On March 29, 2021, Don State Technical University hosted the round table on the topic “Digital transformation of teaching and assessment activities” within the framework of the international scientific and practical conference “Information Technologies in Education: Psychology, Pedagogy, Defectology” (ITE-2021).
The round table was attended by more than 40 representatives of universities and colleges from Rostov-on-Don, Kaliningrad, Simferopol, Saransk, Perm, the Republic of Yakutia and guests from Kazakhstan were also invited.
The round table was moderated by Nadezhda Efremova, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department “Pedagogical Dimensions” of DSTU and Irina Maevskaya, Head of International Education Department DSTU.
The main topics to discuss were the problems of the competence approach in teaching in the digital environment, the impact of digital technologies on learning motivation, the use of reality simulators and other gaming and modern distance techniques in universities to improve the quality of education, innovative tools and methods of teaching and learning in secondary vocational education.
Representatives of the international project “HE and VET alliance establishment according to Bologna Principles implementation via VET teachers’ capacity building” (ALLVET) from the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (Kaliningrad) shared the experience of implementing the Tuning methodology in VET programs and analyzed the prospects for implementing the tools of the Bologna Process in the system of secondary vocational education. Artem Andronov (Ogarev Mordovia State University, Saransk) spoke about the results of training and the implementation of the tools of the Bologna process based on the experience of the Department of “Fundamental Computer science”.
Gaini Mukhanova (Narxoz University, Almaty) made a presentation on “Opportunities for implementing a competence-based approach in narrow-profile colleges of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, Aliya Nurgalieva (Narxoz University, Almaty) spoke about the impact of the ALLVET project on improving the activities of colleges in the Western region of Kazakhstan, Gulnara Zakirova (International University of Information Technologies, Almaty) shared the results of the synergy of the Tucahea in Central Asia and ALLVET projects: competencies and their implementation in VET system. Diyar Nurmetov (University named after Suleyman Demirel, Kaskelen) made a report on the topic “Adaptation of the original text in teaching English for professional purposes”.
Tatiana Trubnikova and Tatiana Bakumenko (DSTU, Rostov-on-Don) presented innovative tools and methods of teaching and learning in VET and the specifics of developing VET programs under current conditions.
The round table held in the flagship university passes the baton to the International Conference «ALLVET project: transfer of Bologna process principles and competence-based approach to the system of technical and vocational education by means of efficient alliance of higher and vocational education», which will be held on March 30, 2021 in Kazakhstan as part of the National Awareness Day.