The project is funded by the European Union, the Association “Union of educational institutions” and the Institute. Gustav Stresemann from 21st to 25th of May 2012 on the shore of Lake Issyk – Kul, the hotel “Caprice”, held a seminar on the theme: “Correlation of occupational standards and qualifications framework in tourism to the educational programs and teaching methods.”
Seminar participants were the heads of the pilot schools at all levels of vocational education: high schools, colleges and universities. Since this topic was not discussed previously in Kyrgyzstan, with the support of the Institute of them. Gustav Stresemann were invited international experts in the field of tourism: Christian Baumgartner – European expert on tourism and Margaret Loydgold – European coach education.
The seminar examined the qualifications and experience of European countries in the education system at all levels in tourism. International expert in education – G.Ibragimovoy a presentation on correlation of professional standards and qualification framework in Kyrgyzstan ecological tourism to professional education at all levels and competence, according to the knowledge, skills and wider competencies specialties and tourism professions.
European experts shared with the participants new techniques for the development of professional standards in the field of tourism, interactive teaching methods at all levels of professional education, as well as gave tutorials to guides developed by one of the leading international tourism organizations – “VAVO”, the working staff which has more than 50 thousand. man.
Since the preferred form of tourism development in Kyrgyzstan in the countryside is ecological tourism, is invaluable experience would guide the development of tourism activities in the villages, developed by one of the leading organizations in Europe Tourism – “NatureFriends International”, whose history dates back 120 years ago, a representative of which is an invited expert – Christian Baumgartner.
The seminar also considered the most popular professions in the tourism sector, and using the methodology provided by Margaret Loydhold, brainstorming identified the main problems of teaching according to professions in Kyrgyzstan today.
In the examples of the European experience were presented teaching methods and transforming them into the educational process. Work in groups using these methods allowed, visually see how the application of learning in Kyrgyzstane.Tak same problem was considered formal and no formal training for adults in comparison with an overview of educational institutions in Kyrgyzstan.
The workshop also included a cultural program and sightseeing Issyk Kul: Ethnic Cultural Center Ruh Ordo Museum and petroglyphs in the open air in the city of Cholpon-Ata.