Seminar for employees of educational departments and pedagogical colleges and universities

The EU-funded Quality Education Support Program in Tajikistan, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan, organized training seminars in various regions of the country on a competency-based approach to training for employees of educational departments and pedagogical colleges and universities.  This seminar, which was held on the instructions of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan and with the support of the European Union through the Quality Education Support Program-1, i.e. the program of technical support to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan in the field of advanced training of teachers, assessment of training, planning, budgeting, curriculum and monitoring, provided professionals with access to information and new opportunities.  The opening speech was made by the representative of the Ministry of Education and Science, as well as Serge Gabrscek, the Project Team Leader.  Then, the participants were introduced to experts and consultants of the seminar, including Dr. Richard Webber, the expert on curriculum development, Asror Aliyev, the local consultant on curriculum development, Grigule Ligita the International Expert on advanced training and education policy, Qutbiddin Mukhtori, the local consultant for Lot 1 of the Project, Kholis Sadurdinov, the local consultant for Lot 1 of the Project.   The seminars were attended by about 35–120 people from each region of the country, and in total they were attended by more than more than 590 representatives of educational departments (heads of methodical departments), heads of several secondary schools, representatives of advanced training programs, institutions of secondary vocational and higher pedagogical education.   During the event, the main topics of the seminar including the nature and foundations of curriculum development for educational institutions, teacher competencies framework, etc. were presented to teachers and specialists of the sphere.   The seminar ended with discussions, questions and answers, as well as distribution of materials for each participant.   It should be noted that the seminar was held in July and was held in 7 regions until mid-August.   Thus, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan intends to ensure that the staff of its units are informed about the current reform – the transition to a competency-based approach in education, so that the education system can meet the needs of teachers in the planning, management and evaluation of the educational process.

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