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Oksana Chigisheva 

Associate Professor

Academy of Psychology and Education Sciences

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Degree: Candidate of Sciences

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Research interests:

Comparative education, international education, globalisation of education, adult education, methodology of education, pedagogical prognostics, transformative education, lifelong learning, learning cities and regions, educational leadership.

Research projects:

UIL CONFINTEA Research Scholarship on Learning Cities “Building a culture of peace, conflict prevention and resolution in the learning city”, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning in Hamburg (UIL), Germany, 01.06.2016. – 30.06.2016.

Internal Southern Federal University research grant ‘Humanitarian technologies, models of tolerance development and formation of anti-extremist values among the youth in the multi-ethnic and multi-religious region of the Russian Federation’ (June-December 2013, senior researcher).

International expert of the project POSDDRU/5/1/5.S/2 Id 4141 ‘Doctorate in Universities of Excellence-Research Assessment and Support for Scientific Publishing financed through SOP HRD in Romania, activity 2.4 “Romanian research assessment exercise’, The Executive Agency for Higher Education Research Development and Innovation (Bucharest, Romania), June 1 – November 30, 2011.



  • Theory and practice of academic writing for international journals
    The course is intended to do the practice of professional and pedagogical communication easier and more accessible to every student. The syllabus of the course stimulates the development of individual writing skills through a number of themes from understanding the reasons of academic writing and targeting a journal to writing in very specific journal genres such as essay and review. Foreign academic writing schools will be in focus within this course.
  • Development trends in academic educational research
    The course provides a broad overview of the research and development (R&D) phenomena in relation to education in a broad international perspective. It focuses on the history, theory and practices of academic educational research and modern trends of its development at present. The syllabus also contains several topics highly stimulating the development of academic educational research worldwide, i.e. lifelong learning and education for sustainable development.
  • Methodological issues of comparative educational research
    The course will show that education has a right not only for pure theorizing but also for reasoning its research outcomes with the help of a wide range of methods able to be involved at different stages of educational research. The topics of the course will cover the issues connected with the peculiarities of the context of academic research and its planning, strategies of data collection, research and analysis. Separately will be discussed research methods used in international comparative research studies such as benchmarking, content analysis and simultaneous comparison through the usage of juxtaposition.

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