Details of the process of general professional educational programs’ approbation were discussed at the conference on October, 13 at the Institute of Psychology and Education KFU.
The guests of the conference are Inna Golovina, Ministry of Education’s expert in policy of tertiary education, Timirkhan Alishev, vice-minister of Education of RT, Andreja Istenic Starcic, professor from University of Ljubljana, Tobias Bauer, professor from Dresden University.
Inna Golovina underlined that this project of modernization of teacher education in Russia was thoroughly discussed several times but commenced only in 2014. During the project’s second stage the need of general professional educational programs’ approbation at all the three stages of tertiary education (bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, PhD) was obvious.
As was pointed out by Aidar Kalimullin, head of the Institute of Psychology and Education KFU, the university has been a part of the project for three years and it carried out 1 out of 8 national projects in Russia. The importance of collaboration with other educational institutions and research centers wad underlined. With this regard the process of approbation brought colleagues from other universities such as Volgograd Pedagogical University, Pskov State University, Tver State University, Surgut State University, South Federal University, Mordov State Pedagogical University under one roof.
Roza Valeeva, deputy head in the Institute of Psychology and Education, draw attention to a competence-based approach during the main stages of the approbation. She pointed out that KFU is one of the first universities that developed the project of modernization of teacher education in Russia and carried out its approbation in 15 Russian universities. According to the aims of the project a new generation of teachers should develop new essential competences and be more practice-oriented. A refined version of the project is being reviewed by the Federal Methodological Organization for it to be adopted in all the other teacher training universities in Russia.