In the newsletter of one of the most respected and representative international scientific associations in the field of teacher education - ISATT, news was published that Kazan Federal University was included in the top 100 of the Education Higher Education 2020 rating. The publication of this event was a demonstration of the real state Russian education in the eyes of the world scientific and pedagogical community.
This is not the first interest of one of the most authoritative and representative scientific associations in the field of teacher education in the direction of development in KFU - "Education".
So, in 2018, during the IV International Forum on Pedagogical Education in KFU, the ISATT regional conference was held, which was attended by leading scientists from around the world. Then the president of ISATT, professor Maria Flores said that KFU is the only university in Russia presented on the conference map, which is why the organizers of the conference and the world pedagogical community are interested in the systematic work on introducing new forms and technologies of teacher training, which is carried out in KFU within the framework of SAE “ 21st Century Teacher. ”
More than once press releases on scientific articles published by scientists of the SAE “Teacher of the XXI Century” in leading international journals on pedagogy were later published in ISATT digests and newsletters.
And now, the editorial board of the ISATT Autumn / Winter 2019 newsletter has not overlooked the news that Kazan Federal University for the first time entered the top 100 best universities in the world and took the 94th place in the subject rating “Education”, keeping the leading position among Russian universities. The publication of this event was a demonstration of the real state of Russian education in the eyes of the world scientific and pedagogical community.
The editors of the newsletter published an interview with the director of the Institute of Psychology and Education of Kazan Federal University, the head of the priority direction of the development of the University “Teacher of the XXI Century” Aidar Kalimullin.
According to him, joining the hundred best universities is the result of systematic and focused work by the team of university specialists in the field of teacher education. The growth in the subject rating “Education” is directly related to the allocation of teacher education in one of the four priority areas of development of KFU - along with medicine, oil production and astrophysics.
The director of the Institute of Psychology and Education recalled that starting in 2011, after two pedagogical universities joined the Kazan University, the university began to build its own model of teacher education, which is distinguished by the variability of entering the teaching profession and the fundamental preparation of subject teachers. A key feature of this system is the combination of the advantages of classical and pedagogical universities in teacher training.
The university’s participation in the “5-100” Project, aimed at improving the international competitiveness of Russian educational institutions, gave impetus to the transformation of teacher education in KFU.
This project allows each university participating in it to determine its strengths and move towards the goal. KFU specialists in the field of teacher education work on acute problems in close cooperation with representatives of other scientific fields, such as medicine, psychology, law, IT-technologies and others. This approach, combined with the creation of variable conditions for entering the profession, has improved the quality of the educational process and intensified the development of new teaching methods and technologies and, therefore, to bring the value of such research to a new level in the international space.
Interest in the topic of reports of scientists of KFU was manifested at the most authoritative world conferences on education: World, European, British, American research research associations in education, which are a result of rigorous selection is a great honor for any scientist. From the reports of KFU scientists, the scientific community received information on innovative processes in the field of education that are taking place in Russia today.
- International experts, scientists in the field of teacher education, who visited Kazan University and got acquainted with our educational programs, infrastructure, scientific research, have repeatedly characterized KFU as one of the world leaders in the field of teacher training. And we are glad that these private confessions are now confirmed in the presented rating, ”the editor of the publication quoted the director of the Institute of Psychology and Education.
ISATT (International Study Associationon Teachersand Teaching), founded in 1983, is one of the most respected and representative scientific associations in the field of teacher education.
The purpose of the Association is to increase understanding of the personality, role, contexts and work of teachers, as well as the learning process. Therefore, the main objectives of ISATT are to improve the quality of teaching at all levels of education and positioning as a forum for the promotion, presentation, discussion and dissemination of research results that contribute to the knowledge and formation of theory in this area. The association has a high reputation among scientists and practitioners from around the world.