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11 Nov 2020

Over 200 experts from five countries gather for online academic conference in Minsk

Over 200 experts from five countries gather for online academic conference in Minsk

MINSK, 11 November (BelTA) - The 9th international conference “Pedagogical education amid transformation processes: the space for personal fulfillment” was held online at the Maxim Tank Belarusian State Pedagogical University on 11 November, BelTA learned from the university.

“The conference was attended by over 200 experts from Belarus, Russia, Estonia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Among them were representatives of ministries and heads of higher education institutions, scientists, leading specialists in professional pedagogical education, teachers of general secondary education institutions, representatives of the educational-scientific-innovative cluster of continuous pedagogical education,” the university said.

The forum addressed issues related to the modernization of continuous pedagogical education, creation of conditions for the maximum unlocking of the personality potential of future teachers during their professional training: education for sustainable development, cluster interaction in the industry, teacher's readiness to work in the digital educational space, the implementation of the inclusion principle, the system of additional education, and many more.

The conference was opened by Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Rector of the Maxim Tank Belarusian State Pedagogical University, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor Aleksandr Zhuk. In his welcoming speech, he stressed the importance of the issue related to personal fulfillment of a teacher for his/her sustainable professional development. A welcoming speech to participants and organizers of the conference was also offered by Deputy Education Minister Aleksandr Kadlubai, who emphasized that this conference, which has already become traditional for the university, is a significant event for the country’s continuous pedagogical education. Andrei Milekhin, Director of the Training and Professional Development of Teaching Personnel Department of the Russian Ministry of Education, also greeted all the participants and noted the broad international context of the forum.

Plenary speeches were made by scientists and specialists from Belarus, Russia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Estonia. Most of the speakers are representatives of partner universities of the Maxim Tank Belarusian State Pedagogical University. The speeches reflected the most important issues related to pedagogical education, including teachers’ preparation for the realization of an educational function, development of ideas of new didactics and formation of didactic competence in students, improvement of quality of distance education and development of media culture in future teachers, organization of image communication and creation of appropriate conditions for personal fulfillment.

A collection of scientific articles will be published after the conference. It will be posted in the scientific electronic library

The conference was organized by the Center for Pedagogical Education Development at the Maxim Tank Belarusian State Pedagogical University.

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