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Life is Аction: The Road of Goodness by Elena Danilovna Pakhmutova


Lapteva I. V., Antonova L. V., Denisova G. I.



In this article, based on extensive source material and studied concepts, the authors formulated their own vision of volunteerism using the example of pedagogical volunteering by an associate professor of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of National Research Mordovia State University., Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences E. D. Pakhmutova. She is a prominent public figure of the Republic of Mordovia, chairman of the Regional branch of the Interregional public organization “League of Higher School Teachers”, a member of the board of the Mordovian regional public organization “Cultural and Linguistic Diversity of the Territory”, organizer of many career guidance events to popularize multilingualism in the region, participant in numerous socially significant projects . The work provides a detailed overview of the main project, research and teaching achievements of this person, and describes in detail her volunteer activities as a project coordinator, translator, social engineering instructor, student team mentor, and teaching methodology consultant. It is concluded that due to her enthusiasm, active citizenship, desire to realize her potential and share her professional skills, E. D. Pakhmutova makes a significant contribution to the development of pedagogical and scientific volunteerism in the region.


Keywords: volunteering, pedagogical volunteering, educational activities, higher school teacher, teaching methods, information and communication technologies, open information environment, civic engagement


For citation: Lapteva IV, Antonova LV, Denisova GI. Life is Аction: The Road of Goodness by Elena Danilovna Pakhmutova. Center and Periphery. 2024;19(1):111—122. EDN TTHVTC




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Information about the authors:

Irina V. Lapteva, Principal Researcher — Нead of Department of Theory and History of Culture of the Research Institute of the Humanities by the Government of the Republic of Mordovia (3 L. Tolstogo Str., Saransk 430005, Russia); Professor of Department of German Philology of National Research Ogarev Mordovia State University (68 Bolshevistskaya Str., Saransk 430005, Russia), Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0444-4237, Researcher ID: O-3676-2015, Scopus ID: 57203011236, laptevaiv@yandex.ru

Liudmila V. Antonova, Head of Department of Social and Humanitarian Disciplines of the Cheboksary Institute (branch) of the Moscow Polytechnic University (54 K. Marksa Str., Cheboksary 428000, Russia), Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1754-3055, lyudmilaant@mail.ru 

Galina I. Denisova, Associate Professor of Department of German Philology of National Research Ogarev Mordovia State University (68 Bolshevistskaya Str., Saransk 430005, Russia), Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor,  ORCID: https://orcid.org/0009-0000-2481-6758, denisovagi@inbox.ru


Contribution of the authors:

Lapteva I. V. — collection and analysis of literature, concept development, formulation of the research problem, development of methodology, writing the theoretical part of the article, scientific editing;

Antonova L. V. — collection of material and writing about methodical activities of E. D. Pakhmutova, writing the biographical reference;

Denisova G. I. — collection of material and writing about volunteering of E. D. Pakhmutova, text formatting.


Conflict of interests: the authors declare no conflict of interests.


The authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript.


The article was submitted 24.01.2024; accepted for publication 26.01.2024.