The aim of the third WP is to provide inputs on successful partnership/based governance (PBG) from EU partners and, therefore, the creation of a basic understanding of its advantages. Staff from HEIs, vocational schools and the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Ukraine will receive necessary knowledge and skills for a realisation of PBG. The planned activities are organizing the staff trainings for HEIs staff and vocational schools staff in Ukraine, consequently providing Ukrainian partners with material modules by the EU partners, and translating these materials.
- develop training materials for the staff trainings
- organise external experts for conducting some of the staff trainings
- make available training materials in English and Ukrainian and group them into modules
- conduct the staff trainings
- write a report on WP3
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:
- ST 1_UKON_VET in Germany_Deissinger_en-ua
- ST 1_UKON_VET teacher education_Deissinger_en-ua
- ST 1_BSZ_Schulische Perspektive in Lehrerbildung_Hirsch_de_ua
- ST 1_Lehrerausbildung_BSZ_Stockach_Wielandt_de-ua
- ST 1_UKON_Studentische Perspektive auf Schulpraktikum_Bäcker, Sonnenmoser_de-ua
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 150 participants attended the training, amonf 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:
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.
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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