The main goal of the second WP is to work out a concept of partnership-based governance mechanisms which suits every particular partner-HEI and vocational schools/other stakeholders, which are partners in VET and have a substantial interest in quality of VET and in closing the gap between theory and practice in VET teacher education. The aim of the concept is to involve VET institutions into curriculum design, teaching processes and development of teaching materials at universities, since they are future employers of students who study at vocational teacher training programs.
- organize study visits for the staff involved in partnership-based governance (PBG) and for the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
- work out a concept for the effective functioning of partnership-based governance at each partner HEI in Ukraine
- pilot new structures of PBG
- install the necessary equipment
- visit of on-site the institutions involved in PBG and provision of consultations and guidance for solving problems during workshops and staff trainings
- write a report on WP2
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.
- WS 2_UKON_Overall overview of project implementation_Melnyk, Deissinger_en
- WS 2_UNIROMATRE_Report QPCC_en_ua
- WS 2_IVET_Analysis of the national survey results_Borodienko_en
- WS 2_NTU_Summary of RT_en
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 here.
- WS2-1_WP4_PAGOSTE_Online platform_IVET_11.2.2021
- WS2-1_WP5_PAGOSTE_QA 2020_V2_UKON_11.02.2021
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.
- RT2_IVET_Online platform_Radkevych_ua
- RT2_UKON_Governance and cooperation in German VTE_Deissinger_en-ua
- RT2_WU_Cooperation in VTE_Fortmüller, Steininger_de-ua
- RT2_School of Adaptive Management_Yelnikova_ua
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):
Study Visit of Staff from Ukraine to University of Konstanz
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.)
Implementation of PBG at South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University: Regulations on the resource center of professional education in design technologies (ukr.)
Implementation of PBG at National Transport University: Memorandum of Cooperation between NTU and Katyuzhanka Higher Vocational School (ukr.)
Implementation of PBG at National Transport University: Memorandum of Cooperation between NTU and National Qualifications Agency (ukr.)
Implementation of PBG at National Transport University: Memorandum of Cooperation between NTU and All-Ukrainian Association of Transport Employers "Federation of Transport Employers of Ukraine" (ukr.)