On September 1, 2021, Osh State University, together with the world-renowned UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Education (UNESCO / MGIEP), launched a digital teacher education project in 4 Central Asian countries, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. The project aims to develop the digital skills of teachers across the country, which will harness the power of technology to increase participation and improve learning outcomes by leveraging digital tools to better understand how to design more effective interactive lessons, collaboration, digital learning and assessment.
This project provides equal quality teaching and assistance to teachers to develop their digital skills with the support of UNESCO MGIEP. It is planned to train 5,000 teachers from 150 schools from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. A module developed by UNESCO MGIEP will be used to train teachers in digital pedagogy skills. The project involves the training of trainers in this module, for which specialists with knowledge of the English language are involved. Almost all state universities of the country participate in the project: KSU named after I. Arabaeva, BatSU, OshKUU, TalSU, NSU, ZHASU and secondary school teachers. Further, the trainers will disseminate the acquired knowledge in their countries and regions to secondary school teachers.
According to the project, Osh State University will act as a HUB for training trainers. For this, the university has the Osh Declaration on Cooperation between the Universities of the Kyrgyz Republic and Memorandums of Cooperation and is the leading state university of the republic, whose activities are aimed at promoting the socio-economic, spiritual and intellectual development of the country and the region.
UNESCO / MGIEP is an integral part of UNESCO. It is the first and only UNESCO research institute focused on achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4.7 on Education for Peace, Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship for Peaceful and Sustainable Societies.
These agreements will serve as the basis for further cooperation of universities to build a new initiative for teaching teachers in Digital Pedagogy