Project: Modernising Teacher Education in a European Perspective

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
MOTED 2009 690816.0 JP 159048 - 2009 3 years Regional finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
January 15, 2010 January 14, 2013 April 14, 2013 http://web.lecee.eu

Project summary

Currently, teacher education in the education systems of South-East Europe are experiencing a radical change: the challenge consists in aligning the curricula of teacher-education to the European education area and effectively modernising structures such as models and methods in teacher education. With the formal introduction of gradated courses following the Bologna process, the first step has already been taken. Nevertheless, sufficient reforms of curricula, models and structures of teacher education are still missing. In many respects, this area of reform is still too heterogeneous to really be able to promote the mobility of students or facilitate the acknowledgment of study achievements between universities. In particular such curricular components are missing which permit to adapt teacher education to new profiles of competences and new methods in changing the educational and the social system as a whole and to align it not only in a national, but also in a European way.

This project intervenes on three levels in this change:
 
1. It identifies those elements in the structures and models of the teacher education in the education systems of the consortium countries which hinder mobility and it examines – in respect of the three cycles – the question of the European dimensioning in teacher education in five topic fields: – Educational science in teacher education in a multicultural Europe – Foreign language teacher education and linguistic diversity in Europe – New media and possibilities for transnational cooperation – Intercultural learning as a horizontal task – Economic key qualifications in teacher education. A problem oriented report on the situation in the participating countries will be elaborated in order to work out proposals for a harmonization of teacher education.
2. In reference to these five topic areas exemplary curricular components are developed including methods and teaching materials, which are tested at the consortium universities with the aim – to implement them into the different study courses of teacher education in all three cycles, – to develop rules for acknowledgment (learning agreements) between the consortium universities, – to promote the mobility of students and – to insert these curriculum units as basis of a European teacher education into exchange programmes such as ERASMUS. In this project phase a mobilty semester (lasting three months) is scheduled for a total of 14 students between consortium universities.
3. Based on the project results, indicators for quality assurance are developed, which permit self evaluation and external evaluation of the modernisation of teacher education in a sustainable perspective. In total, 20 multipliers (academic and administrative staff) are trained in monitoring and steering modernization processes in European teacher education which are qualified in the spreading of the project results in form of an one-week advanced training.

The goal of the project is to integrate a european dimension in teacher education, to foster the mobility and to align teacher education in the partner countries to the European education area in close co-operation with education decision makers in the partner countries, with Ministries of Education and agencies responsible for the accreditation of study courses and to sensitize the public for this question. The products of the project are also to be brought to the market after project end. In this regard, the Center for European Education in Zagreb already serves as an institutionalized factor for sustainability which assures long-term co-operation between the consortium partners and stands for the continuation of the project.

Objectives

1. Development and implementation of core curriculum components (modules/units) including methods and teaching materials for modernisation teacher education in a European perspective
2. Development and implementation of acknowledgement rules (learning agreements) between the consortium universities)
3. Development and implementation of indicators for internal and external evaluation and quality assurance with regard to implement a eurpean dimension in teacher education
4. Development, testing of an advanced training for multipliers in steering and monitoring modernisation processes in european teacher education and certification of this programme
5. Forstering the cooperation of teacher education and economy

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Joint Project-Curriculum Reform

Subject areas

  • Teacher training and education science

Partners

University of Munster, DE Project coordinator
Helmchen Jurgen Contact person
University of Novi Sad, SRB
Ivan Jerkovic Contact person, Visnja Djordjic, Emilija Stankovic, Josip Ivanovic, Snezana Babic-Kekez, Svetlana Spanovic, Gordana Stasni, Natasa Ajdzanovic, Jasmina Drazic, Dragica Koljanin, Radmila Bodric, Zorana Luzanin (Зорана Лужанин), Dusanka Zvekic-Dusanovic, Gordana Petricic, and Vladimir Mihic
University of Kragujevac, SRB
Violeta Jovanovic Contact person, Ilijana Cutura, and Nenad Vulovic
University of Mostar West, BIH
Szent Istvan University, HUN
European Parliament, BEL
ACQUIN - Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute, DE
Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Croatia , HRV
German-Croatian Chamber of Industry and commerce (AHK), HRV
University of Klagenfurt, AUT
Tilburg University, NLD
Technical University Dortmund, DE
University Dzemal Bijedic in Mostar, BIH
University of Sarajevo, BIH
University of Zagreb, HRV
Siegfried Gehrmann
University of Ljubljana, SVN
University of Zadar, HRV
Igor Radeka

Equipment

University of Novi Sad
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Videoconferencing equipment Audio, Video and Communication equipment – Video-conferencing set 1 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
Wireless Microphone System with handheld microphone Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
Microphone stand Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
Wireless microphone system with pocket transmitter Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
Lavalier microphone Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
Digital Zone Processor Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
DVD/CD player Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
Audio Video Surround Preamplifier Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
Power amplifier Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 3 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
Speakers system Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 3 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
Speakers system for Surround Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 4 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
Subwoofer speakers system Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
Projector screen Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
Projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
Compact transmitter Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
INFRACOM Receiver Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 10 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
Conference headphone with 1m cable Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 12 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
Interpreter console for 2 interpreters Audio, Video and Communication equipment – translation equipment 1 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
Interpreter microphone Audio, Video and Communication equipment – translation equipment 2 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
Conference headphone Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 2 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
INFRACOM radiator Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
Wall mounting bracket for IRAD Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Faculty of Philosophy (Cinema Hall)
Books Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 75 Faculty of Philosophy - Library
Books Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 10 Faculty of Pedagogy, Sombor
Books Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 22 Faculty of Pedagogy in Hungarian language, Subotica
Books Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 14 Technical Faculty Mihajlo Pupin, Zrenjanin
University of Kragujevac
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 4 Faculty of Pedagogy, Jagodina: Languages classroom & Department: Methodology of teaching; Primary school "Rada Miljkovic" & Primary school "Goran Ostojic"
Netbook IT equipment - notebook computer 2 Department of Languages (Faculty of Pedagogy, Jagodina)
Laptop IT equipment - notebook computer 3 Primary school "Rada Miljkovic", Primary school "Goran Ostojic", Department: Methodology of teaching (Faculty of Pedagog,, Jagodina)
Scanner IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 3 Department of Didactics, Department of Pedagogy, Department of Informatics (Faculty of Pedagogy, Jagodina)
Printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 3 Department of Didactics, Department of Languges, Department of Psychology (Faculty of Pedagog, Jagodina)
Radio cassette player Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 2 Primary school "Goran Ostojic"
Processor IT equipment – other 3 Department of Didactics, Legal service, Vice-dean (Faculty of Pedagogy, Jagodina)
Monitor IT equipment – other 5 Department of Didactics, Student Service, Legal Service, Vice-dean, Secretary of the Faculty of Pedagogy, Jagodina
Microphone Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 3 Department of Languages (Falulty of Pedagogy, Jagodina)
Speakers Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 3 Amphitheater (Faculty of Pedagogy) (1), Primary school "Goran Ostojic" (2)
External hard drive IT equipment – other 1 Hub (Faculty of Pedagogy)
TV Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Hub (Faculty of Pedagogy)
Dictaphone Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Student radio
Photocopier IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Student service (Faculty of Pedagogy)

Activities

1.1 Media equipping of the partner universities, part I and employing staff to support project management
1.2 Media equipment of the partner universities in Western Balkan countries, part II
1.3 Equipping the partner universities with literature

2.1 LMS moodle adjustment, eLearning platform Moodle: Adaption /adjustment of the eLearning platform, training and regularly updating

3.1 Development of a scheme for international comparison of models for teacher education – structures and curricula in the consortium countries
3.2 Topic centered country-reports: structure and curricula in teacher education
3.3 Recommendations for harmonisation of teacher education

4.1 curriculum development - teacher education in a european perspective
4.2 Developing rules for acknowledgement of study elements and degrees

5.1 Testing the curriculum units and rules of acknowledgement

6.1 Development of indicators for internal and external evaluation with a regard to a European dimension in teacher education
6.2 Advanced training academic and administrative staff/multpliers; advanced training of multipliers

7.1 Designing and regularly updating an interactive website of the project
7.2 Three International public Symposia
7.3 Developing a book series to publish the results of the project and of the 3 International Symposia
7.4 Advanced training in monitoring and quality assurance of reform processes in teacher education
7.5 Marketing, network formation and public realations

8.1 Certifivcation of advanced training programme
8.2 Finalisation of the articles for and editing of volume 3/ third International Symposium
ad 9 – Internal evaluation ad 9 – External evaluation – Inter - TEMPUS monitoring

10.1 General project management first year
10.2 General project management second year
10.3 General project management in the third year
10.4 Project management – contact persons in the consortium universities (EU and Western Balkan countries)