That’s how the teacher of Geography from the rural school of the village Lugovoy of the Pechora district Elena Albertovna Romanyuk called her author’s educational program. The program, developed within the framework of the “Forest village” project, is devoted to familiarization of the high-school children with the basics of economic literacy. A seminar-presentation of this program was carried out at the beginning of November in the Udora district.
It was attended by the teachers of Geography from several schools of the district, as well as teachers of supplementary education. The seminar was opened by Tatiana Nikolaevna Bykova, Head of the Curriculum Office of the Department of Education of the municipal entity of the municipal district “Udorsky”.
Prior to the presentation of her educational program, E. A. Romanyuk, who had arrived specially for holding a seminar, talked about the fact that under present circumstances it is small business which can become a survival, transformation and further development model for the rural settlements left “on the sidelines” during the last decades. However, experience shows that very few villagers are ready to start an independent business, become entrepreneurs. They have to be trained, they have to be taught.
In addition to the economic competence formation among the rural children, the program of E.A. Romanyuk is aimed at the dynamic personality formation in the modern rural society, socialization of the pupils, fostering a love for the small motherland. One of the practical tasks of this program is to make rural pupils interested in the entrepreneurial activity based on their introduction to the fundamentals of economics and business, their familiarization with the practical possibilities for entrepreneurial activity in this specific village, in their own district.
Judging by the reaction of the seminar participants to the initiative of the teacher from Pechora, there is a hope that Udora rural teachers will turn their attention to this program, adapt it to the local conditions and try to implement it in their villages – within the frameworks of the class hours or as extracurricular activities. The materials for the lessons prepared and submitted by the author of the program including theoretical knowledge and practical creative works, business games, and excursions will be of great help for this activity. Besides, in the future an exchange of experience in adaptation and implementation of this educational relevant for the village program in the Udora will be organized within the frameworks of the “Model river Mezen” project.
Translated by Irina Sokolova