Associate Professor of the Department of the Russian Language and Literature of the Institute of Media, Social Sciences and Humanities Denis Pelikhov has become a winner of the PROFI 2022 International Olympiad of Subject Teachers.
Each year the PROFI Olympiad is organized in several subjects, including the Russian Language, by the Perm campus of the Higher School of Economics. Candidate of Sciences (Philology), Associate Professor Denis Pelikhov has been participating in the Olympiad since 2017 and has won it five times. During this period the format of the Olympiad has changed several times, and this year both rounds were held online: the first round included 30 general questions on various sections of linguistics, and the second round consisted of more special questions that go far beyond the school level and even beyond the limits of the modern Russian language (for example, tasks on the syntax of the Old Russian language, on dialectology, and also on comparative historical linguistics). In 2022, teachers from 78 regions of Russia and 12 other countries took part in the contest. About 700 subject teachers took part in the selection round.
“I became interested in this Olympiad first of all because any professional excellence contest is a great opportunity to test your knowledge, your strength and professional competence. Any contest of that kind I perceive as a contest with myself and I participate in it precisely in order to see what I myself am capable of,” said Denis Pelikhov.
Moreover, participation in Olympiads and competitions of pedagogical excellence helps teachers in their professional activities: Denis Pelikhov is engaged in compiling Olympiad tasks of various levels, uses the gained experience in the work in the classroom, and prepares various non-standard forms of work with students.
“Participation in such events, in my opinion, gives many benefits. This allows teachers to never stop developing professionally, upgrade their skills and simply learn something new, in order to later share this knowledge with their students in the classroom,” shared his impressions Denis Pelikhov.