On this episode, we talk about
Professions from the future
Coliving communities in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Our guest for episode 2, Season 2 of experimentQ podcast is Oleg Muromtsev - a physicist from Saint Petersburg, who turned his a passion for education, music, and community organizing work into beautiful projects that change lives. Through a chain of events and continuous learning efforts, along with other like-minded people in Moscow, Oleg co-founded Metaversity - a self-directed, community-powered learning platform, focused on the holistic understanding of human nature.
We met Oleg, during the Euro podcast tour in the spring of 2018, via a recommendation from Pavel Luksha of Global Education Futures - an international collaboration platform for shapers of transformative global education initiatives. Pavel, if you are listening - gratitude for the link.
The interview was recorded in April of 2018, at Dom Srednii, the coliving space where we had the opportunity to be guests for several days. Listen to this episode to discover a detailed model for organizing and assessing self-directed learning programs, the story of coliving spaces in Saint Petersburg and a charming Russian storytelling accent.
About the guest
3:30 - Life Story and the path to education (People)
5:50 - On Learning habits (motivation)
7:00 - Most gifted books
8:40 - On failure and success in the learning context
11:30 - The story of Metaversity / Modelling Larp
17:00 - Structure and the people behind Metaversity
21:20 - Why is Metaversity needed now
24:00 - Organizing learning in streams
27:00 - What it’s like to join a stream
36:00 - Ways to assess results of self-directed learning.
42:00 - Being a dropout or self educated person in Russia.
46:00 - Coming up with project ideas for applied learning. The Dom Srednii story
53:30 - The map of future professions
59:00 - A new purpose for education and the fear of emptiness
01:06:00 - Community questions (Floris).
01:11:00 - Advice for facilitators of self-organized learning programs
1:13:00 - How can we learning / measure intangible values.
01:16:00 - Books. Education as a transfer of culture.
01:19:00 - If I became a teacher in the rural Russia
01:20:00 - If I was a bored teenager in a High School.
01:23:00 - If I became the Education Minister in Russia
01:27:30 - If I became a benevolent Dictator.
01:29:00 - Open Mic