INTERNATIONAL CONTEST OF TEACHING EXCELLENCE KNOWLEDGE UP!
The KNOWLEDGE UP! international contest is held for teachers working abroad in the following subject matters: Mathematics, Computer Science and Technology (in Russian), as well as Russian as a Foreign Language, with the use of digital academic complexes, learning simulators, exercisers and virtual laboratories.
Project goals: professional interaction, exchange of experience and knowledge.
Target audience: teachers of Russian schools abroad
The contest is held in two stages:
I stage – qualifying round, held in foreign states.
II stage – finals, held in the intramural format between I stage winners in the Russian Federation (Moscow).
- promotion of the best practice of teachers of Russian schools in the professional international environment;
- support and incentivisation of talented teachers developing and integrating learning methods and tools based on digital technologies;
- demonstration of the unique experience and expertise of the Russian Federation in the area of digital education on a global scale.
The contest is held among teachers of Russian schools abroad training their students in the following subject matters:
- computer science
- Russian as a foreign language
A must-have to participate is the use by teachers of contemporary digital technologies in the learning process. This very aspect is decisive for the panel of judges in evaluation of participating projects.
In 2019, the contest was held for the first time and involved 102 teachers primarily representing Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. The shortlist was comprised by 26 best teachers from 14 countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Palestine, Serbia, Uzbekistan and Estonia.
In 2020, over 220 teachers educating their students abroad in Russian have applied for participation. The project geography has also extended significantly: among applicants, there are many teachers from the Baltic states, Georgia, India, Malaysia and Vietnam.
The finals are hosted by Moscow and comprise an intramural round, excursions to the Museum of the Great Patriotic War and to the Prosveshcheniye publishing house, as well as the award ceremony for winners.