Curator of the Master’s program Design and expertise of pre-school education (theory by Lev Vygotsky)
History of development of higher psychological functions: text and context
Design of psychological research by the Vygotsky’s methodology
The model of positional education at a university
Period of Teaching and Research Service
Education and Degrees
PhD in Psychology (1995) Institute of Psychology of Personality of Russian Academy of Education, thesis – “Anticipative image as a means of dialectical thinking of preschooler”
Graduate (1989) Moscow State Pedagogical University, Department of Pedagogy and Psychology
Author and co-author of more than 80 articles and books, some of them in English, French and Spanish.
Igor Shiyan, Olga Shiyan, Aleksander Veraksa & Nikolay Veraksa Preschool quality research in Russia: assessment for improving the quality. // Polocification of Early Childhood Education and Care. Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century Vol. III, 1st Edition. Edited by Sivanes Phillipson, Susanne Garvis, Routledge, 2019.
Igor Shiyan, Olga Shiyan, Aleksander Veraksa & Nikolay Veraksa Preschool teacher preparation in Russia: Background, system and modern trends. // Teachers’ and Families’ Perspectives in Early Childhood Education and Care. Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century Vol. II, 1st Edition. Edited by Sivanes Phillipson, Susanne Garvis, Routledge, 2018.
Ulla Mauritszon, Igor Shiyan Theory of other minds, children’s dialectical thinking and abilities to reflect and communicate on new opportunities. // Vygotsky’s Theory in Early Childhood Education and Research. Russian and Western Values. Edited by Nikolay Veraksa, Sonja Sheridan. Routledge, 2018. P. 68-80.
Sonja Sheridan, Olga Shiyan, Igor Shiyan Preschool quality and conditions of children’s learning in preschool in Russia and Sweden // Vygotsky’s Theory in Early Childhood Education and Research. Russian and Western Values. Edited by Nikolay Veraksa, Sonja Sheridan. Routledge, 2018. P. 193-205.
Igor Shiyan, Olga Shiyan, Alexander Veraksa, Nikolay Veraksa Early childhood education and care in Russia: different contexts of cultural-historical theory. // International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Care: Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century Vol I. Edited by Susanne Garvis, Sivanes Phillipson, Heidi Harju-Luukkainen. Routledge, 2018. P. 154-162.
Roman Shyyan, Igor Shiyan, Natalia Sofiy Preschool Education in Ukraine. // International Handbook of Early Childhood Education. Editors: Mariltn Fleer, Bert van Oers. Springer, 2017. P. 461-471
2014 – present
Deputy Director of the Institute of System Projects at Moscow City University
2009 – present
Head of the Laboratory for Child Development, Institute of System Projects atMoscow City University
2003 and 2009
Associate Professor, Department of Social Psychology at Moscow City Psychological-Pedagogical University
2000 – 2011
Visiting Professor (7 three-week visits) at University of Central Arkansas (USA)
1992 – 2003
Lecturer, Associate Professor, Department of Early Child Education, Department of Pedagogy and Psychology at Moscow State Pedagogical University