Key facts

Kind of project

Duration

  • 15 January 2020 – 14 January 2023

Wider objective

  • to foster the quality and relevance of vocational teacher education in Ukraine by establishing standards for vocational teacher education with respect to partnership-based governance (PBG) mechanisms between universities which offer vocational teacher training and vocational schools

Specific project objectives

  • to establish effective mechanisms of partnership between HEIs, which are involved in VTE, and vocational schools (and other stakeholders if relevant);
  • to employ mechanisms of PBG for in-service vocational teacher training;
  • to enable educational institutions involved in vocational teacher training to use standards for PBG.

Consortium

  • 7 universities, 1 research organisation, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. See the project consortium

Geography

Ukraine:

Kyiv

  • Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University
  • National Transport University (Kyiv)
  • Institute of Vocational Education and Training of National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine  

Kharkiv

  • Ukrainian Engineering Pedagogics Academy

Odesa

  • South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University  


European Union

Austria (Vienna):

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna)

Germany (Konstanz):

  • University of Konstanz

Italy (Rome):

  • Roma Tre University


Activities and temporal structure


The workplan of the project PAGOSTE is available here. The logical framework matrix can be checked here. The schedule of planned activities is available here.
UPDATE. Because of the complicated epidemiological situation and travel restrictions the project consortium updated its schedule of activities. The further updates dependent on further developments with the pandemic. The new version is available here. During the last project meeting on 03.11.2020 the project consortium introduced some amendments in the time structure with regard to the corona situtaion.

Project workshops

Objectives:

  • Coordination meetings of the project consortium
  • Working on WP1-4
  • Meeting with stakeholders
  • Visits to organizations involved into VTE
  • Field monitoring of the project implementation

Duration: 2 days (½ arrival and ½ departure day)

Participants: 3 project members per institution

 

Staff trainings

Objectives:

  • Content input from the EU partners on governance, VTE in the respective  countries, quality assurance, reforms in educational systems, quality assurance in VTE, digitalization, theory and practice in VTE, teaching in vocational contexts, soft skills development, teacher professionalization and other topics defined after the need analysis

Duration: 2 days (½ arrival and ½ departure day)

Participants: 1-3 project members per responsible partner from EU, 7 participants per partner from Ukraine,  VET teachers and management from the respective region

Requirements: involvement into VTE

 

Round tables

Objectives:

  • Public discussion with the involved actors on problems and possible solutions in VTE, public discussion of the project results

Duration: 1 day (½ arrival and ½ departure day) or 2 days

Participants: 1-3 participants per partner from EU, 7 participants per partner from Ukraine,  VET teachers and management from the respective region, employers, policy makers, trade unions, other actors involved in VTE

Requirements: involvement into VTE

 

Conference

Objectives:

  • Dissemination of the project results, raising awareness on VET, VTE and teaching profession

Duration: 1 day (½ arrival and ½ departure day) or 2 days

Participants: 1-3 participants per partner from EU, 7 participants per partner from Ukraine,  VET teachers and management from the respective region, employers, policy makers, trade unions, other actors involved in VTE

 

Study visits of staff

Objectives:

  • On-site introduction of the VTE to HEI and MESU staff involved into establishing of new mechanisms of PBG, job shadowing, meeting with relevant stakeholders

Duration: 5 day (½ arrival and ½ departure day)

Participants: 1-2 per partner from Ukraine

Requirements: involvement into VTE, good command of English

 

Study visits of students

Objectives:

  • On-site introduction of quality assurance mechanisms, students networking and practice to the Ukrainian students who study at VTE programs

Duration: 14 day (½ arrival and ½ departure day)

Participants: 1-2 per HEI from Ukraine

Requirements: VTE study programs, good command of English, proactivity (multiplier effect)