RECTOR OF TSPU DISCUSSED PATH TO SUCCESS WITH STUDENTS OF SVETLENSKY LYCEUM
Students of the Governor's Svetlensky Lyceum met with the rector of the TSPU Andrey Nikolaevich Makarenko within the framework of the project "School of Successful Life". The goal of the project is to tell young adults about personal way to the heights of public, social and career success by the example of the life stories of famous people in Tomsk and the Tomsk region.
The “School of Successful Life” was first held in 2008, since then journalists, politicians, scientists, businessmen, representatives of the education sector have become guests of this project. As organizers of the project note, these people “were not brought up in a teacher's room, they were brought up by life”.
“The main benefit of the meetings is the upbringing of schoolchildren like me, who are difficult to motivate with something ordinary, — says the lyceum student Ilya Konygin. — You get the opportunity to communicate with people who have already achieved success, people who are difficult to meet on the street like this. Of course, they inspire you".
The moderator of the meeting of the TSPU rector with the schoolchildren was the director of the Governor's Svetlensky Lyceum Alexander Gennadievich Saybedinov. During the conversation, Andrei Nikolayevich shared his story, outlining the stages of his personal trajectory of professional development, gave recommendations on choosing a further path, how to pick a university and future profession, and answered questions from listeners.
"I was worried about the differences in the quality of education in Russia and abroad, because I want to try to enter a foreign university, — says Elvira Ivanova. — After talking with the rector of the TSPU, I realized that the level of acquired knowledge and skills will depend not only on the teachers or the school and the chosen university. But to a greater extent from myself and the desire to become better in my chosen profession. I share Makarenko's idea that throughout life you need to constantly replenish your knowledge."
The children were interested in philosophical and even everyday questions. Participation in the School became useful for both parties: for the rector of TSPU to participate in a sincere and lively dialogue with teenagers, and for lyceum students to get an unprecedented experience to hear the story of one more success.