Talk abstracts of conversation with Galina Pulina and Demyan Om
Many global giant companies, international organizations, such as the UN, OSCE, Greenpeace and others, practice "lifelong learning" today. We are talking about continuing education, when "it is never too early or too late to learn."

As part of the conversation "Philosophical Garden", literary critic, teacher and publicist Galina Pulina and Demyan Om searched for answers to the question of what trajectory modern Ukrainian education is moving along, and also talked about educating the business audience and the role of books in human life.

Nowadays, it is increasingly possible to hear such a term as conscious longevity. It denotes a person's lifelong learning.

This is a wonderful trend that allows people to find something to do and not be confined to communicating with the "best interlocutor", about whom Blok wrote: "my friend is the only one - reflected in my glass."

In Ukraine, there is a growing need to increase experience, knowledge and accelerate the movement forward. First of all, this applies to teachers, mentors, mentors, coaches. They need to write courses, practice, go out, become guides and guides. Training activities will become more and more popular in the coming years. Of course, a theorist using someone else's work will be useless here. A real breakthrough requires a practitioner and an author.

The happiness of the teacher, in fact, as well as of every person, lies in the ability to create, and not just retell the material. Of course, if the teacher wants to give his students more than the already available information. It is important that this information is assimilated and used in the future.
"Information is perceived not by the mind, but by the heart!"

Galina Pulina
The teacher should try to embrace the audience, capture its attention, convey his thought to everyone. This is not easy, especially in the context of the fact that the Ukrainian program is very curtailed.

Information passes through the heart into the mind. If, by teaching, you have touched the heart, there will be emotions, and, therefore, interest. Another important fact: the school is formed by students, not by the director or teachers. However, in Ukraine, so far the opposite is true, the opinion of students is not taken into account.
Reading as a process of becoming

Modern society reads less and less. Why is that? First the parents stop reading, then the children, and then the teachers themselves. If earlier literature was almost the only outlet for a person, today there are a lot of ways to occupy yourself: cinema, radio, television, gadgets, after all. The choice is huge. In addition, these entertainments do not require such efforts as, say, reading.

What consequences can there be for the non-reading generation?

When a person reads, he learns to perceive linear text. Sees its beginning, middle, continuation, finale. Understands the logic of the development of events. While reading, say, Facebook does not develop this ability. The system gives out either a picture or fragments of thoughts and information, which we are content with, not knowing where it all started and how it will end. In short, a non-reading person does not develop the ability to think linearly and logically.
"Curiosity is an absolutely human trait. Being smart means being curious, learning, remembering, mastering knowledge and using it"

Demyan Om
Picking up scraps of information and Googling what is not clear is not education. Modern people can support any topic of conversation, but not everyone will be able to go deeper, bring some arguments.
Creative economy

At the heart of the development of each country, among other things, there are two very strong components: entrepreneurship and art. Business people define themselves like this: "I make money." People of art, on the contrary, "make" a creative product: they create theaters, conduct orchestras, play in them, write music, poems, books, paintings. This is a completely different group.

There is a concept of creative economy. It turns out that creative industries - art, advertising, IT, technology, as well as gaming companies — have something in common. The ability to create.

An interesting pattern can be traced in the fact that in North America and Western Europe such an economy has been working for a long time. Industries actively interact with each other, form strong teams, and create joint innovative products. And the most valuable thing is that they study together.
"Any business strives for concise formulations and formulas. The fewer words — the better"

Demyan Om
The Ukrainian market is just beginning to get acquainted with the creative economy. There is a tendency among top management to join and join education, expand their internal and external horizons. More and more interested, kind and burning eyes appear at lectures.

For example, the famous music and cultural critic Mikhail Kazinik gives lectures to businessmen. Among other things, he reminds that in sonatas, in addition to the main theme, there is always a side theme, special, important, original, emphasizing the main one like nothing else.

This is a good metaphor for the fact that a person who has been walking along the main road all his life will never make an original discovery. So, in addition to business and making money, there should be another life.

It is important to understand the rules of business. If a person "earned - hid in the bushes" or "earned — ate" — this is one thing. However, if he wants to become a real businessman — in addition to logic — he needs intuition.

Let it be unusual, but modern businessmen really require lectures on how to listen to music! If thinking people need something, then it works.

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