Object­ives

Start­ing from 2012 Euler Found­a­tion and St. Peters­burg State Uni­ver­sity organ­ize series of Inter­na­tion­al Sum­mer Multi-dis­cip­lin­ary Camps «For­mulo de Integreco».

The pro­ject has the fol­low­ing pur­poses:

  1. To intro­duce chil­dren to the sci­entif­ic research; to pre­pare them for par­ti­cip­a­tion in school sci­entif­ic con­fer­ences.
  2. To provide chil­dren with skills import­ant in the work on research pro­jects in teams, to give them exper­i­ence in com­mu­nic­a­tion on the ground of mutu­al under­stand­ing and joint cre­at­ive work.
  3. To step up the abil­it­ies and to give the com­ple­ment­ary edu­ca­tion to school­chil­dren from coun­tryside and small towns where they have less oppor­tun­ity to sat­is­fy their interest to sci­ence.
  4. To invest­ig­ate the poten­tial of the syn­thes­is of two lines in the area of Edu­ca­tion Sci­ences, both of them hav­ing been developed for more than 50 years: the I.P. Ivanov’s meth­od­o­logy of col­lect­ive cre­at­ive edu­ca­tion and Leningrad/St. Peters­burg sys­tem of gif­ted chil­dren devel­op­ment at sci­entif­ic clubs and sum­mer camps.
  5. To cre­ate a pat­tern of an inter­na­tion­al aca­dem­ic sum­mer camp that can be expan­ded and rep­lic­ated in the sub­sequent years and to devel­op human resources for this pro­gram.

To achieve these goals, we plan:

  • To organ­ize yearly the sum­mer multi-dis­cip­lin­ary camps in St. Peters­burg and Len­in­grad area for the 7th-10th grade school­chil­dren from regions of Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion and for school­chil­dren from dif­fer­ent coun­tries by united team of St. Peters­burg teach­ers of study groups, teach­ers work­ing accord­ing to the meth­od­o­logy of col­lect­ive cre­at­ive activ­ity and for­eign teach­ers.
  • To pre­pare to rep­lic­ate the derived exper­i­ence in dif­fer­ent regions of Rus­sia and to con­duct the ana­log­ous pro­file camps in dif­fer­ent coun­tries.
  • To elab­or­ate and to imple­ment a concept of dis­tant sci­entif­ic clubs; this concept jointly with sum­mer camps and board­ing schools under the uni­ver­sit­ies may com­pose a sys­tem of con­tinu­ous edu­ca­tion for chil­dren liv­ing at a dis­tance from uni­ver­sity cit­ies.