Collaborative Competence Development in Uzbekistan

An expert from SFUVET travels to Tashkent to moderate a workshop focused on enhancing teachers' capacity.

Five person working together in a closed room

A capacity building workshop was held last week, attended by 22 potential national trainers, including teachers and vocational school principals from different regions of Uzbekistan. This was the 4th workshop that was implemented in Tashkent and this time the participants were filmed while implementing what they have learned in microteaching sessions. They were expected to demonstrate their grasp of previously acquired competencies by creating and delivering teaching sessions in a simplified and culturally adjusted manner, in accordance with the SiD methodology1. The use of AVIVA and Cognitive Apprenticeship, tools to structure lessons and develop skills in a competence-oriented way, was expected as well.

Analysing the participants teaching it became clear that their deeply rooted understanding of teaching is much more guiding and does not allow for the students to think themselves.
For the next training, a focus on the attitude of teachers and the understanding of learning will be set. The goal of the training is to have 14 out of the 22 ready to be national trainers in VET teaching and that they conduct training in the 14 regions of Uzbekistan.
This situation poses challenges, primarily due to the high turnover and constant changes among the 22 participants. To date, only 8 participants have attended all four training sessions. The project management unit is making significant efforts to maintain group cohesion, ensuring continuity for improved training quality and impact.

No definite date has yet been set for the next session, but it is expected to take place in early 2024.


1 SiD's main objective is to provide educational pathways that explicitly and specifically relate to professional situations and are structured to enable the acquisition of resources and the building of competences