Border institute instructors complete OSCE train-the-trainers course
Ravshanbek Kamchybekov from Kyrgyzstan, a graduate of an OSCE train-the-trainer course, delivers a training session to the cadets of the Latvian State Border Guard College, Rezekne, 19 April 2017. (OSCE/Artis Vitols)
The concluding module of a train-the-trainers course for instructors of the Central Asia border institutes was delivered by the OSCE Border Management Staff College at the State Border Guard College of Latvia in Rezekne from 17 to 22 April 2017.
“This part of the course was dedicated to the practical implementation of best practices in adult education. Course participants attended training sessions conducted by the instructors of the Latvian Border Guard College and together with them analysed and assessed the performance of experts, methodologies of training sessions and technical equipment used,” said Alexander Eliseev, the Chief of Education of the OSCE Border Management Staff College.
Colonel Andris Abolinsh, Deputy Director of the Latvian Border Guard College, gave a presentation on the College’s education process and innovative teaching methodologies, highlighting way to address contemporary challenges faced by border guard instructors.
“As part of the practical exercises the participants delivered training sessions for the cadets of the Latvian Border Guard College. This is when the knowledge received and the skills obtained throughout the course were applied in practice,” said Andris Abolinsh, Deputy Director of the Latvian State Border Guard College.
At the end of the course participants successfully defended their course works on topics related to the development and implementation of a competency-based approach in the border security education system.
The six-month blended learning educational initiative was organized and delivered in close co-operation with the OSCE Centre in Bishkek, the OSCE Office in Tajikistan and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).