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Training the Trainer: An Integrated University/Industry Program of Improving Russian Industrial Trainers

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

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June 15, 2014

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June 15, 2014

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June 18, 2014



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Continuing Professional Development Division Technical Session 1

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Continuing Professional Development

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24.1272.1 - 24.1272.7



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Svetlana Vasilievna Barabanova Kazan National Research Technological University

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Julia Ziyatdinova

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Vasiliy Grigoryevich Ivanov Kazan National Research Technological University

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Phillip Albert Sanger Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Training the Trainer: An Integrated University/Industry Program of Improving Russian Industrial TrainersThe paper describes the experience of professional development of educators who work in thesystem of education at industrial enterprises in Russia based on joint activities of the universitiesand partner enterprises; studies the reasons for sustainable growth in the demand for suchprograms; analyses the results of these programs and their influence on the career prospects ofthe students.After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the system of professional development andtraining of industrial educators ceased to exist. The state stopped regulating this sphere ofprofessional education activities. However, the Republic of Tatarstan (Russian Federation) hasstepped into this gap with a university/industry collaboration for professional development of thepersonnel doing training in industry.Starting in 1994, ______________________________ has been working in this field. The paperdescribes the changes of the program over the last 12 year period since 2001 when the Universityreceived state funding from the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Tatarstan to developand implement the program. The biggest challenge was the absence of trainers who not only hadthe technical knowledge but also knew the most effective training and pedagogical methods.This problem is being addressed with a special program for training first the engineeringuniversity educators, and then disseminating that experience to the system of professionaltrainers as a whole incorporating differences in the adult audience and the professional goals ofthe students. The novelty of the program is in its content and modular character. The main unitsof the program are pedagogical, psychological, juridical (this is necessary for the Russian modelof state and education), management of education quality, international standards and thepeculiarities of the specific enterprise.Assessment of the program has included opinion polls from both students and directors of thetraining centers at enterprises. Feedback from employers indicates that this program is veryeffective for improving the quality of the specialists training and increasing the number ofspecialists who successfully continued their careers at the enterprises after the training. 1

Barabanova, S. V., & Ziyatdinova, J., & Ivanov, V. G., & Sanger, P. A. (2014, June), Training the Trainer: An Integrated University/Industry Program of Improving Russian Industrial Trainers Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--23205

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