UFA INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FAIR OPENED IN UFA
On October 23, 2017, the MIEF’s first regional project, the Ufa International Education Fair titled “Education of the Future” opened at VDNH-EXPO Exhibition Center in Ufa. The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Bashkortostan and the Moscow International Education Fair organized the event, supported by the Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan. The UIEF 2017 Education of the Future has become the first regular regional project supported by the Moscow International Education Fair that shared same preparation and execution technologies.
The UIEF 2017 is an international platform for discussion, and an exhibition of present-day educational technologies and innovative projects, as well as best infrastructural and intelligent solutions. More than 1000 leaders and experts of educational organizations, as well as representatives of governing bodies, developers of educational technologies, and 70 exhibitors will take part in the UIEF 2017.
The Chairman of the Organizing Committee of Ufa International Education Fair, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Bashkortostan Salavat Sagitov said, “The Ufa International Education Fair is going to become the first regular expert platform, a place for making major decisions and new educational discoveries, and a new environment for educational development.”
The professional program of the UIEF 2017 Education of the Future is divided into thematic clusters that correspond with different levels or areas of education. The participants of Preschool Education Cluster will discuss current developments of preschool education, the new quality evaluation criteria for education, the development of alternative forms of education, the work of consultation centers, special aspects of day-care centers’ cultural organization, the new ways of preschool educators’ professional growth, and the innovative programs. The Cluster’s agenda covers the issues of guiding gifted children in schools, as well as present-day approaches to foreign language teaching and mastering native language teaching, and development of e-learning and industry-specific training at high school. The Secondary Vocational Education Cluster program covers currents areas of the region’s secondary vocational education development, i.e. conducting demonstrational exam by WolrdSkills Russia standard, as well as promising trends of e-learning development.
The Higher Education Cluster agenda provides for discussing the role of universities in the development of new innovative solutions that can become the drivers for the regional economic development. The participants are also planning to discuss the connection between scientific and technological creative activities and the regional economy, as well as introduction of university-made products to the market for the benefit of the Region.
The key themes of Inclusive Education Cluster are: the creation of inclusive educational environment in the educational organizations of the Republic of Bashkortostan, the development of educators’ expertise in working with children with health limitations, and the methodological support for inclusive education.
The agenda of Supplementary Education Cluster is devoted to the new opportunities and solutions, as well as formats of educational programs, and the latest technologies of supplementary technical education.
“The Ufa International Education Fair is the major educational event in our region, and one of the largest educational events in Russia. The UIEF 2017 is a place for various participants of the educational process to communicate with each other, discuss educational goals in view of current challenges, and get familiar with the projects and technologies that will define the future of education. The Region needs this event to show present-day ideas and projects that form the development of education in our country,” said the Minister of Education of the Republic of Bashkortostan Gulnaz Sharikova.
“The Moscow International Education Fair goes beyond and breaks new ground. The UIEF 2017 Education of the Future will become the first regional project for discussions and communications between all of the participants of the educational ecosystem—professional educational community, students, business representatives, and state authorities,” said Maksim Kazarnovsky, Head of MIEF Executive Directorate.
The list of experts and speakers of the Fair includes CEO of “Rossiyskiy Uchebnik” (“Russian Textbook”) Corporation Aleksandr Brychkin; Vice President for Strategic Communications and Development of “Rossiyskiy Uchebnik” Corporation and editor-in-chief of “Pervoe Sentyabrya” (“The 1st of September”) Publishing House Artem Soloveychik; Principal Advisor of the Department of Social Policy of the Government Research Center Irina Karakchieva; H.T. Head of Education and Psychology Department of the Institute of Education Development of the Republic of Bashkortostan Liliya Khalikova; Head of Supplementary Education Institute of Bashkir State Pedagogical Institute Guzel Kalimullina; Head of Preschool Education of the University of Childhood (Rybakov Foundation) Irina Bykadorova; Head of Talent Center at Moscow State University of Psychology and Education Viktoria Yurkevitch, Head of Regional Standard and Demonstration Exam Implementation of WorldSkills Russia Union Danil Ufimtsev; and Deputy Director of IT Department of Moscow Polytechnic University Ivan Chikunov.
The UIEF Program also suggests events for the parents. On Tuesday, October 24, the “Parenthood and Childhood Trends” seminar will take place, as well as a Q&A session for parents on evaluation procedures, including the state final examination. On October 26, 2017, the republican festival PROFFest will take place, organized by the Ministry of Labor, Social Protection, and Family of the Republic of Bashkortostan. Students will have a chance to take a look at specializations that are currently in high demand on the labor market, get assistance in choosing their future career, try out professional simulators, and have a look at the specialized equipment provided by the major enterprises of Bashkortostan.
The Ufa International Education Fair will last until October 26, 2017.