Scientific and methodological seminar “Topical Issues of Social Pedagogy, Psychology and Management of Developing the Human Resources of Society (Social Management)”
17 March at 15:00 MSK
The Department of Social Pedagogy of the Institute of Foreign Languages of RUDN University holds the regular meeting of the scientific and methodological seminar “Topical Issues of Social Pedagogy, Psychology and Management of Developing the Human Resources of Society (Social Management)”. Speaker will make a report on the topic “On Compatibility of Higher Education and Mental Retardation”.
The speaker considers the issue of limiting educational inclusion. The relevance of the study is due to the functioning of the international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the implementation of the Federal Law “On Education in the Russian Federation”. In this context, Ivan Samokhin pays attention to the differences that exist between people with physical, emotional and intellectual disabilities. The main factor hindering the process of obtaining knowledge for people with mental retardation is not low intelligence, but weak need for cognition. Based on this observation, the speaker concludes that the provision of educational services to a person with mental retardation, as a rule, borders on their imposition. Therefore, Ivan Samokhin calls into question not only the functional, but also the moral value of admitting mentally challenged people to higher education.
Ivan S. Samokhin, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages in Theory and Practice