“Foreign Language Teacher Training Capacity Development as a Way to Ukraine’s Multilingual Education and European Integration (MultiEd)” Project

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TESOL-Ukraine has become a part of the the project “Foreign Language Teacher Training Capacity Development as a Way to Ukraine’s Multilingual Education and European/ MultiEd” Erasmus + programme KA2 – Higher Education Capacity Building (610427-EPP) -1-2019-1-EE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP) and participated in the following events:

  1. MultiEd team members participated in the conference “ERASMUS+ CBHE WINNERS’ DAY: Workshop for Capacity Building for Higher Education Projects on “How to Implement your Project Successfully and Manage the Grant Funds Smoothly”” (for CBHE winners and current projects teams). The workshop was held on November 6, 2019 at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
    Co-organizers: Ministry of Education and Sciences of Ukraine, Ministry of Youth and Sport of Ukraine, EU Delegation to Ukraine Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency Erasmus+ Agencies from Programme Countries, National Erasmus+ Offices from Partner Countries, Programme and Partner Countries Universities.
  2. Zaporizhzhia National University hosted a kick-off meeting for the partner universities of The European delegations were represented by: the Coordinator and General Manager of the Project – Kristjan Klauks (Tartu University, Estonia); Associate Dean for External Relations, Reader in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) School of Languages and Social Sciences, Co-Director Centre for Language Research at Aston University (CLaRA) – Dr. Susan Garton (Aston University, UK); Teaching Associate, Centre for Language Research at Aston University (CLaRA) – Dr. Elizabeth Wielander (Aston University, UK); representatives from Heidelberg University of Education (Germany) – professor Dr. Hans-Werner Huneke, rector of the university, Dr. Stefanie Witzigmann and Leonie Exarchos. The aim of the meeting was to introduce educational establishments and their achievements, investigate the challenges in the standards and quality of higher education-qualifications between the members of consortium. European partners as well as Ukrainian project participants shared principles of curricullum design, the structure and priorities of organizing the educational process and research at their universities in terms of the Bologna Process with the consortium members. The partners discussed the expectations of further work in the project, general principles of the project implementation, methodology and preparation of the project survey and compiled a plan for future meetings.
  3. Curriculum development seminar was conducted online in May 2020. The first opened issue was devoted to the principles of curriculum design and standards. The partners of MultiEd shared with their examples of curriculum as well as with general principles to Ukrainian and each university context. Participants highly appreciate the moderators of the seminar: Christopher Wilson, Dr. Elisabeth Wielander, Dr.Sue Garton (Aston University, Birmingham, UK), Dr. Kristina Kallas, Anne Kivimäe (Tartu University Narva College), Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Huneke (Heidelberg University of Education), who introduced us to the general principles of curriculum design in their universities, gave real-life examples from foreign language teaching curricula, presented their good practices on the curriculum development process, explained how curriculum is designed, who should be involved in its enhancement, how the feedback can be integrated into the development process, described different stages of curriculum development. Our European partners also presented their approaches and methods to quality management and quality assurance, introduced quality monitoring procedures, suggested institutions and experts from different fields that can be in curriculum quality assurance based on their own experience. They underlined the necessity for student involvement in curriculum improvement through student feedback.
  4. 91328851_100598964944598_6916783520102744064_n 100757094_139069507764210_785177733184356352_o 103980112_145548363782991_916857380927526387_nCLIL training is held via Web platform Moodle at Tartu University and presupposes the introducing of flipped classroom technology. The course comprises of five modules. Each member of MultiEd team has an access to the online modules to watch the presentations, video and read the literature recommended that will facilitate further group discussion in interactive workshops. The moderators of the seminar are Dr.Sue Garton (Aston University, Birmingham,UK) and Dr. Elizabeth Wielander (Aston University, Birmingham,UK)