IGIP training center
Issues related to the development of engineering education are widely discussed in the global community. There is a need to improve engineering education in connection with changes in the technological and social development of society, in the relations of basic and applied sciences, the improvement of various industries, and the globalization processes of the world economy.
In the past decade, theorists and practitioners of engineering education have talked about the need to form a specialist in the field of engineering and technology not only specific knowledge and skills, but also special “competencies” focused on the ability to put them into practice, in real life, in creating new competitive products . Changing educational programs and curricula. Already in the first year of study, students are shown the connection of the proposed educational material with their future engineering activities, the prospects for the technical, technological, economic and social development of society. Such a pedagogical method allows students to develop the much-needed motivation to learn, a greater susceptibility to theory when it is learned through practice.
In this regard, interaction between various organizations and higher educational institutions interested in the development of engineering education plays a significant role.
Currently, the Kazakhstan National Monitoring Committee IGIP participates in conjunction with the Kazakh National University. Al-Farabi, Kazakhstan Society of Engineering Education KazSEE, National Academy of Sciences of the Higher School of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the activities of the Tempus QUEECA project to improve the quality of engineering and science education in Central Asia.
The goal of the project: the creation and implementation of a quality assurance system in engineering education in the countries of Central Asia, aimed at professional accreditation of engineering and natural science educational programs.
- the creation of the National Societies of Engineering Education in the Central Asian countries, on the basis of which the Accreditation Centers will be established, aimed at accreditation of engineering and natural science educational programs and authorized to award the EUR-ACE quality mark;
- development of Central Asian framework standards for accreditation of engineering and natural-science educational programs based on EUR-ACE standards;
- training relevant specialists (accrediting experts);
- accreditation with the participation of an international team of experts to test the Central Asian framework standards for accreditation and accrediting specialists from Central Asian countries for awarding the EUR-ACE quality mark;
- development of a self-sustaining financial plan (sustainable development plan) for further accreditation after the expiration of the project.
Thus, within the framework of joint cooperation, the Kazakhstan National Monitoring Committee IGIP successfully carries out work on the development of engineering education in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Obtaining the title of International teacher and inclusion in the register gives the following:
- the assignment of a title is accompanied by the inclusion of a teacher in the European register, called IGIP “ING-PAED”;
- inclusion in the register is an international certification and ensures the competence of the teacher complies with international requirements and ensures his free professional activities both at home and abroad;
- the register provides potential employers with detailed information about the education and professional experience of the person included in the register;
- obtaining the title of International Teacher gives benefits on payment of registration fees at international IGIP events;
- adding to the register and the associated assignment of the title of International teacher, increases the responsibility of the teacher and enhances his prestige in international society.
For the period of its existence, the Kazakhstan National Monitoring Committee IGIP has been working to improve the curriculum for training international teachers in the Central Asian Center.
Courses are taught by experienced Kazakhstani and international teachers who have international certification, confirmed by diplomas, with the involvement of lecturers from similar foreign centers.