RVC Plans to Begin Testing a Technology Entrepreneurship Course in Schools in Fall 2020


RVC sent to the Russian Ministry of Education proposals to implement educational programs for children in the educational process in pursuance of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin's instructions.

The proposals are based on the experience of RVC in introducing a specialized course on technological entrepreneurship in universities — since 2018, training on a course that was developed by RVC in association with Lomonosov Moscow State University and NRU ITMO, was passed by more than 16 thousand students in more than 50 universities across Russia.

It is proposed in schools to focus on pilot educational programs on technological entrepreneurship for pupils of 10 and 11 grades, as well as to develop separate programs for “entrepreneurial literacy” for pupils of 7–9 grades. The preliminary development of teaching materials is planned to be completed by August. Particular attention will be paid to the possibilities of using distance education formats, including the integration of existing online resources for training entrepreneurship.

Besides, an important task will be to conduct training activities for school teachers, which will allow them to acquire skills in teaching the basics of technological entrepreneurship. The plan also provides a separate course, “Teaching Technological Entrepreneurship,” for senior students of pedagogical universities.

RVC plans to involve partner universities for the development and implementation of the program, which already today are implementing initiative-based training programs for schoolchildren in technological entrepreneurship: Lomonosov Moscow State University, MIPT, NRU ITMO, FEFU, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Irkutsk National Research Technical University, etc.

“RVC has gained rich experience in creating tools for the development and promotion of technological entrepreneurship. We understand that laying the foundation for project activities, teamwork, financial literacy, and economic activity are already needed at the school level. Of course, we do not expect students to become successful start-ups immediately after completing such courses. But they will be involved with greater interest in entrepreneurial projects at the next stage of their education — at universities. Therefore, to develop school courses on entrepreneurship, we propose combining the expertise and resources of several partner universities of RVC, which has successfully implemented similar programs for future applicants for several years already,” said Mikhail Antonov, Deputy General Director–Director for Development of Innovative Infrastructure of RVC.

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