Associate Professor of the Pedagogics and Education Department of Mariupol State University Natalia Voievutko took part in the educational project "Changes of pedagogical faculties and universities in the 21st century", which is implemented by Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) with the support of the Czech Development Agency.
The project is aimed at strengthening the capabilities of management workers and teachers of Ukrainian universities who train future teachers.
Within the framework of the project, representatives of 20 Ukrainian universities, which play an important role in the development of Ukrainian education at the regional and national level, went to the Czech Republic. During the week, from November 17 to 23, they were studying issues arising under image creation, curriculum development, accreditation and new trends in the training of future teachers.
Much attention was paid to the discussion of the internationalization of universities, changes in the school of the 21st century, research projects aimed at the inclusion of the educational process, the use of technology in education and teaching activities, project activities of teachers, students' participation in mobility programs. The teachers also learned about strategic planning and the main challenges for pedagogical faculties in the Czech Republic and doctoral programs at Masaryk University.
The project program included participation in the international conference "Environmental dimensions of pedagogical professions", where current trends in the field of education and upbringing were discussed. The project participants also attended practical classes of students of pedagogical majors at the Masaryk University and the Czech school.
Among the most striking impressions is the organization of an educational space at the Masaryk University adapted for teaching students with special educational needs, including those with visual impairments.
It was also useful to know that teachers have all their lectures in video format and use them not only during the educational process, but also for career guidance. Each teacher has a profile (portfolio) on the university website, which is constantly updated, reflecting its educational, scientific and organizational activities.
It is also interesting that at Masaryk University there are subjects with zero ECTS credit, for example, "Internationalization", and students undergo pedagogical practice in one of two ways: at school or by giving private lessons,
– Natalia Voievutko.