03.11.2017On the eve of National Unity Day on November 3, 2017, every region of the country held an action “Big Ethnographic Dictation”. This action takes place for the second time in Russia.
A subject of cultures and traditions of Russian peoples is very rich and cannot be shortened to 30 questions of an ethnographic dictation. But the basic task of this event was to promote the desire to learn more about Russian roots, traditions of our ancestors, get to know more about those who live next door. It is because knowledge is a base for mutual respect and consent between different nations.
Pyatigorsk State University was one of the sites in Stavropol Krai to hold this event. It was organized my A.P. Gorbunov, Academician if Academy of pedagogic and social sciences, Academician of International Academy of Pedagogic Education Sciences, Academician of International Humanitarian Academy “Europe-Asia”, Professor of the Chair of creative and innovative management and law, A.V. Vartanov, head of the Trade-Union organization of students and postgraduates, Professor of the Chair of intercultural communication, linguodidactics, pedagogic technologies of education, Prorector for Management of innovation environment development, commercialization of the results of intellectual activity and regional interaction, V.P. Ermakov, director of Higher School of Management, Professor of the Chair of historic, social and philosophic disciplines, oriental studies and theology, E.S. Getmanova, Senior Lector of the Chair of historic, social and philosophic disciplines, oriental studies and theology, K.V. Kasparyan, Associate Professor of the Chair of historic, social and philosophic disciplines, oriental studies and theology.
More than 60 people took part in the action. The dictation was held in order to estimate the level of an ethnographic grammar of the population, their knowledge about the Russian peoples, and to draw attention to ethnography as a science which plays an important role in the harmonization of interethnic relations.
During 45 minute the participants were to complete 30 test tasks of the general federal component. The total score which could be reached was equal to 30.
More than 2.5 thousand sites were prepared to hold the dictation in the country and abroad. Some representatives of PSU wrote the dictation in the capital, in Pashkov’s House. They were shown on air in Pervyi TV Channel.
The dictation results, right answers, and typical mistakes will be published on December 12, 2017, on the website. Following the results of dictation, some changes will be recommended to make into ethnography textbooks.
Details about the Big Ethnographic Dictation are available on the official web-page.