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Within the XI Makariyev Educational Readings, the Legislative Duma of the Tomsk Region held the Parliamentary meeting “Youth: Freedom and Responsibility”, that brought together deputies, the clergy of the Tomsk Metropolis of the Russian Orthodox Church, scholars, teachers, activists of youth volunteer organizations to discussion topical issues. The Tomsk State Pedagogical University was represented by the director of the International Scientific and Practical Center for Axiology and Methodology of Spiritual and Moral Education, Professor of the faculty of history and philology of the TSPU A.N. Koshechko.

A.N. Koshechko made a presentation on “Responsibility and / or freedom among youth: to the question of the role of educational institutions in matters of the spiritual and moral education of the individual”. The report was devoted to the analysis of “responsibility vs individual freedom in the youth environment” in the context of modern sociocultural challenges and priorities of the national educational policy.

Anastasia Nikolaevna noted that “the issues of the realization of personal freedom and responsibility are inextricably linked with the concept of social security that is one of the key world-view features that actualize the fundamental values ​​of human existence. In this regard, the role of educational institutions in the development of the value-semantic sphere of the individual, the formation of responsibility, spiritual and moral basis of the individual, allowing for an environmentally friendly realization of the individual’s right to freedom is determined by several parameters. First, the need to build a holistic educational field that implements the principles of continuity (kindergarten — school — university) and interaction with the family, taking into account the axiological needs of all subjects of the educational process. Secondly, the formation of an educational sample and educational ideal, focused not on the changing and heterogeneous tendencies of the consumer society, but on the traditional spiritual values ​​of the Russian culture, including the most powerful resource of the Orthodox pedagogical tradition. Thirdly, it is necessary to clearly understand that favorable conditions for resolving issues of personal freedom and responsibility in the context of educational activities of educational organizations at various levels do not solve the issue of formalizing educational activities and assessing its effectiveness in terms of the number of events held, the subject matter and content of which are rather weakly linked or not at all associated with the formation of skills of conscious moral behavior. This issue can be resolved in the following ways: comprehensive pedagogical research, high-quality vocational training of teachers, carried out by leading experts with real experience in research and teaching activities in the field of axiology and the methodology of spiritual and moral education, an integrated system of real educational activities in educational organizations of various level aiming at the specific result – a personality of high moral standards, sharing the traditional Russian spiritual values."