On November 22-26, 2021, the HEI staff from the Ukrainian partner organizations took part in a study visit to the University of Konstanz. In total, 9 people participated in the visit, including representatives of the following partner universities:
- Kyiv University of Economics,
- South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University (Odesa),
- National Transport University (Kyiv),
- Ukrainian Engineering and Pedagogical Academy (Kharkiv),
- Institute of Vocational Education (Kyiv).
The main goal was to introduce the staff to the practical experience of the University of Konstanz in the implementation of the effective cooperation in vocational teacher training what concerns teaching, research, management and governance.
The participants got acquainted with the structure of the of vocational teacher training programs at the University of Konstanz and the main concepts of cooperation in research, networking with Eastern European universities, as well as international cooperation in the field of teacher training for vocational schools. The staff of the University of Konstanz presented specific examples of teacher training in Baden-Württemberg and student teaching practice abroad. The development of policy in the field of teacher training and professional development in Ukraine and the influence of meritocracy on it were also considered. The Ukrainian partners also had the opportunity to visit a vocational school (Zeppelin Gewerbe Schule) and get information about the activities of the Working Group "AK WiPäd".
The participants also performed group work on the concept of transforming the German experience in the Ukrainian context of teacher training. The results of their activities can be found in the following presentations:
The programme of study visits of staff is available here (eng.)