International conference gets underway at ASPU
15.12.2022
International conference gets underway at ASPU

An international conference entitled “Issues in Higher Pedagogical Education and Prospects for Development" started at ASPU on December 15.

Eight representatives from abroad are participating in the two-day conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of ASPU. Seven more people are participating in the event online trying to present their views on pedagogical issues and to propose solutions.

ASPU Rector, Professor Srbuhi Gevorgyan considered the 100th anniversary of the university to be a phased summary, which implies a number of questions: What are the new guidelines and priorities? What new private methods are proposed? What is the vision of pedagogic education –prospective developments, on the fundamental theses of which the university will build its future activity?

The rector also referred to modern changes, research approaches of representatives of American, European, and Russian concepts, and spoke about priority issues in pedagogical education and their solutions. “Technological changes and developments have made our life easier. However, do we use them in the correct way? What are the criteria for organizing the interaction between children and technology, so that it contributes to the mental, harmonious development of children?” the rector said when speaking about technology control mechanisms.

Srbuhi Gevorgyan stressed that the Pedagogical University is the university that is supposed to submit a comprehensive programme and approaches for the anthropological problems in pedagogy, which are also important from the ontological point of view.

Professor Aida Topuzyan, Head of the Chair of Pedagogy, made a report on “Modern Issues in Pedagogical Education.”

In the context of the new world vision and pedagogy, the professor referred to the UN report, emphasizing "reevaluation of pedagogy, its new mission, functions and goals, as well as new role and new competences of a teacher".

Aida Topuzyan also spoke about endangered values in the modern world, conflicts between politics and civilization, problems of society and pedagogy, and peculiarities of new pedagogy.
Emphasizing the importance of reevaluating the role and mission of educators in the context of modern changes, the professor stated that the Pedagogical University has a special role: for a century now, it has educated and taught different generations of pedagogues, it has been and will remain a leading higher education institution that trains pedagogues.

Professor Anna Lvova of the Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology of Education of Moscow State Pedagogical University, and Olga Luibchenko, Associate Professor of the Department of Pedagogy, Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology of Education, made reports on “Training of a Modern Pedagogue within the Framework of Implementation of the Model of Academic Mobility."

Dr. Tatiana Vasileva of Moscow State University of Technology presented a report entitled "Language for Professional Purposes: What Should a Future Specialist Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language Know?”

In their reports, the Russian colleagues referred to a number of initiatives aimed at solving pedagogical problems in the Russian Federation and in their universities, shared their experience in improving teacher qualifications and professional preparedness of students and presented their proposals.

The conference continued in subdivisions, with speakers focusing on technological innovations in education, psycho-pedagogical problems in higher education, challenges and prospects for development of general education, as well as issues in mathematics and its teaching methods.

The international conference “Issues in Higher Pedagogical Education and Prospects for Development" will continue tomorrow – December 16.

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