Our German colleagues shared impressions from the forum on their website.
Six TU Dresden employees – Julia Koinova-Zöllner, Tobias Bauer, Peggy Martin, Peggy Germer, Anton Schmidt, and Anett Pollack – visited Kazan in May 2018 to join the event.
In the article, they told about the forum which gathered 600 researchers from 93 Russian and 65 overseas universities and praised the organizational effort.
“The participation intensified the cooperation with our partner university in Kazan and provided an opportunity for further international networking in order to make teacher training at TU Dresden more visible internationally. Furthermore, it was useful to experience the cultural diversity and peaceful coexistence of the two religions in the Republic of Tatarstan – Islam and Russian Orthodox Christianity,” says the publication.
Two joint reports were presented by TUD and KFU at the forum – “Reflected teacher practice of classical education at universities, using specific examples from Technische Universität Dresden (Germany) and Kazan Federal University (Russia)” and “Developing Learner Autonomy by Teaching a Foreign Language.”
The Institute of Psychology and Education (KFU) and the Center for Teacher Education and Educational Research (TUD) have been cooperating since 2014. German partners first arrived to the forum in 2016, making this last appearance their third in a row.
The two universities will launch a new program in teacher education in September 2018. The master program is called “Comparative Russian-German Research in Education.” Students will conduct joint pedagogical experiments in the two countries.
Publication by TU Dresden: Lehrerbildner der TU Dresden besuchen 4th International Forum on Teacher Education in Kazan (Russland)