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Regional seminar-workshop “Peculiarities of the application of the applied bachelor’s degree: problems and solutions”

Within the framework of the state task on organizing and holding events at the regional level to generalize the experience of introducing and implementing innovative technologies in technical and professional, post-secondary education (TVET) organizations of the Republic of Kazakhstan, NCJSC “Holding “Kasipkor” plans to hold a regional workshop “Peculiarities of introducing an applied bachelor’s degree: problems and ways of solution” on the basis of the Zhambyl Polytechnic Higher College on September 21, 2018.

The aim of the regional seminar is to summarize the advanced pedagogical experience in implementing integrated bachelor’s educational programs and the use of mechanisms that promote effective implementation of the applied bachelor’s educational programs, taking into account the role of social partnership in solving issues by integrating the interests of business and education.

The seminar will contribute to the further introduction and implementation of the educational programs of the applied bachelor degree by TVET organizations.

The workshop will be attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Department of Education, TVET organizations introducing educational programs of applied bachelor and universities of Almaty, Turkestan, Kyzylorda, Zhambyl regions and Almaty and Shymkent cities, as well as partner organizations of NCJSC “Holding “Kasipkor” and regional Chamber of Entrepreneurs.

During the plenary work, the seminar participants will consider and discuss the following issues:

– Conceptual approaches and methodological support to implement applied bachelor degree in the Republic of Kazakhstan;

– “Perspectives for introducing applied bachelor’s degree in the Zhambyl Polytechnic Higher College”;

– Experience in developing and implementing applied bachelor’s degree in “Nursing” with the participation of FUAS and JAMK (Finland) experts in higher medical colleges in Kazakhstan;

– “Practice-oriented education as a guarantee of the effectiveness of applied bachelor’s degree”;

– The experience of the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) as one of the tools for transferring learning outcomes between levels of education: TVET-applied baccalaureate-university.

The sections of the seminar will be organized in four directions:

– ways to ensure the principle of practical orientation in developing and implementing integrated programs of applied bachelor’s degree, taking into account the requirements of the employer;

– development of a draft package of documents to ensure an effective relationship between the “employer – college – university”;

– development of an internal quality assurance system for the implementation of educational programs of applied bachelor’s degree;

– practical use of methodological recommendations in developing educational programs of applied bachelor’s degree.

Leaders of the task forces will be the employees of the Holding, an expert of the Independent Accreditation and Rating Agency, heads and pedagogical staff of the Holding’s basic colleges.

In conclusion, based on the results of the conference, proposals and recommendations will be developed for TVET organizations aiming to increase the efficiency of introducing and implementing process of educational programs for applied bachelor’s degree.