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The Project of Modernisation of Teacher Education in the Russian Federation: Outcomes 2014—2017 1427
Margolis A.A., PhD in Psychology, Acting Rector, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, email@example.com
Safronova M.A., PhD in Psychology, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology of Education, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, firstname.lastname@example.org
The project of modernization of teacher education was initiated by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation in 2014 and was carried out in two stages: the first one in 2014—2015 and the second one in 2016—2017. This full-scale project comprised 33 projects covering the modernization of all main programmes of teacher training (bachelor’s, master’s, PhD) in “Education and Pedagogical Sciences”. The project was implemented by 65 higher education organizations located in 51 subjects in 8 federal districts of the Russian Federation. Expert and analytical support in the course of the project implementation was provided by interregional Resource Centers established in the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, the project operator, and in the National Research University Higher School of Economics, the co-operator; also, a new website педагогическоеобразование. рф was created for the purposes of project assistance. A new model of designing modules of basic professional educational programmes was developed and tested during the project implementation that incorporates activity and practice-oriented approaches into teacher training. Following the results of each stage of the project, an independent evaluation of professional competencies and their compliance with the requirements of the professional standard for teachers was carried out in students using a specially developed technique. All in all, more than 6300 students from 51 Russian universities participated in this independent evaluation.
Keywords: modernization of teacher education, professional standard for teachers, activity approach, new educational outcomes, independent evaluation of competencies, levels of education, teacher training models, educational programmes, professionally-oriented educational modules