Trainings within the framework of the Erasmus+ project “New mechanisms of partnership-based governance and standardization of vocational teacher education in Ukraine (PAGOSTE)” (30.11-04.12.2020, Kyiv)
On November 30 – December 04, 2020 within the framework of the Erasmus+ project “New mechanisms of partnership-based governance and standardization of vocational teacher education in Ukraine (PAGOSTE)” series of trainings for stakeholders in the education and training of VET teachers were taken place.
The purpose of the trainings was to acquaint the participants with the system of VET teacher training and experience of cooperation of different stakeholders in Germany and Austria.
More than 160 participants – representatives of institutions of higher, vocational pre-higher and vocational education, VET training centers, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine – attended the training.
Svitlana SHYTIKOVA and Ivanna ATAMANCHUK (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., teacher in the University of Konstanz and Berufsschulzentrum Radolfzell (Germany).
Experience of vocational teacher-mentor in supervision of school practice was disclosed by Elisa WIELANDT, M. Sc., 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).
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.
The materials of the presentations is available on the project website.
Information about the Project
Erasmus+ project “New mechanisms of partnership-based governance and standardization of vocational teacher education in Ukraine” (PAGOSTE) (2020-2023) 609536-EPP-1-2019-1-DE-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP
Priority – Capacity Building in Higher Education
Project duration: 15.01.2020 – 14.01.2023
EU funding instrument: European Neighbourhood Instrument (Erasmus+: КА2 CBHE)
Contact person: Svitlana Tsymbaliuk, email@example.com