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Егоров Г. В., Улитчев И. И., Попов А. А., Смольянов В. Н., Платонова Ю. А., Пушкарев С. А., Меланина Т. В. Организация межличностного взаимодействия в дистанционном богословском образовании // Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия IV: Педагогика. Психология. 2019. Вып. 54. С. 24-41. DOI: 10.15382/sturIV201954.24-41
This article presents the results of a study of specifi c features of implementing theological education in online environment. The study was carried out by the Institute of Distance Education, St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University for the Humanities, and is focused on the attitude of scholars and teachers to the problem of communication when obtaining theological education online. The knowledge of the experience of online/distance teaching of theology at the Institute was acquired through interviewing staff members of the Department of New Technologies in the Humanities. In order to achieve the aims of the study, the method of semi-formalised interview was employed. The authors of the article have studied the answers of the interviewees to the questions about achieving good interaction between the students, the teacher, and between themselves, and came to the conclusion that the formation of unity, concord, mutual trust among the participants of distance education are achievable and make up the necessary prerequisite for success. The article discusses the claim that the instruments of the system of distance education allow the students and teachers to come to deep interaction and achieve high quality of education. These are possible if the participants are motivated and have relevant skills. We have compared the foreign approach to the organisation of communication in online theological education and the experience of the participants of our own study and made the following conclusions: (1) The Institute of Distance Education employs a blended model of instruction which implies that the instructor can act as an expert who transmits knowledge and at the same time organises the interaction between students; (2) The participants of the interviews, just like their foreign colleagues, encounter insuffi cient methodological knowledge when organising online/distance teaching; (3) The interviewed teachers insuffi ciently use the opportunities of the system of online/distance education for the organisation of interaction among those involved.
distance education, distance learning, interpersonal interaction model for learning and teaching, theological education, online educational environment, communication, online educational technologies, instructors’ experience
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Gennady Egorov, archpriest
Academic Degree: Candidate of Sciences* in Psychological Sciences;
Academic Rank: Associate Professor;
Place of work: St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University for the Humanities; 23B Novokuznetzkaya Str., Moscow, 115184, Russian Federation;
Post: Director of Institute of Distance Learning;
ORCID: 0000-0002-5170-7968;
Email: fathergennadi@mail.ru. *According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, the degree of Candidate of Sciences (Cand.Sc.) belongs to ISCED level 8 — "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar.
Ulitchev Ivan
Academic Degree: Candidate of Sciences* in Theology;
Academic Rank: Associate Professor;
Place of work: St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University for the Humanities; 23B Novokuznetzkaya Str., Moscow, 115184, Russian Federation;
Post: Associate Professor;
ORCID: 0000-0002-1107-3948;
Email: ioann_ul@mail.ru. *According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, the degree of Candidate of Sciences (Cand.Sc.) belongs to ISCED level 8 — "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar.
Popov Alexander
Place of work: St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University for the Humanities; 23B Novokuznetzkaya Str., Moscow, 115184, Russian Federation;
Post: Lecturer;
ORCID: 0000-0002-7635-9218;
Email: AlexanderAP@mail.ru.
Smolyanov Vadim, priest
Place of work: St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University for the Humanities; 23B Novokuznetzkaya Str., Moscow, 115184, Russian Federation;
Post: lecturer;
ORCID: 0000-0002-9524-2015;
Email: vsmolyanov@bk.ru.
Platonova Iuliia
Academic Degree: Candidate of Sciences* in Philosophy;
Place of work: St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University for the Humanities; 23B Novokuznetzkaya Str., Moscow, 115184, Russian Federation;
ORCID: 0000-0002-3599-7838;
Email: yulia.platonova@gmail.com. *According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, the degree of Candidate of Sciences (Cand.Sc.) belongs to ISCED level 8 — "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar.
Pushkarev Sergei
Academic Degree: Master of Ttheology;
Place of work: St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University for the Humanities; 23B Novokuznetzkaya Str., Moscow, 115184, Russian Federation;
Post: lecturer;
ORCID: 0000-0002-0996-6528;
Email: sergeipush@mail.ru.
Melanina Tatiana
Academic Degree: Candidate* of Engineering Sciences;
Place of work: St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University for the Humanities, 23B Novokuznetzkaya Str., Moscow, 115184, Russian Federation;
Post: Head of Educational and Methodical Department;
ORCID: 0000-0002-4337-3793;
Email: melanina.t@pstgu.ru. *According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, the degree of Candidate of Sciences (Cand.Sc.) belongs to ISCED level 8 — "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar.