Third workshop of Erasmus+ project PAGOSTE
On September 27-28, 2021, in the Vienna University of Economics and Business the third workshop of the Erasmus+ project “New mechanisms of partnership-based governance and standardization of vocational teacher education in Ukraine (PAGOSTE)” took place.
The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the realization of the concepts of vocational teacher education development based on standardization and partnership in Ukrainian partner universities, directions of implementing the partnership based governance on the national level, and the implementation of the dissemination strategy and the features of the project management.
Among the participants, there were the representatives of the following institutions:
- University of Konstanz;
- Vienna University of Economics and Business;
- Roma Tre University;
- Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman;
- South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushynsky;
- National Transport University;
- Ukrainian Engineering Pedagogics Academy;
- Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine;
- Institute of Vocational Education and Training of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine.
The welcoming speech was made by:
- Richard Fortmüller, organiser of the meeting, Vienna University of Economics and Business;
- Thomas Deissinger, coordinator of the project, University of Konstanz;
- Igor Garbaruk, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine.
Thomas Deissinger and Oksana Melnyk (University of Konstanz) made a general overview of the project implementation in terms of work packages and planned activities during the current and next project years.
The results of the implementation of the concepts of vocational teacher education development based on standardization and partnership were presented by the Ukrainian partner universities.
Svilana Tsymbaliuk (Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman) presented dissemination activities organized by the Ukrainian universities – project partners.
Oleksandra Borodiyenko (Institute of Vocational Education and Training of the NAES) and Oleksiy Sytnyk (Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine) presented the concept and design of an online platform for the cooperation of stakeholders in vocational teacher education.
The results of the establishment of the Association of Vocational and Lifelong Education were presented by the team of the Ukrainian Engineering Pedagogics Academy.
The moderated discussion on ways and perspectives of partnership-based governance in vocational teacher education on the national level in Ukraine was organized by Iryna Shumik (Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine).
During the workshop, the partners had a fruitful discussion on the development of partnership in the field of vocational teacher education, creating a professional network, the role of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine in developing mechanisms of teacher education governance, the ways of increasing youth motivation to teach and the prestige of the teacher’s profession.
The partners discussed trainings for Ukrainian partners and stakeholders to form professional competencies and soft skills necessary for the development of partnership in the field of vocational teacher education.