobrotolyubie. T. 5. [Saint Simeon, the New Theologian. Philosophy. Vol. 5]. Available at: https://svyatye.com/chitat/DobrotoliubieTom-5-Dobrotoliubie-Tom-V-Sviato... (accessed 10 September 2021). (in Russian).
  23. Korchac J. Kak lyubit’ rebyonka [How to Love a Child]. Moscow, AST Publ., 2014. 480 p. (in Russian).
  24. Yasvin V. A. Teachers’ Attitudes towards Students as Quality Factor in Educational Environment. Social Psychology and Society, 2013, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 143–152 (in Russian).
  25. Yasvin V. A. Obrazovatel’naya sreda: ot modelirovaniya k proyektirovaniyu [Educational Environment: From Modeling to Design]. Moscow, Smysl Publ., 2001. 365 p. (in Russian).
  26. Aleksandrova E. A. Tutoring as a cultural professional practice combining the psychological and pedagogical support of the student in the modern educational system. Education. Science. Innovation: the Southern Dimension, 2013, no. 2 (28), pp. 59‒63 (in Russian). 
  27. Aleksandrova E. A., Andreyeva E. A. Modernizatsiya klassicheskoy modeli t’yutorstva v Rossii, stranakh Yevropeyskogo soyuza i Blizhnego Vostoka [Modernization of the Classical Model of Tutoring in Russia, the Countries of the European Union and the Middle East]. Moskva, Tver’, SFK-ofi s Publ., 2013. 156 p. (in Russian).
  28. Aleksandrova E. A. Psychological and pedagogical support: An individual trajectory of development. National Education, 2014, no. 9 (1442), pp. 180‒187 (in Russian).
  29. Polozheniye o deyatel’nosti individual’nykh nastavnikov v dukhovnoy obrazovatel’noy organizatsii: prinyato Vysshim Tserkovnym Sovetom 22 noyabrya 2013 goda i odobren na zasedanii Svyashchennogo Sinoda 25‒26 dekabrya 2013 goda (zhurnal № 141) [Regulations on the Activities of Individual Mentors in a Spiritual Educational Organization. The document was adopted by the Supreme Church Council on November 22, 2013 and approved at a meeting of the Holy Synod on December 25‒26, 2013 (Journal No. 141)]. Available at: http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/3482691.html (accessed 21 November 2021) (in Russian).
  30. On national goals and strategic objectives of the development of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2024. Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of 07.05.2018 no. 204. Available at: http://www.kremlin.ru/acts/bank/43027/page/1 (accessed 21 November 2021) (in Russian).
Received: 
03.11.2021
Accepted: 
09.12.2021
Published: 
31.03.2022