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SPEAKER

Axinia Samoilova

ABOUT
During the last 4 years I have been giving numerous lectures and talks on the history of world pedagogy ​​and current educational issues.
 
I am fluent in English, German, and Russian and love giving insightful and inspirational talks in any of these languages.
 





Are you looking for a mindblowing talk?
Here is my list of topics:

 CURRENT TRENDS IN EDUCATION

POLYMATH IS THE NEW RICH

Polymaths enjoy a high quality of life simply because they maintain a fresh childlike attitude: always curious and open, seeing the interconnectedness and getting energy and reward from understanding the beauty of the world. It is just a personality trait or can polymathy be learned by an adult?

PEDAGOGY FOR BUSINESS

World pedagogy as a source of inspiration for sustainable companies - a change in perspective with regard to employees, organization and process management. Stunning stories of how pedagogical approaches transformed companies, in particular what business can learn from alternative education practices.

WORLD EDUCATION TRENDS

An analysis of current developments in the field of education worldwide is given, as well as an insightful presentation of trends in pedagogical innovations, both in public and alternative education. 

SYSTEMS THINKING 

Systems thinking is the ability "to see the forest beyond the trees" and understand complex issues. Systems Thinking is the way we understand how multiple materials, concepts, or principles work together. Systems Thinking incorporates many skills including social, emotional, and critical thinking.

HOMESCHOOLING FIRST-HAND

I homeschool my daughter and nephew and have a lot to tell about my first-hand experiences: our unique curriculum, our time management, children's insights and change in awareness.

HISTORY OF EDUCATION

HISTORY OF PEDAGOGY OVERVEIW

A short but highly insightful overview of the pedagogical traditions and education systems throughout the history, starting from the Stone Age and covering Chinese, Indian, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Native American, Islamic, and Christian civilizations.

ANCIENT INDIAN EDUCAITON

What kind of educational system created one of the most sustainable cultures in the world? What was the key to the unique nature of India's ancient education system? Why could Vedic didactics be the solution to the modern search for disruption in learning and teaching?

RUSSIAN EDUCATION

Russian pedagogical tradition stands out for many reasons. Both traditional and progressive education in Russian Empire, Soviet Union and current period offer innovative approaches and methods which one can learn from. A talk highlights the best practice.

ISLAMIC EDUCATION

A fascinating journey through the history of Islamic education reveals the secrets of the scientific breakthrough of the Islamic Golden age, its end, as as well as an understanding of the current state of the Islamic educational philosophy. 

CHINESE EDUCATION

It has been a long journey from ancient China's pedagogical practices to its modern state. What is the secret of sustainability of Chinese traditional education? Gain insight into the stunning impact of the inter-play of Confucianism and Daoism, a unique educational philosophy, and some unusual side effects. 

HOW TO SUPPORT OUR CHILDREN

HOW TO EDUCATE POLYMATHS

Due to the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) more than ever we'll need people with bright creative personalities and open, informed ways of thinking. The time of narrowly focused specialists has expired. Why don't we strive for educating the new generations Renaissance men and women? It is possible and timely. Let's do it!

INNOVATIVE THINKING

Innovative thinking can be learned! Based on the unique TRIZ pedagogy with roots in creative solution finding for engineers, children can playfully learn to solve complex tasks from the perspective of the inventor. TRIZ pedagogy systematically develops creative skills in every area of human activity.

INTUITIVE INTELLIGENCE

The two essential skills needed in order to understand complex issues (Systems Thinking) and to find creative solutions (Innovative Thinking) need to be complemented by intuitive intelligence: many scientists admit that their eureka experiences are intuitive rather than rational. Can it be learned? Yes!

CHARACTER EDUCATION

"Character education is as old as education itself. Throughout history, in countries all over the world, education has had two great goals: to help young people become smart, and to help them become good." What is the importance of character education in the 21st century?

DDP - THE SECRET TOOL

Dialog in Dynamic Pairs is a highly effective learning tool that was used in Jewish schools, in Switzerland in the 19th century, at "The Wild University" in the Soviet Union, and today by some innovators in Russia and Germany.

ARTISTIC EDUCATION

Despite being a powerful pedagogical tool, Artistic Education is often underestimated. The process of continuously striving for self-perfection of the personality through active contact with various forms of art can be reached as education through arts and education for arts. Why does everyone need this? And how to apply it?

PHILOSOPHY FOR KIDS

Children need practice at thinking, and in regular school life there is often no space for empowering philosophical discussions. Children need to be given space to talk about ethics and values, and they love it! This talk reveals how to do it at schools and at home.
Testimonials from
World Pedagogy Course participants
"This content-based and well structured course offers an examination of diverse, exciting, new, and far-reaching insights into different areas of the school system. 

The modules are highly related to aspects of the history of pedagogy, new educational trends, and innovative learning techniques, which offer a clear view of the theoretical knowledge and  also offer many practical (hands-on) examples.


The course is further
enhanced by inspiring and interesting discussions among the participants, who are given the space and opportunity to bring their special knowledge and experience to the table.

This course will give you the opportunity
to gain a wide range of knowledge that contributes to professional and personal development and is absolutely crucial for a critical and profound confrontation with current education. "


Karoline Uteseny
 teacher and researcher
"As a student, the course gave me a good overview and deeper insights into global history and education in social contexts.

It offers a great mix of concrete, refreshing pedagogical and didactic examples as well as exciting social-theoretical or philosophical questions.

It tries to live what is taught and to stay alive at all. A great addition for anyone studying pedagogy.  "
Pedagogy student
Nora Kriechbaum
The course topic is very broad and actually begins at the beginning of education in the history of the world and continues to our present day (today's education system) and beyond (pedagogy of the future). The course is exactly what the name says! 

The course increased my curiosity, and my expectations have not only been met but surpassed. The trainer Axinia Samoilova was a great inspiration. She has done intensive research and has dealt so extensively with the issues that she is able to take the bird's eye view and see the context. She is enthusiastic, full of passion, and authentic. 

Through her numerous multimedia links, sources, books and film recommendations, she consistently encouraged us to think, investigate, and question independently, thus awakening in us the enthusiasm she possesses. If not, what else does a good teacher need, and I would like to express my deepest gratitude and praise to Axinia Samolova."
Julija Schneider​
Transcultural 
Communication student

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