Teaching History in Non-Humanitarian Universities in Russia: on the Issue of a New Concept

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DOI: 10.15293/1812-9463.2301.04

Valentina I. Bystrenko

Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management «NINE»,
Novosibirsk, Russia

Viktor G. Yaroslavtsev

Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management «NINE»,
Novosibirsk, Russia

AbstractA new concept of history is being developed for university students today. The authors of the article set the task to reveal the main problems of the modern stage of teaching history at the university and suggest areas for improvement. The article is based on published materials of conferences, discussions of the professional community and on my own long experience in the university. The authors consider it necessary to unify the name of the discipline in history, which is mandatory for non-humanitarian universities in Russia, to develop new state standard, real, corresponding to the time allocated in the curricula of universities. A number of the most important changes in the content and methodological part of the course are proposed in the conclusions. The authors propose the main changes: combination of the problem-chronological principle, the connection of the history of Russia with world history, the obligatory study of the history of Russia in the post-Soviet period and its place in the post-Soviet space, the development of studentsʼ understanding of the general and particular in the history and modern development of Russia. The need to improve the legal regulation of the work of teacher, taking into account its complication in the context of digitalization, is substantiated in the article.

Keywordshistory of Russia, general history, concept, methodology, problematic approach, post-Soviet space, falsification.

For citationBystrenko V. I., Yaroslavtsev V. G. Teaching History in Non-Humanitarian Universities in Russia: on the Issue of a New Concept. Journal of Pedagogical Innovations, 2023, no. 1 (69), pp. 31–41. (In Russ.) DOI: https://doi.org/10.15293/1812-9463.2301.04


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Information about the Authors

Valentina I. Bystrenko – Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Philosophy and Humanities, Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management «NINE», Novosibirsk, Russia, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9657-2270, v.i.bystrenko@nsuem.ru

Viktor G. Yaroslavtsev – Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Philosophy and Humanities, Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management «NINE», Novosibirsk, Russia, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4501-1980, 220455@bk.ru

Received: 20.12.2022; approved after peer review: 20.02.2023; accepted for publication: 22.02.2023.