This dialogue is the hardest thing to build because historically in the 1980s and 1990s the definition of an extra-curriculum club started to have a different meaning. A club is where you go to learn something extra. But a club is not really an element of extracurricular education. It is a form of self-organization for motivated kids who want to achieve something important. And the fact that we began to call the system of additional education clubs what we do now has complicated our dialogue with the industry, which is on the frontier — Dmitry Zemtsov, Head of the National Technology Initiative Working Group for the Development of Supplementary and Non-Formal Education, Kruzhok Movement .
It seems to me that it is important to lay down basic skills and competencies that will be useful regardless of where this schoolkid or student will go afterwards. Maybe he or she will not even go to a university or will choose a completely different major, that has nothing to do with engineering. But the ability to think outside the box, the ability to find interesting solutions, creativity, willingness to try something new – these are the qualities that are most important — Alexey Komissarov, Vice Rector, Director, Higher School of Public Administration, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation; Director General, Russia – the Land of Opportunities .
In the Far East, there is one person per square kilometer, so the price of what is done in the universities of the Far East is enormously high, because every graduate of any Far Eastern university is a person who will work there, who will develop the territory. The president has set the task of advanced economic development of the Far East. We, of course, believe that it is necessary to apply all possible mechanisms for motivating young people — Nikita Anisimov, Rector, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU).
The participants focused on the term "social elevator" – whatever you want to call it, we need to do everything we can to create a technological breakthrough team. Public schools will also change, but because of our inertia, today we are forced to complete the school environment with the movies likes The Big Break, National Technological Olympiads, and anything else we can think of — Natalya Kravchenko, Chairwoman, Commission for the Development of Preschool, School, and Secondary Vocational Education and Educational Activities, Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.