Society and education: swapping places

А.M. Tsirulnikov, Senior researcher of Federal Education Development Institute, Academician of Russian Academy of Education, Doctor of Education, Professor

Abstract. Phenomena that underlie socio-cultural approach to education development are explored in the paper. The author describes an educational expedition as a socio-cultural technology that combines  logic of daily living in conditions of unplanned travelling with traditional and non-traditional forms of pedagogical research and education development in local communities. It is proved that a triad “epos, travelling, and educational expedition” presents one of the most important educational environments for personal development. It is demonstrated that cultural images, that a travelling person encounters, are not only specific “markers”. These images also include content of education and tools for its development.

Key words: socio-cultural approach to education development, phenomena, cultural practices, epos, travel, educational expedition.