Laboratory of Sociology in Education and Science has just held its 10th student expedition. Student expeditions are a kind of tradition for the laboratory. It started in 2006 from our trip to Sosnovo (Leningrad oblast). Back then this was a unique experience for HSE. Right now it is quite standard and is probably the most popular form of scientific work in different campuses and at different faculties. Our university is part of the “Re-discover Russia” program, which sponsors such expeditions to different regions of Russia on a competitive basis. This year the Foundation for Educational Innovation supported 68 applications.
We would like to share our impressions of the summer student expedition, which is held in the Kaluga region of Russia. Moscow campus of Higher School of Economics has been implementing the “Rediscovering Russia" program for several years, which funds student research expeditions to different regions of Russia on a competitive basis.
The big day has finally come! With suitcases in their hands and trembling hearts in their chests, the team of Sociology of Education and Science Laboratory and a group of sociology students have started their journey to Kaluga Oblast to study rural settlements and life of local adolescents.
Students from the study programme ‘Sociology and Social Informatics’ Anastasia Menshikova and Olga Silutina presented their research papers at an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) conference dedicated to Web Science.
Kaluga oblast, Maloyaroslavets (7-20 July 2018).
We have fabulous news: our Laboratory is bringing back student expeditions! For eight years our laboratory had been organising student expeditions to small Russian cities and villages to study social inequality, educational trajectories and local communities. Since then we have taken a three-year break to take a deep breath and reflect on our experiences. But this summer we are going to embark on an expedition again. This time we will have more fresh topics and participants.
My year in Russia was amazing!
On December 21, 2017, at one of our regular SESL seminars, Kirill Maslinsky gave a presentation “Methodology of the analysis of school disciplinary practices: the principles of disciplinary action”.
On October 23, 2017, at one of the ongoing research SESL seminars, we had a meeting with Dr. Rene F. Kizilcec of Stanford University. He is the director of the Digital Learning Research Stanford University and a co-founder of the interdisciplinary Lytic Lab.
One of the first SELS students, Tamara Petrova, got admitted to a Master's program in Europe. This year her Master’s thesis was focused on a very interesting area of neuroeconomics, which is still quite rare in Russia. Tamara has told us about her research and her reasons for choosing this unusual field.
This Friday in Moscow, Ksenia defended her Ph.D. thesis “The influence of the social environment on the academic success and vocational plans of students (based on schools in St. Petersburg and the Moscow region)”