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Andrey Verbitsky - Russian writer, teacher and author of a unique teaching methodology
Andrey Verbitsky - Russian writer, teacher and author of a unique teaching methodology

Andrey Alexandrovich Verbitsky was born in the USSR in 1941. At the moment, he is a psychologist of our country, a teacher and head of the department of psychology, in this case, public and teaching psychology at Moscow State University named after M.A. Sholokhov.


Andrey Verbitsky entered the Department of Psychology at Moscow State University in 1964 and graduated with honors in 1969. From the same year to 1974, he was a postgraduate student and began his career at the Research Institute of OiPP APN of the USSR.

After graduating from graduate school, he defended his Ph.D. thesis on the topic "On the mechanisms of independent regulation of sensorimotor work in a situation of stimulating uncertainty." Andrey Verbitsky completed an internship abroad, at UNESCO in the USA, and then in France on higher education issues, in particular those related to psychology and teaching.

After completing an internship and returning to the country, Verbitsky went to work at a research institute, in the department of problems of higher education. He began his work as a senior researcher, and then was appointed head of the direction of educational psychology. His work in this organization continued until the end of 1990. In 1991 he defendedanother dissertation, only now a doctoral thesis on the topic “Psychological and pedagogical foundations of contextual learning at a university.”

In 1990 he was appointed head of the direction of psychological and pedagogical difficulties in education of the Research Center. He de alt with the problems of the quality of retraining of specialists of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. He remained in this position until 1995. In the same year, Verbitsky was offered a job as an assistant director of the Federal Institute for Educational Planning. And in 1997 Andrey Verbitsky began to head the Department of Social Psychology in the direction of Pedagogy.

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Scientific activity of a psychologist

Andrey Verbitsky devoted his activity to the development and identification of not only social and pedagogical problems, but also scientific and methodological difficulties of education. He focused all his research on solving the key contradiction of highly professional education. He regularly took part in various projects of the Ministry of Education of our country, among them - the Higher School of Russia and "Innovative Pedagogical Technologies". He himself led and took part in the formation of the concepts of state continuous education and undergraduate education.

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The Writer's Theory on Contextual Learning

Andrey Verbitsky in his concept speaks about the fact that key discrepancies and a huge number of imperceptible discrepancies can be overcome with the help of contextual learning. Its essence lies in the successiveforecasting all forms of the educational direction of each student, and in particular not only public content, but also subject content, which is directed specifically to his future speci alty.

The content of this training is based on two main sources - this is scientific information and the conclusion of a highly professional work of a specialist. In the concept model, they are provided as official functions, problematic situations and tasks. When using these models, a balanced direction of the student's work can be ensured.

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Scientific papers and works

Andrey Verbitsky over the years of his life wrote more than 200 scientific papers, 5 studies and several books of a socio-psychological nature.

His most popular works include:

  • "The New Enlightenment Paradigm and Contextual Learning" (Written and released in 1999);
  • "Motivating Students through Contextual Learning" (released late 2000);
  • "Basic Tutoring" (written and published in 2002).

He used these methods in his work and in some of his studies.

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Literary activity

The psychologist is also the author of a large number of books that he wrote during his labor and scientific activities. The most popular were:

  • "The Ruthless Edge";
  • "Strength test";
  • "Psychology of student motivation;
  • "Chronicles of Zarechensk" in four parts.

Andrey Verbitsky wrote all his books based on the results of his own research and beliefs. They are based not only on the psychology of each individual, but also on the research and scientific work that he has been doing throughout his life. These books were written exclusively for people, not to work on them.

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Features of his books

Each of the books was given with great difficulty, as they collected reliable facts, which he double-checked more than once, so as not to make a mistake anywhere. It is for this reason that they have gained such great popularity and their specific audience.

The writer's latest book is still in the process of being written, as it has become the most difficult for him. Instead of a pseudonym, the real data of the author is used - Andrey Verbitsky. Samizdat is the main companion of the writer. The new book is based on all the problems not only of education, but also of today's youth, and the accuracy of the written facts is carefully checked and researched.

Unlike the scientific papers that he co-authored with colleagues and various scientists, he writes books on his own, and also controls the publishing process.

Despite the large number of scientific theories and evidence that are considered and presented in published books, they also contain the imagination of the writer himself. Some of them wear supernaturalcharacter.

This interweaving of the real and the fictional creates a special meaning in the books, as a result, the reader not only reads a manual on psychology, but also plunges into a different world in which he can understand the thoughts of the writer, catch his desires.

During the presentation of one of the books, the writer said that after a long life in science, he decided to share his fantasies with readers.

His books are written in an easy and accessible language, the writer's vast flight of fantasy captivates every reader and keeps him in suspense until the end of reading, all the characters are unique, and the plot itself is riddled with exciting moments and witty humor.

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