First day of online staff training on "Digitalisation, cooperation and dual vocational education in German-speaking countries"

On 06.07.2023 the first day of the eighth online staff training took place, which was attended by more than 140 participants from all over Ukraine.

Within the framework of the Erasmus+ project PAGOSTE, the University of Konstanz and the Vienna University of Economics and Business conducted the first day of an online stafftraining on the topic "Digitalisation, cooperation and dual vocational education in German-speaking countries: fields of tensions and solutions" The event brought together over 140 participants from various educational institutions across Ukraine. The event was opened by the welcome word by Lucia Giannini from the European Education and Culture Executive Agency and Svitlana Shytikova from the National Erasmus+ Office in Ukraine.

Professors from Germany and Austria delivered insightful presentations during the training. Professor Dr. Stephan Schumann, Chair of Business and Economic Education 2 at the University of Konstanz, presented on the topic "Digital media in vocational schools in Germany: theory, evidence, and implications."  Dr. Gerhard Geissler, Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Business Education at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, discussed the topic "Governance of educational cooperation."

Professor Dr. Schumann shed light on essential aspects of digitalization and the use of digital media in vocational and technical educational institutions in Germany. He provided an overview of current trends, focusing on the consequences of digital transformation for education. Dr. Geissler, in his presentation, emphasized the importance of collaboration in the field of education and shared his experience in managing educational cooperations.

Participants of the training had a unique opportunity to explore the approaches to educational digitalization and engage in discussions and knowledge sharing with specialists from Germany and Austria.

The organizers expressed their gratitude to the participants for their active engagement in the training and  hope for further fruitful cooperation in the field of vocational education.

Presentations of the first day: