Schools of Magic as a Phenomenon of Self-Organization of Schoolchildren in Social Networks



A changing environment requires changes in the education system. Flexible adaptive learning throughout life is becoming a necessity. At the same time, digital solutions are rarely used in school education. The article examines the phenomenon of schools of magic created by schoolchildren for schoolchildren in social networks. Although the digital counterparts of Hogwarts are often more role-playing games, in many cases there is a highly regulated educational process that requires the development of courses and assignments from “teachers” and regular doing homework from students. Schools of wizardry are created en masse and, in general, are very popular. For many years in the social network VKontakte, there have been schools with regulated faculties, courses, schedules. New magic courses are being created in Telegram, based on the interaction of students and teachers. This phenomenon demonstrates the ability of schoolchildren to self-organize and great opportunities for mutual learning in an electronic environment.

General Information

Keywords: schoolchildren, school of magic, self-organization, social networks

Publication rubric: Digital Transformation and Online Education: Technologies, Tools & Models

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Bylieva D.S. Schools of Magic as a Phenomenon of Self-Organization of Schoolchildren in Social Networks. Digital Humanities and Technology in Education (DHTE 2021): Collection of Articles of the II All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference with International Participation. November 11-12, 2021 / V.V. Rubtsov, M.G. Sorokova, N.P. Radchikova (Eds). Moscow: Publishing house MSUPE, 2021., pp. 49–56.


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Information About the Authors

Daria S. Bylieva, PhD in Political Science, Associate Professor of the Department of Social Science, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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