Activities of the project

Kick-off workshop in Konstanz

On 17-18 of February 2020, the University of Konstanz hosted the first kick-off project workshop of the Erasmus+ project PAGOSTE. The project teams from Ukraine and three EU countries (Germany, Austria, Italy) spent two days intensively working on the project issues. Generally, 36 participants took part in this event. The aim of the workshop was, firstly, to meet all project consortium in person and, secondly, to discuss the implementation of the first working package "Analysis of governance of vocational teacher education", project management mechanisms and communication, quality assurance and sustainability of results.

Within the workshop, the participants also visited a vocational school centre (Berufsschulzentrum) in Radofzell, which was very important for the project objectives, since the goal of PAGOSTE is to build a network among different stakeholders involved into vocational teacher education (VTE), in particular vocational schools and universities, and, therefore, to improve the governance mechanisms of teacher training for vocational education in Ukraine. After the presentation about the VET in Germany and work of the vocational school center, which was held by the vocational school director Norbert Opferkuch, the guests actively discussed and put numerous questions about mechanisms of cooperation between two institutions, i.e. vocational school center and the University of Konstanz, about the possibilities of further education for working teachers and ways how the vocational school center deals with the challenges of today like the increasing academisation, attractiveness of VET in the society, digitalisation and heterogeneity in the classroom. The excursion around the vocational school center made a very positive impression on both Ukrainian as well as European guests. This meeting showed that there are a lot of prospects for cooperation between different institutions and nations which are united by the common goal of bettering the education.

See the agenda of the workshop (engl.)

The presentations of the kick-off workshop

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First Round Table 

On September 14-15, 2020 within the framework of the international Erasmus+ project «New mechanisms of partnership-based governance and standardization of vocational teacher education in Ukraine (PAGOSTE)» the round table «Governance of vocational teacher education: bringing together stakeholders and matching interests» was held. It was organized by National Transport University.

The purpose of the event is a public discussion with stakeholders on the results of the national survey on the partnership-based governance of training for vocational teachers’ education institutions and the development of the roadmap for changes. 

The round table was attended by the Ukrainian and EU partners, as well as stakeholders: 

  • university teachers involved in the training of vocational education teachers
  • directors and teachers of institutions of professional pre-higher and vocational education
  • employers
  • representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

The European partners of the project: Thomas Deissinger, (University of Konstanz, Germany), Richard Fortmüller and Rosanna Steininger (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria) and Giovanni Serra (Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy) shared the experience of organizing teacher education governance in their countries. 

The presentation on current problems and perspectives in vocational teacher education in Ukraine was made by Iryna Shumik (Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine).

Results of the national survey of the target groups on governance of vocational teacher education were presented by Viktoriia Kruchek (Institute of Vocational Education and Training of the NAES of Ukraine).

Results of survey on soft skills of vocational teachers in Ukraine were presented by the partners from Universita degli Studi Roma Tre.

During the round table, the moderated discussion was organized on the European experience, which can be useful for Ukrainian practice of vocational education.

The participants of the round table worked out the suggestions how to improve governance in vocational teacher education in Ukraine.

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Second Workshop

On September 16-17, 2020, the second workshop of the Erasmus+ project “New mechanisms of partnership-based governance and standardization of vocational teacher education in Ukraine (PAGOSTE)” took place on the Zoom platform. It was organized by South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushynsky. 

The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the results of implementation of the work packages, as well as issues related to ensuring the quality and sustainability of the PAGOSTE project results, the implementation of the dissemination strategy and the features of the project management.

Thomas Deissinger and Oksana Melnyk (University of Konstanz, Germany) made a general overview of the project implementation in terms of work packages and planned activities during the current and next project years.

Results of the national survey of the target groups on governance of vocational teacher education and results of the implementation of the first work package (WP1) "Analysis of governance of vocational teacher education" were presented by Oleksandra Borodiyenko (Institute of Vocational Education and Training of NAES of Ukraine).

Results of the survey on developing soft skills of vocational teachers in Ukraine were presented by the partners from Universita degli Studi Roma Tre.

Short summary of the round table "Governance of vocational teacher education: bringing together stakeholders and matching interests" (14-15.09.2020), organized by National Transport University (Ukraine), was presented by Danylo Savostin-Kosiak.

Svilana Tsymbaliuk (Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman) presented dissemination activities organized by the Ukrainian universities – project partners.

During the workshop, the partners had a fruitful discussion on the development of partnership in the field of VET teachers training, 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 planned a series of trainings for Ukrainian partners and stakeholders in order to form professional competencies and soft skills necessary for the development of partnership in the field of VET teachers’ training.

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Field Monitoring

On September 18, 2020, the preventive monitoring of the Erasmus+ project “New mechanisms of partnership-based governance and standardization of vocational teacher education in Ukraine (PAGOSTE)” took place on the Zoom platform. The organizer of the event was South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushynsky.

Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman as the national coordinator presented the main achievements of the project in terms of implementing the work packages.

The Ukrainian partners presented their own achievements in the project implementation, the activities carried out, the current and expected results:

  • Institute of Vocational Education and Training of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine
  • 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 of NAES of Ukraine.

The following participants joined the discussion on the implementation of the PAGOSTE project:

  • the grantholder of the project (University of Konstanz)
  • the representatives of management of the educational establishments (rectors, vice-rectors, directors) 
  • the administrators of the Ukrainian partners responsible for financial management of the project
  • the main stakeholders (students studying on speciality “Vocational Education”, teachers involved in the training of future teachers of vocational education and training, teachers of postgraduate educational establishments).

The project consortium is sincerely grateful to the representatives of the National Erasmus+ Office, Zhanna Talanova, Ivana Atamanchuk and Petro Krainik, for the useful recommendations on improving the project implementation, increasing the quality and ensuring the sustainability of results.


Firtst Staff Traning

On November 30, 2020 and December 1, 2020, the University of Konstanz organised a staff training for the Ukrainian partners.

The topic of the first staff training was "Institutional cooperation in vocational teacher education from the German perspective". More than 160 participants attended the training among whom were representatives of institutions of higher, vocational pre-tertiary vocational and vocational education, VET training centres, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

The goal of the first staff training was to describe the governance and cooperation structures of vocational teacher education in Germany and illustrate from different institutional perspectives how they function, so Ukrainian partners can analyse the foreign system and learn the best practices, which can be implemented in their home system.

Svitlana Shytikova (National Erasmus + Office in Ukraine) made a welcoming speech, emphasizing the importance of improving education and training of VET teachers in the development of both higher and vocational education.

During the training “Institutional cooperation in vocational teacher education from the German perspective”, Thomas Deissinger (University of Konstanz, Germany) presented:

— the overview of the education system and the vocational education system in Germany;

— the key elements of dual form of education;

— participation of stakeholders and social partners in the organization of training;

— the features of education and training of VET teachers and VET teachers in Economics at the University of Konstanz;

— the specifics of cooperation between the main actors in the education and training of VET teachers: universities, vocational schools and seminars for the education and training and advanced training of teachers;

— challenges in the vocational education and training of VET teachers in Germany.

Peculiarities of school practice and cooperation from the vocational schools’ perspective were presented by Judith Hirsch, M. Sc., lecturer at the University of Konstanz and a vocational teacher at Berufsschulzentrum  Radolfzell (Germany).

Experience of vocational teacher-mentor in supervision of school practice was disclosed by Elisa Wielandt, M. Sc., vocational teacher of Berufsschulzentrum  Stockach (Germany).

School practice from students’ perspective and cooperation with stakeholders in the process of the education and training of teachers was presented by Antje Bäcker, B.Sc., master-student of the 5th semester and Annika Sonnenmoser, B.Sc., master-student of the 3rd semester (University of Konstanz).

See the programme of the first staff training (engl./ukr.).

The presentations of the first staff training:


Second Staff Training

On December 03 and 04, 2020 within the framework of the international Erasmus+ project “New mechanisms of partnership-based governance and standardization of vocational teacher education in Ukraine (PAGOSTE)” the second training for stakeholders in the education and training of VET teachers started.

The second training on the topic “School practice and cooperation in vocational teacher education from Austrian perspectives” was conducted by the project team of Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria.

More than 190 participants attended the training, among whom there were representatives of institutions of higher, vocational pre-tertiary and vocational education, VET training centers, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

Welcome word was made by Ivanna Atamanchuk (the National Erasmus+ Office in Ukraine), who emphasized the importance of the project in developing both the systems of higher education and vocational education in Ukraine.

During the training “School practice and cooperation in vocational teacher education from Austrian perspectives”, Richard Fortmüller (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria) presented:

  • the general overview of the education and training system of VET teachers in Austria;
  • the structure of Economics and Business Education study program;
  • establishing cooperation between the university and various institutions during the education and training of VET teachers: the Ministry of Education, Science and Research, Education Department in Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland, higher and middle vocational schools.

Kerstin Konczer (Vienna University of Economics and Business) presented peculiarities of organization of students’ internship – future VET teachers:

  • place of the school internship in the Austrian Master's programs in Economics and Business Education;
  • legal basis for school internship;
  • goals, content and structure of school internship;
  • peculiarities of assessment of school internship;
  • establishing communication with Master’s students of the Master program “Economics and Business Education” during their school internship in vocational schools.

Rosanna Steininger (Vienna University of Economics and Business) and Nora Cechovsky (University for Teacher Education of Upper Austria) shared information about:

  • vocational schools and vocational teacher training in Austria (structure of Austrian vocational education and training system, requirements for enrolling in university studies, structure of training contents);
  • peculiarities of curricula development at pedagogical universities in Austria (legal basis and process of curriculum development, involved actors and relevant stakeholders in curriculum development);
  • curriculum specifics of secondary level vocational education at the Pedagogical University of Education of Upper Austria.

The training aroused considerable interest among the participants, who had the opportunity to get the answers to the questions of interest to them.

See the full programme of the event (engl./ukr.).

The presentations of the speakers with translation into Ukrainian:


Second Mini-workshop

On February 11, 2021, the mini-workshop of the Erasmus+ project “New mechanisms of partnership-based governance and standardization of vocational teacher education in Ukraine (PAGOSTE)” took place on the Zoom platform. It was organized by the University of Konstanz, Germany.

The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the following issues:

  • implementation of the work package 2 (WP2) by the Ukrainian universities
  • creation and functioning of the Association of Vocational Education and Continued Education
  • development of the online platform for cooperation of stakeholders in education and training of vocational education teachers
  • ensuring the quality and sustainability of implementing the PAGOSTE project results

The welcoming speech was made by the project coordinator Thomas Deissinger (University of Konstanz, Germany) and Ivanna Atamanchuk (National Erasmus+ Office in Ukraine).

The representatives of the Ukrainian partner universities presented their concepts for the development of the system of the training of VET teachers based on standardization and partnership-based governance. The strategy of developing a digital platform for stakeholders interaction in education and training of vocational education teachers was presented by Oleksandra Borodiyenko, Institute of Vocational Education and Training of the NAES.

Yana Malykhina from the Ukrainian Engineering-Pedagogical Academy presented the concept of creation and functioning of the Association of Vocational Education and Continued Education.

The Ukrainian partners received useful recommendations for the implementation of the developed concepts from European colleagues from the University of Konstanz, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Universita degli Studi Roma Tre as well as Ivanna Atamanchuk (National Erasmus+ Office in Ukraine).

The full programme of the mini-wokshop can be checked here.

The presentations of the mini-workshop can be downloaded below:


Second Round Table

In the framework of the international project Erasmus+ "New mechanisms of partnership-based governance and standardization of vocational teacher education in Ukraine" (PAGOSTE), No. 609536-EPP-1-2019-1-DE-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP) the second round table "Development and implementation of partnership-based governance mechanisms in vocational teacher training: concepts of effective functioning", took place on March 11-12, 2021.

The purpose of the event was to present and publicly discuss with stakeholders the first results and drafts of the concepts of vocational teacher training based on the partnership developed by the partner-HEIs, the Internet platform for cooperation and interaction between stakeholders in vocational education, as well as the presentation of the Association for the development of vocational and continuing education. The organiser and responsible for the event was Ukrainian Engineering Pedagogics Academy.

Representatives of vocational, professional pre-higher and higher education institutions, employers, professional associations, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the Institute of Vocational Technical Education of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine are invited to the event. Over 230 participants from all over Ukraine registered for the event and over 160 were active during the both days.

The meeting was also attended by the European project partners from Germany and Austria, who shared their experience in organizing teacher training in these countries.

The National Erasmus+ Office representative, Ivanna Atamanchuk, shared with participants new possibilities of Erasmus+ programmes and encourage not only HEIs but also vocational schools to apply for the Erasmus+ programmes.

The languages ​​of the event were Ukrainian, English and German. The organizers provided translation in Ukrainian.

The drafts of the concepts developed by the Ukrainian partner-HEIs are available for the download below.

The other presentations are listed and available below.

During the event the organisers conducted a moderated discussion with the participants. Within the dicussion the most promising and usefull mechanisms of cooepration between the stakeholders in vocational teacher training were defined. The results of the discussions in three groups are consoldated online and available for viewing (in Ukrainian):

Digital International Students’ Forum: Exchange Experience: How VET Teachers are Trained in Germany

On April 22, 2021, the project team of the University of Konstanz organized an online international students’ forum on the topic “Exchange experience: how VET teachers are trained in Germany”. Because of the pandemic and travel restrictions, the planned study visits of Ukrainian students, who are future vocational teachers, cannot be implemented, therefore the project consortium agreed that an online forum can help to some extent compensate the study visits.

The main objective of the online forum is to provide Ukrainian prospective vocational teachers with insights into studying at the German VET teacher study program (business and economics education) and the procedure of the school internship and the subsequent traineeship. More than 90 participants from the Ukrainian Pedagogics Engineering Academy (Kharkiv), National Transport University (Kyiv), Kyiv National Economic University (Kyiv), Melitopol Pedagogical University (Melitopol) and other HEIs from Ukraine took part in the event.

The Master students of the University of Konstanz, Antje Bäcker and Anne-Kathrin Obergfell, gave interesting presentations on:

  • their motivations to become vocational teachers,
  • experience of studying at the Master programme Economics and Business Education,
  • procedure and experience reports from the school internship,
  • transfer from the study to the traineeship,
  • Business Education Students’ Working Group at the University of Konstanz (AK WIPAED).

Participants actively put numerous questions to the speakers and during the discussion sessions compared the structure of the Ukrainian vocational teacher training system with the German VET teacher education.

The presentation slides in Ukrainian and German are available below.

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Third Staff Training

On June 22-23, 2021, the project team of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) conducted a staff training in an online format for the teaching staff of higher, professional pre-tertiary and vocational education institution in Ukraine. The topic of the event was "Transfer of learning", which was relevant for all categories of teaching staff. Ivanna Atamanchuk from the National Erasmus+ Office in Ukraine opened the event with the welcome word.

Over 160 participants from all regions of Ukraine attended the event. The learning objectives of the training were:

  • to introduce psychological basics of transfer of learning,
  • to provide examples of different types of exercise within the transfer of learning,
  • to discuss possible solutions for improving transfer of learning.

During two days participants worked on such issues as:

  • types of long term memory,
  • reasons of forgetting information from the theoretical and empirical points of view,
  • theories of transfer of learning,
  • role of transfer of learning in further learning and training and professional activity,
  • didactic measures for improving transfer of learning.

The event gave an opportunity for the participants to refresh the existing knowledge from pedagogical psychology and get insights into the new research findings in this area from abroad.

The programme of the event (en/ua) is available here.

The slides of the staff training are available below.

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Fourth Staff Training

On September 21-22, 2021, the project team of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) conducted the fourth staff training in an online format for the teaching staff of higher, professional pre-tertiary and vocational education institution in Ukraine.

On September 21-22, 2021, the project team of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) conducted a staff training in an online format for the teaching staff of higher, professional pre-tertiary and vocational education institution in Ukraine. The topic of the event is "STANDARDS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TEACHER EDUCATION IN AUSTRIA", which is relevant for all categories of teaching staff.

The learning objectives of the training are:

  • present the conceptual basis of educational standards,
  • present the conceptual foundations of competency models,
  • present the definition of educational standards for vocational schools in Austria,
  • present the concept of teachers' professional knowledge,
  • present the core competencies defined in the curriculum of the master's program in business education,
  • illustrate the concepts with examples from Austria.

The programme of the event (en/ua) is available here.

The slides of the staff training are available below.

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Third workshop

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.


Fifth Staff Training

On October 5,12 and 18 2021, within the framework of the international Erasmus+ project “New mechanisms of partnership-based governance and standardization of vocational teacher education in Ukraine (PAGOSTE)” a training “Educational governance and cooperation in German vocational teacher education” for stakeholders in the education and training of VET teachers took place online. A training cosisted of three sessions respectively during which the trainers presented to different aspects of governance and cooperation.

The frist session was conducted  on October 5, 2021 by Professor Thomas Deissinger, the Head of the Chair of Business and Economics Education (University of Konstanz, Germany). It was devoted to such questions:

  • features of governance and cooperation in vocational education in Germany;
  • implementation of the subsidiary principle in vocational education and teacher education in Germany;
  • institutional division of responsibilities among the Ministry of Education of Germany, Seminars of Teacher Training, universities and institutions of vocational education;
  • the role of industry chambers as a body of supervision and monitoring;
  • the role of universities in vocational teacher education.

The second session was on October 12, 2021 during which Joachim Dietrich, the senior lecturer of the Business and Economics Education Chair (University of Konstanz, Germany) presented:

  • training phases for vocational teachers in Economics in Baden-Württemberg;
  • content of professional didactics of Economics disciplines;
  • the specifics of cooperation between universities, Seminars of Teacher Training and institutions of vocational education;
  • features of school practice and pedagogical internship of vocational teachers;
  • specialized didactic standards for pedagogical internships;
  • organization of mentoring in vocational schools;
  • assessment of school practice;
  • features of conducting classes during a pandemic.

For the last session on October 18, 2021 an external guest, Prof.Oliver Greuling from the State Seminar for vocational teacher education Weingarten, was invited to present:

  • second phase of vocational teacher training;
  • functions of the Seminars for teacher training;
  • the structure of the teacher training curriculum;
  • features of teaching practice;
  • selection of teachers to work in Seminars;
  • the role of the Center for Quality Assurance in School Education and Teacher Training.

Over 100 people attended in the training, who were the representatives from vocational schools and centers, higher education institutions, VET methodological centers and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

The full programme of the event (engl./ukr.) is available here.

The presentations of the trainers with translation into Ukrainian are below:


Study Visit of Staff from Ukraine

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.)


Sixth Staff Training

On October 17,18 and 19, 2022, within the framework of the international Erasmus+ project “New mechanisms of partnership-based governance and standardization of vocational teacher education in Ukraine (PAGOSTE)” a training “Teacher professionalisation: approaches, structure and standards” for stakeholders in the education and training of VET teachers took place online. A training cosisted of three sessions respectively during which the trainers presented to different aspects of teacher professionalisation.

The frist session was conducted  on October 17, 2022 by Professor Thomas Deissinger, the Head of the Chair of Business and Economics Education (University of Konstanz, Germany) and Oksana Melnyk, the academic staff member of the chair. It was devoted to such questions:

  • VET issues in Germany and the role of schools and teachers;
  • Standards and Basis Curriculum in vocational teacher education in Germany.

The second session was on October 18, 2022 during which Joachim Dietrich, the senior lecturer of the Business and Economics Education Chair (University of Konstanz, Germany), and an external guest, Prof.Oliver Greuling from the State Seminar for vocational teacher education Weingarten presented:

  • selected aspects of parnership-based governance and institutional cooperation for developing professional competencies in business and economics education in Germany;
  • teaching at vocational schools - personality as a teacher and professionalization of teachers: selected aspects and examples.

For the last session on October 19, 2022 Professor Richard Fortmüller from the Institute of Economics and Business Education of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna), was invited to present:

  • Overview of the two VET systems in Austria;
  • Full-time vocational schools/colleges;
  • Dual system;
  • Vocational teacher education in Austria;
  • Academic education (university or college of teacher education);
  • Work experience in companies;
  • Teaching experience in schools.

About 250 people attended in the training, who were the representatives from vocational schools and centers, higher education institutions, VET methodological centers and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

The full programme of the event (eng./ukr.) is available here.

The presentations of the trainers with translation into Ukrainian are below: