Topuzov Oleh Mykhailovych

Topuzov Oleh Mykhailovych Position: director
Phone: (044) 481-37-10


Topuzov Oleh Mykhailovych is a director of the Institute of Pedagogy of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, a specialist in the branch of the methodology of teaching Geography, a Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences (2008), a Professor (2008).

Was born in the urban-type village of Tysmenytsya, Ivano-Frankivsk region. The Citizen of Ukraine.

Education: O. M. Horkyi State Pedagogical Institute in Kyiv, a teacher of Geography and Biology. The theme of the Ph.D. thesis is “The Corrective Elective Courses in the Secondary School” (1994). The theme of the Doctorate thesis is The Methodological Fundamentals of the Problematic Teaching Geography at the Comprehensive Educational Institutions (2008).

Working career:

1991-1994 – a junior researcher of the Laboratory of Theory of Teaching and Innovative Pedagogical Experience of the Institute of Pedagogy of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences;

1994-1995 a researcher of the Laboratory of the Theory of Teaching and the Innovative Pedagogical Experience of the Institute of Pedagogy of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences;

1995-1996 a researcher of the Laboratory of Didactics of the Institute of Pedagogy of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences;

1996-2004 a chief of the Laboratory of Methodology of Teaching Geography (the Laboratory of Geographic Education) of the Institute of Pedagogy of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences;

2004-2007 - a doctoral candidate of the Institute of Pedagogy of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences;

2008-2013 (31.01) a Deputy Director for Science of the Institute of Pedagogy of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences;

Since the 1st of February till nowadays a director of the Institute of Pedagogy of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences.

An author (a co-author) of more than 225 research papers which cover upon didactics, methodology of teaching Geography at the secondary school, the methodology of teaching Geography at the Higher Educational Establishment of Ukraine, namely, Geography of Continents and Oceans for the 7th grade (2008, 2011), Geography -9 (2009), Economical and Social Geography of the World for the 10th Grade (2010), Methodology of Teaching Economical and Social Geography [Electronic source, 2004, 2008, 2011], Training Tests for the Pupils’ Preparation for the External Independent Testing [Electronic resource, 2008], A Handbook for the Preparation for the External Independent Testing and the State Final Attestation in the 10-11th Grades of the Comprehensive Educational Institutions (2011), General Methodology of Geography (2012).

A head of a specialised academic council in the defence of the PhD thesis that cover the methodology of teaching (Geography, Chemistry) of the Institute of Pedagogy of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine. A chief science editor of the Problems of a Modern Textbook collection of works, a member of an editorial board of Geography and Fundamentals of Economy at School scientific and methodological magazine.

Honours: a certificate of honor of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (2002), a certificate of honor of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Institute of Pedagogy (2007), a letter of acknowledgement of the head of the city council of Kyiv for the considerable contribution to the scientific development (2002), a certificate of honor of the head of the city council of Kyiv (2004), a lapel badge of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine The A-Level Educator of Ukraine (2002), the third-level degree diploma of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine for the best scientific performance (2006), a lapel badge For Scientific Achievement (2011).

Was awarded a title of honour Honoured Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine (2014).