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Preschool and school teachers of Kyrgyzstan learned human-centered design

AKIPRESS.COM - From 1 to 11 September, 340 teachers from preschool and school educational institutions of Bishkek, Osh, Chui, and Naryn oblasts of the Kyrgyz Republic participated in the training on the human-centered design as part of the Schools2030 program.

Human-centered design training was held in 100 pilot preschools and schools. During the seminars, teachers got acquainted with the tools of human-centered design, which will help them to independently identify the best educational practices and solutions in the creation of knowledge, skills, worldview, and values in children and young people for their successful participation in the society.

"The goal of Schools2030 is to improve the quality of education and academic performance of each child, considering their needs and interests. Teacher training is one of the stages to achieve the project goals. During the training, teachers got a chance to practice a variety of data analysis tools, identify problems, generate ideas and possible solutions. In just two days, groups of teachers identified very specific problems and generated surprisingly simple, but at the same time, important ideas on how a school or kindergarten can be made interesting for students," Aga Khan Foundation’s Education Program Manager Nazira Zholdoshbekova shared.

Schools2030 is a global ten-year research program that will be implemented in ten countries of the world and will work with 1000 preschool and school educational organizations (100 in each country) as well as with vocational and higher education institutions until 2030. The project will contribute towards the identification and dissemination of best practices and solutions in the creation of knowledge, skills, worldview, and values in children and young people to successfully overcome the uncertainty of the modern world and contribute to the development of society.

In Kyrgyzstan, the Schools2030 project is implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation jointly with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic. The project works with 30 preschool and 70 general education organizations in the Osh, Naryn, and Chui oblasts, as well as in Bishkek. The project aims to improve the quality of preschool and school education programs, which is also spelled out in the national development strategy of Kyrgyzstan, which notes that the education system should be aimed at nourishing the abilities of each student.

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