NIS International Research-to-Practice Conferenceя

Inspirational Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Shalva Amonashvili

Shalva Amonashvili is a Doctor of Psychological Sciences, an Academic Member of the Academy of the Pedagogical Sciences of the USSR, an Academic Member of the Russian Academy of Education, and a full professor.

Shalva Aleksandrovich has developed the concept of spiritual humanism, and incorporated it into pedagogical theory and practice. Amonashvili has conducted a range of seminars for teachers, pastoral workers, school psychologists, and educationalists on the humane-personality approach to children in the educational process. He has founded over 200 centres and laboratories of humane pedagogy in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. He is the scientific adviser to a range of experimental schools.

X NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference, 25-26 October 2018: Keynote Speech


It is not a secret that modern children are those of a new consciousness. They shred the authoritarian style pedagogy that fails to recognise the occurrence of new mentality. Children of light need teachers of light. Humane pedagogy allows teachers to see a spark of their true calling, creating a spiritual community with children and leading them forward. 

X NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference, 25-26 October 2018: Workshop

Paata Amonashvili: Humane pedagogy in preschool education

In preschool childhood, a major task of an adult, a teacher is to create a spiritual community with a child based on the psychology of consent. What is this psychology about? The psychology of consent takes into account three most important factors of a child’s life: their non-accidental appearance here (a child is a phenomenon), their special mission and energy, granted for its realisation. A teacher with a humane-personal worldview has a unique opportunity work with children on building upcoming future.