As part of the efforts to ensure the sustainability of the results of the RUECVET project, cooperation has been established with the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The meeting of the RUECVET National Project Coordinator A.I. Tureniyazova with the Deputy Minister on VET of the Ministry of Higher Education and Training of the Republic of Uzbekistan Kholmukhamedov M.M. took place. Further actions were outlined to introduce a credit system in the national VET system, and the first step in this direction is raising awareness of VET managers and teachers of the RUECVET project results, including Recommendations for the implementation of ECVET. For this purpose, 2 workshops were organized in the cities of Tashkent and Samarkand.
November 12, 2019, Tashkent
On November 12, 2019, Erasmus+ RUECVET project coordinator and National ECVET expert Asiya Tureniyazova held a workshop on the topic “Results of the RUECVET project and recommendations on the implementation of ECVET (European credit system for vocational education and training) in Uzbekistan” for deputy directors on academic affairs of colleges of the republic undergoing continuing professional development courses at the Institute for Pedagogical Innovations and Continuous Professional Development of VET Managers (IPI) under the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The main advantages of ECVET, such as transparency of learning outcomes, mobility (academic and labor), wide opportunities for lifelong learning on an individual trajectory to meet the rapidly changing requirements of the labor market (employers), which are also available for older people, disabled people, migrants in the context of formal, non-formal and informal education, were demonstrated.
The such key project results as the National report on state of VET, the ECVET Master Guide, sample blocks of learning outcomes, study profiles, Police Recommendations Report for implementing ECVET in the national vocational education system, the project website www.ruecvet.uz, information about online and offline courses on ECVET were also presented.
Workshop “Results of RUECVET project and Recommendations on Implementation of ECVET in Uzbekistan”
Organisers: Center for Pedagogical Innovations and Continuous Professional Development of VET Managers (IPI) under the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialised Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, National Coordinator of RUECVET project of Erasmus+ program of EU
Date and location: 12 November 2019
Format: Presentation of main results and Policy Recommendations of RUECVET project, discussions
Objectives: to raise awareness of policy makers on ECVET, to disseminate RUECVET project results, to share methodology of ECVET with VET teachers
|Introduction||X.Shukurov, Dean of the Faculty for CPD of VET Managers|
|13:10 – 13.40
|Presentation “Results of RUECVET project and Recommendations for Implementation of ECVET to the National VET System of Uzbekistan”||Asiya Tureniyazova, National coordinator of RUECVET project|
|13.40 – 14.20||Discussions
November 13, 2019, Samarkand
On November 13, 2019, IPA staff and the National Project Coordinator of Erasmus+ RUECVET project, Asya Tureniyazova, organized a meeting with the directors and deputy directors for educational work of vocational colleges in Samarkand region in the Samarkand Regional Department for VET Development. At the beginning of the meeting, A. Tureniyazova suggested to articulate the problems and challenges in the national vocational education system. Such problems were mentioned as in-competitiveness and low employment rate on speciality, the poor motivation of students, the huge gap between VET institutions and employers, the mismatch of training programs with modern requirements, the lack of the possibility of academic exchange of students, etc. The urgent need for radical changes in the VET system based on international standards, using the experience of advanced countries, was noted.
Then, Asiya Tureniyazova held a seminar on the experience of European countries in improving VET, introduced the advantages, basic mechanisms and tools of ECVET, Quality Assurance institutions in Europe, introduced the concepts of Learning outcomes, credits, competencies and presented the results of the RUECVET project. The Policy Recommendations on the implementation of ECVET in the national VET system of Uzbekistan, developed within RUECVET project, were presented.
The IPI specialist Dadakhon Khushmurodov told the seminar participants about works on development of normative and methodological documents on improving the national VET system, that have been being prepared under the supervision of the Deputy Minister for VET of the MHSSE of the Republic of Uzbekistan Dr. M.Kholmukhamedov.