Rector of PFUR proposed to develop a concept of spiritual education

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Rector of PFUR Vladimir Filippov believes that in Russia it is necessary to discuss the development of the concept of spiritually-moral education at all levels — from school to University.

«Obviously, the time has come, together with the Ministry of education and science in Russia to discuss the development of the concept of spiritually-moral education at all levels of Russian education — from secondary school to higher education,» said Philip at Christmas parliamentary readings in the Federation Council.

He explained that this problem is particularly relevant due to the fact that today the groups in the classroom and students like never multinational.

Filippov also noted that you need to pay attention to the quality of teaching in schools foundations of religious culture and secular ethics. He gave an example: at one of the schools this subject is conducted according to the usual teacher of technology — children learn by heart the definitions, write tests and essays.

«This is a difficult task. Write a 3-4 class essay on a spiritual subject — it requires almost philosophical thinking from 10-year-old child», — said the rector.

«Yes, and the curriculum of this discipline is unclear why is the concept of Easter in November, and in November the children perform the task of making cards for Easter,» added Philip.

Earlier, the Minister of education and science Olga Vasilyeva said that the Ministry is working on expanding the school curriculum on the basics of religious cultures and secular ethics.

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