Special Interest Groups

List of SIGs

  1. Research Theories and Methods in Teacher Education
  2. Education in Global Context: Trends in the New Digital Era
  3. Safe Learning Environment
  4. Inclusive Education and Special Needs
  5. Education for Sustainable Development
  6. Strategies for Transforming Teacher Education
  7. Big Ideas, Globalization and Teacher Education
  8. Teacher Education and Digital Technology
  9. Pre-school Education
  10. Primary Education
  11. Pedagogical Content Knowledge in STEM
  12. Foreign Languages Teaching and Learning
  13. Practice-oriented Teacher Training in Higher Education and Postgraduate Education
  14. Interdisciplinary Strategies in Vocational Education
  15. Educational and Medical Technologies in Teaching Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  16. Higher Education in the VUCA World: the change in teaching and learning framework
  17. Education in University schools
  18. The education quality and school resilience
  19. Language education in Russian Federation and foreign countries
  20. Psychological and pedagogical support for medical students

 

Research Theories and Methods in Teacher Education

This SIG covers topics pertinent to educational research. Teachers and teacher educators engage in a dialogue producing new ideas about methodological foundations and discussing research theories and methods. The group examines contexts for educational research and aims to enhance a critical understanding of methodological concepts.

Keywords: educational research; theories of learning and teaching; context for educational research; research and evaluation; methods and methodology; research capacity building; pedagogical approaches

Chairs

Roza Valeeva
Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor, Head of Pedagogy Department, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University, Editor-in-Chief of Education and Self Development, President of Janusz Korczak Society in Russia

International participants

Currently under development

 

Education in Global Context: Trends in the New Digital Era

Today the world is rapidly changing. This reflects in education. This SIG focuses on professional teacher development taking into account global trends in education.

Keywords: international perspectives; collaboration; globalization; global citizenship; distance education

Chairs

Oksana Vashetina
PhD in Education, Associate Professor, Department of Higher Education Pedagogy, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Diana Sabirova

Doctor, Director of Higher School of Foreign Languages and Translation Studies Institute of International relations Kazan (Volga region) Federal University

International participants

Currently under development

 

Safe Learning Environment

The diversity in the educational process raises such key issues as identity development. Any situations excluding those who “differ from us” are unacceptable. The SIG provides a platform for discussing policies and practices ensuring social justice and equity. A keen focus is given to migration, language and culture, citizenship and human rights.

Keywords: social justice; intercultural education; identity development; migration; voices of minorities; marginalized students; language and culture; discrimination in education; social class; human rights; education policy and the politics of equity; race, ethnicity and education

Chairs

Chulpan Gromova
PhD, Associate Professor of the Primary School Department, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Rezeda Khairutdinova
PhD, Associate Professor Associate Professor of the Primary School Department, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Leysan Kayumova
PhD, Assistant Professor of the Primary School Department, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Elena Semenova
Research Associate, Kazan Federal University

Endzhe Latypova

PhD, Director the Scientific and Educational Center for Practical Psychology, Ethnopsychology and Psychology of Intercultural Communication, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

International participants

Currently under development

 

Inclusive Education and Special Needs

This SIG deals with all aspects of inclusive education. The group brings Russian and overseas specialists together who spare no effort to facilitate the development of inclusive classrooms and schools.

Keywords: alternative education; disability studies; policy-making; learning environments; special learning difficulties; rights and participation; social models of disability; families; empowerment; ethics; education and the politics of inclusion; disability studies in education

Chairs

Anna Akhmetzyanova
PhD, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Psychology and Pedagogy of Special Education, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Tatiana Artemyeva
PhD, Associate Professor, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Valeriya Stepashkina
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology and Psychology of Personality Department, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

International participants

Elena Lemekh
PhD, Associate Professor, Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after Maxim Tank, Minsk, Belarus

Svetlana Feklistova
PhD, Associate Professor, Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after Maxim Tank, Minsk, Belarus

 

Education for Sustainable Development

This SIG studies the relationship of health, environmental and sustainability education. The group involves a wide range of specialists. The active work of academics and practitioners aims to promote health and environmental sustainability among all stakeholders in education, support research in this field, and provide a forum for discussion of topical issues.

Keywords: wellbeing; environmental and sustainability education; global education; outdoor education; learner empowerment; health education

Chairs

Nailya Salikhova
Doctor of Sciences in Psychology, Professor, Department of General Psychology, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Dinara Bisimbaeva
Research Associate, Kazan Federal University Assistant Editor of Education and Self Development

International participants

Currently under development

 

Strategies for Transforming Teacher Education

This SIG is aimed to study modern transformational processes in teacher education, their genesis and prospects for development, the evolution of curricula, Russian and foreign management strategies in teacher training.

Keywords: leadership and policy; 21st century pedagogy; organizational capacity; TE transformation; strategic planning; quality assurance; curricula; partnership and local capacity building; assessment; personalized learning

Chairs

Aydar Kalimullin
Doctor of History, Professor, Director of the Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Roza Valeeva
Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor, Head of Pedagogy Department, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University, Editor-in-Chief of Education and Self Development, President of Janusz Korczak Society in Russia

International participants

Block 1: Post-Soviet countries

Currently under development

Block 2: Former countries of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance

Currently under development

 

Big Ideas, Globalization and Teacher Education

The research group studies the impact of global discourses on the professional activities of teachers.

 

Given that big ideas and thinking paradigms have a great influence on human behavior, concepts that are formed as a result of reflecting personal experience, as well as from elements of the existing discursive field, are of interest to researchers.

The social importance and responsibility of teaching as an activity and as a process is indisputable. Particular interest is paid on how teachers’ perceptions of their professional activities, of the school and of the students are formed, how they are influenced by the paradigms that dominate educational and broader discourses, and how these perceptions affect the daily activity of teachers in the classroom and the results of students.

The group also raises questions on teacher education role in the reproduction and transformation of these dominant paradigms.

Keywords: education, teacher, preconceptions, educational paradigms, educational discourse, quality of education, teacher education

Chairs

Timirkhan Alishev
PhD in Sociology, Associate Professor, Vice-rector for external relations, Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University

Oksana Polyakova
PhD in Sociology, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Foreign Languages and Professional Communication, Deputy Director for International Affairs, Institute of Management, Economics and Finance, Kazan Federal University

International participants

Currently under development

 

Teacher Education and Digital Technology

This SIG provides an insight into the role of digital technologies in teacher education. The group aims to facilitate networking and support research on digital technology.

Keywords: ICT-based education; ICT-based instruction; ICT-based innovation; ICT-based assessment; digitalization; digital technology; open learning, media cultures, converging media, multimodality in teaching, distance education

Chairs

Elvira Sabirova
PhD, Assistant Professor, Primary School Department, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Inna Golovanova
PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Higher School Pedagogy, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Almira Garifullina
PhD, Senior Lecturer, Department of Pre-School Education, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Victoria Iskru
Research Associate, Kazan Federal University

Ksenia Zavyalova
Research Associate, Kazan Federal University

International participants

Currently under development

 

Pre-school Education

This SIG concentrates on pre-school education. The importance of education and care is underlined. Various educational approaches are analysed. The community aims to encourage research in the early childhood field.

Keywords: early childhood education; preschool teachers; educational approaches; education and care; families; nursery education

Chairs

Alla Tvardovskaya
PhD, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Preschool Education, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Raniya Khamatvalieva
Teaching Assistant, Department of Primary Education, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

 

Primary Education

This SIG concentrates on primary education.

Keywords: primary education; educational approaches

Chairs

Venera Zakirova
Dr.Sc., Professor, Head of the Department of Primary Education, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Raniya Khamatvalieva
Teaching Assistant, Department of Primary Education, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

 

Pedagogical Content Knowledge in STEM

This SIG concentrates on STEM. Special attention is devoted to the pedagogical content knowledge. The SIG brings together teachers, teacher educations and researchers for discussion of pertinent issues.

Keywords: science education; mathematics education; practices; conceptual approaches to mathematics education research; technology; engineering

Chairs

Gulshat Shakirova
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Director of Master’s Degree Program ‘Psychology of innovative education and development of gifted children’, Member of Russian Psychological Society, Department of Educational Psychology, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

International participants

Currently under development

 

Foreign Languages Teaching and Learning

This SIG aims to form an international community of foreign language teachers. The contribution of group members is invaluable. They share knowledge, experiences and best practices. Language acquisition and assessment, language strategies and teacher professional development are among the key topics.

Keywords: language acquisition; bilingual education; second language learning; language strategies; language assessment; multilingualism

Chairs

Evgeniya Shishova
PhD, Associate Professor, Member of Russian Psychological Society, Department of Educational Psychology, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Elvira Fatkhulova
Staff member of International Relations Department, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

International participants

Currently under development

 

Practice-oriented Teacher Training in Higher Education and Postgraduate Education 

This SIG concentrates on in-service learning and the development of practice. A number of theoretical and practical issues are raised. One of them is the role of praxis in forming the student identity. The research interests are not limited to the above-mentioned theme. The group members have an academic debate over a number of relevant issues.

Keywords: praxis; apprenticeship; teacher identity; student identity; teacher competencies; continuing professional development; lifelong learning

Chairs

Tatiana Baklashova
Deputy Director for International Affairs
PhD, Associate Professor, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Dinara Bisimbaeva
Research Associate, Kazan Federal University Assistant Editor of Education and Self Development

International participants

Currently under development

 

Interdisciplinary Strategies in Vocational Education

This SIG brings together teachers, teacher educators, researchers and those who examine the issue of professional learning and development.

Keywords: teacher educators; lifelong learning; continuing professional development; teaching certification and leadership preparation; teacher professional development; leadership development; school development; university development; workplace cultures; mentors and mentoring; teacher leadership; teacher knowledge; initial teacher education; VET-related policies; comparisons of VET systems and cultures; practice-based learning in VET; learning designs in VET; curricular innovations in VET

Chairs

Alfiya Masalimova
Doctor of Education, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Higher School Pedagogy, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Liliya Karimova
PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor, Pedagogy Department , Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Elmira Salmizyanova
PhD in Philology, Associate Professor, Department of Methodology of Education and Upbringing, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

International participants

Currently under development

 

Educational and Medical Technologies in Teaching Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This group of researchers studies modern educational and medical technologies for diagnosing and teaching preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) aimed at their successful socialization.

The importance of creating the SIG lies in the possibility of consolidating medical professionals, speech and language therapists, psychologists, educators, philologists, specialists in neurolinguistics, and experts involved in a comprehensive support of children with ASD for solving a common problem, i.e. development and implementation of innovative technologies for the support of children with ASD.

Keywords: autism; autism spectrum disorders; preschoolers with ASD; educational and medical technologies; comprehensive support; socialization; preschool education

Chairs

Irina Nigmatullina
PhD, Associate Professor, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Yana Mukhamedshina
PhD, Leading Researcher, Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology, Kazan Federal University

Veronika Vasina
PhD, Associate Professor, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Gorobets Elena Anatolyevna
Head of the Department, Ph.D. (Associate Professor) Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University

International participants

Dr. Refael Barkan
Head of the Research Innovation and International Ventures Authority, Founder of the Program of Digital Technologies in Medicine, Holon Institute of Technology, Holon, Israel

Yael Avni and Dr. Daniel Umansky
Representatives of the MADE Laboratory, Holon Institute of Technology, Holon, Israel

Tony Levy
External Relations Officer, Research Authority support, Holon Institute of Technology, Holon, Israel

 

Higher Education in the VUCA World: the change in teaching and learning framework

The Higher Education in the VUCA world SIG is a forum for researchers to investigate what is the impact of VUCA world on University Education.

VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) environment is becoming a driving force for revising various adaptive models of educational practices in different countries of the world. The four-quadrant framework of today’s global reality tests the buffer ability the major stakeholders like teachers, students, university management team disclose against constantly shifting learning paradigms. We will facilitate debate, discussion and exploration around many issues, including ethical, instructional, pedagogical, psychological and technological, exposed by unexpected disruption in education caused by massive lockdown in 2020.

Research interests within the SIG are widespread and include:

  • Teaching and studying online
  • Teaching Generation Z
  • English as a medium of instruction (EMI)
  • Professional development of academics

Keywords: higher education, VUCA world, generation Z, hybrid education, EMI, social responsibility

Chairs

Yuliya Gorelova

PhD, Head of Graduate Studies, IMEF, Kazan Federal University

Dilyana Sungatullina

PhD, IMEF, Kazan Federal University

Oksana Polyakova

PhD, Head of the Department, Deputy Director for External Relations, IMEF, Kazan Federal University

 

Education in University schools

This research group studies the phenomenon of University schools in Russia and abroad (the education in these organizations in the content and process aspects, the organizing professional orientation of students, the procedures for learning outcomes’ evaluating, the effectiveness of the teaching staff, the nature and features of university schools’ environment, their social capital, the methodology for implementing authentic models of school-university partnership.

Within the framework of the research group meetings, it is planned to discuss psychological and pedagogical, scientific and methodological, and managerial problems related to the educational process implementation in University schools. 

Keywords: university, school, partnership, education, model, phenomenon

Chairs

Tatiana Baklashova

Deputy Director for International Affairs, PhD, Associate Professor

Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Nadezhda Telegina

PhD, Associate Professor

Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Yelena Merzon

Director of the Yelabuga Institute (KFU)

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor

Elena Skobeltsyna

Director of the Secondary Boarding School “Lyceum named after N. Lobachevsky” of Kazan Federal University

PhD, Associate Professor, Institute of Psychology and Education, KFU

Ildar Mukhametov

Director of the Secondary Boarding School “KFU IT Lyceum”

Guzaliya Fakhrutdinova

Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor

Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

International participants

Kulzhanat Bulatbaeva

Professor, doctor of science L.N.Gumilev Eurasian National University, Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan)

Foreign experts-practitioners

Irina Turguldinova

Director of the State Institution “Secondary School 42 named after M. Auezov”, Kazakhstan

Bakytzhamal Akishev

Deputy Director of the school. M. Auezov», Kazakhstan

 

The education quality and school resilience

The group focuses on the structure, methods and model of evaluation of effectiveness of school education as a capacity of an educational establishment to act effectively in the conditions of activity(resilience). The research is based on a complex approach to the instruments of ensuring the quality of educational activities of schools as an educational establishment, possessing its own characteristics. The main indicators of the effectiveness s of a school are believed to be the stability of the results achieved and exceeding the expected level of results, defined by the context of activity.

The main issues to be discussed:

  • What are the criteria and expected results of quality and quantity of evaluation of effectiveness of education by its participants? Special attention is paid to objectivity and coordination of the results of evaluation.
  • What are the general and specific factors reducing the effectiveness of the educational activity of schools?
  • What are the probable models of effectiveness if educational activity of school taking into account the peculiarities of it work?

Key words: effectiveness of education, school, resilience, forming evaluation

Chairs:

Vladislav Vinogradov

PhD in Pedagogy, Associate professor of the Department of Pedagogy of Elabuga Institute of KFU

Olga Shatunova

PhD in Pedagogy, Associate professor of the Department of Pedagogy of Elabuga Institute of KFU

International participants

Currently under development

Language education in Russian Federation and foreign countries

The research group is focused on researching the functioning of languages and cultures, the development of linguistic and multicultural education in Russia and foreign countries in the framework of school and higher education; the development of the individual educational trajectories in multilingual and plurilingual contexts, establishment of an international expert platform for advancing the best practices to identify and develop linguistically advanced students in the innovative educational context of the Russian Federation.

Keywords: language education, multilingualism, plurilingualism, linguistic ability, educational trajectories.

Chairs

Sabirova Diana

Dr.Sc., Dean of the Higher School of Foreign Languages and Translation Studies, Head of the Department of European Languages and Cultures, Institute of International Relations, Kazan Federal University.

Kondrateva Irina 

PhD, Associate Professor, Deputy Director of the Higher School of Foreign Languages and Translation Studies, Institute of International Relations, Kazan Federal University.

Kosteva Viktoria 

Regional Representative for the Volga Federal District of Language-Prosveshchenie, a partner of Pearson in Russia.

International participants

Currently under development

Psychological and pedagogical support for medical students

The research group focuses on the issues of psychological and pedagogical support of the medical students.

The issues of medical education related to telehealth and communication of future doctors, medical students while working with patients under COVID-19 pandemic conditions, development of communicative competences of medical students, medical colleges, problems of gamification in medical education, use of learning technologies and their impact on improving the quality of medical education in higher education, impact of pandemic on the practical training of medical students, formation of deontological ethics of healthcare workers.

Key words: medical education, telehealth, telecommunications, professional competencies, communicative skills, learning technologies, gamification, student, healthcare worker, internship, pandemic, quality of education, practical training, deontological ethics.

Chairs:

Kamalova Lera

PhD in Pedagogy, Associate professor, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Telegina Nadezhda

PhD in Pedagogy, Associate professor, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University

Ahmedova Nigora

Head of Department, Andijan State Medical Institute, Uzbekistan, Andijan

International participants

Umbetova Makhabbat

Senior Professor, Astana International University, Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan

Khamdamova Venera

Senior Professor, Kokand State Pedagogical Institute named after Mukimi, Kokand, Uzbekistan

Currently under development

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3 June 2022
The Scientific Committee of IFTE has chosen the winners of the IFTE-2022 Poster sessions

Throughout the Forum, poster sessions were available to view on MS Teams platform where participants could get acquainted with their colleagues’ research results. The Forum participants were invited to take part in fruitful scientific discussions. Participants could ask questions, share their research experience, leave comments about the posters in specially organized chats.

The IFTE-2022 scientific committee examined each poster and chose 3 best presentations, authors of which receive a personal invitation to attend IFTE-2023 and a conference fee waiver. These authors are:

  • Konygina E.A., Retinskaya T.I.The specifics of working out the special course “Synonymy of French argots”.
  • Pirogova O.D., Ryabinina V.S. Burnout and everyday stressors during the pandemic.
  • Guterman L.A., Zotova T.A., Erashova E.S.A competency-based model for career adaptation of university graduates with disabilities.

The organizing committee has chosen the most active participant of the poster sessionsAdamian A.P. – who also receives a personal invitation to attend IFTE-2023 and a conference fee waiver.