Project: Education Policy Study Programme in Serbia and Montenegro

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
EPSP 2009 856598.0 JP 159074 - 2009 3 years Regional finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
January 15, 2010 January 14, 2013 October 31, 2013 http://www.tempus-epsp.com

Project summary

The overall project objective is to develop modern, flexible and internationally recognised programme of education policy studies (at Master and PhD level), relevant with respect to the national needs and market demands underlined and compliant to the Bologna Process action lines which foresees:
1. developing study programmes on the basis of programme level learning outcomes, with learning outcomes of individual courses clearly alligned to the ones of the programme
2. guarantee flexibility of learning paths in terms of choice of elective subjects and hence specialisation
3. ensure adequate choice of teaching methods, teaching materials (including literature) and assessment methods to assure fulfilment of the learning outcomes on course and programme level
4. properly assign ECTS, taking full account of the workload and continuously evaluating the system.

The development of the new curricula will be carried out following an accurate review of all the current Master and PhD course curricula in the field of Education Policy Studies in place at EU and PC universities, taking into account on the one hand the good practices already in place in the EU and on the other the existing capacities and experiences of regional partner universities. Curricula will be designed taking into account the essential knowledge and skills that policy makers in the field of education and human capital development need to be successful in for the development of competitive policies within the European Framework. For this reason the new Education Policy Study Programme will address various general aspects related to education policy, including teacher training, lifelong learning, higher education policy, financing or governance, thus enabling a new generation of higher education administrators and policy makers to understand and respond to the changing policy choices facing higher education globally. The programme will use all resources and relevant European expertise and will involve a number of prominent regional and European experts under the Tempus Project scheme. In the first phase of the project, based on international and national peer reviews, a basic set of Recommendations for the elaboration and development of Credit Based Education Programmes at the MA, PhD and Research level will be prepared.On such basis new curricula will be developed. During Y 2 and 3 the MA level curriculum will be tested and implemented in four sites (University of Belgrade, Serbia; University of Novi Sad, Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia; University of Montenegro, Montenegro; University of Kragujevac, Serbia).

The establishement of such study courses will raise significantly the quality of education in the involved regions. In this way the quality of human resources educated in the region will be of a much higher level and equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in development of competitive policies within the European framework. The project will focus on identifying and using effective and efficient ways of sharing information among policy makers and researchers using new opportunities offered by developments in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Objectives

To contribute to the reform of education system in Serbia and Montenegro through development of a modern, flexible and internationally recognised programme (Master and PhD level) on education policy, compliant with the highest European standards (including Bologna process requirements) and designed to meet constantly changing needs of education systems and to respond to expectations of different groups of learners and users.

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Joint Project-Curriculum Reform

Subject areas

  • Teacher training and education science

Partners

University of Belgrade, SRB
Ivan Malic Previous team member, Marko Ivetic Contact person, Vera Radovic, Vera Spasenovic, Oliver Toskovic, Danijela Kostadinovic, Aleksandar Baucal, Danijela Petrovic (Danijela Petrović), Ljiljana Markovic, Vladimir Markovic, and Dragica Pavlovic
University of Kragujevac, SRB
Violeta Jovanovic Contact person, Sretko Divljan, Ilijana Cutura, Vera Savic, Nada Korac, Suncica Macura Milovanovic, Vesna Trifunovic, and Jelena Teodorovic
University of Novi Sad, SRB
Ladislav Novak Contact person, Veljko Malbasa, and Maja Kondic
Provincial Department for Education of the Autonomous province of Vojvodina, SRB
Svetlana Vujovic
Centre for Education Policy , SRB
Predrag Lazetic
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, SRB
Tinde Kovac-Cerovic
University of Aahrus, DNK
Ministry of Education and Sports of Montenegro, MNE
University of Montenegro, MNE
University of Ljubljana, SVN
University of Leuven - KU Leuven, BEL

Equipment

University of Belgrade
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Laptop IT equipment - notebook computer 9 Rectorate ( basement)
Projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Rectorate ( basement)
Videoconferencing equipment Audio, Video and Communication equipment – Video-conferencing set 1 Rectorate ( basement)
Video Conferencing server IT equipment – server 1 RCUB Computing center
University of Kragujevac
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Portable cell phone jammer Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Faculty of Education (Jagodina), Hub - academic network
Software Software 1 Faculty of Education (Jagodina), Student Service
Laptop IT equipment - notebook computer 3 Faculty of Education, (Jagodina), room: Educational Policies
Desktop computer with monitor IT equipment - desktop computer 3 Faculty of Education (Jagodina): Student Service (1), Accountancy (2)
Server IT equipment – server 1 Faculty of Education (Jagodina): Hub - academic network
Projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Faculty of Education (Jagodina), room: Educational Policies
Projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 4 Faculty of Education (Jagodina): New classrooms
Videoconferencing equipment Audio, Video and Communication equipment – Video-conferencing set 1 Faculty of Education (Jagodina), room: Educational Policies
University of Novi Sad
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Laptop IT equipment - notebook computer 3 Faculty of Technical Sciences, amphitheater A1
Tablet PC IT equipment - tablet computer 3 Faculty of Technical Sciences, amphitheater A1
Printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Faculty of Technical Sciences, amphitheater A1
Projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 2 Faculty of Technical Sciences, amphitheater A1
Videoconferencing equipment Audio, Video and Communication equipment – Video-conferencing set 1 Faculty of Technical Sciences, amphitheater A1

Activities

1.1 Project start-up activities preparation for Project Kick-off meeting (M1)
1.2 Kick off meeting (Belgrade), M2 1.3 Information visits of PC academics to EU (M3-5)
1.3 bis Identification of key competences and benchmarking analysis of similar EU study programmes (M5-8)
1.4 Preparation of a report “Recommendations for Development of Educational Policy MA and PhD Programmes” (M8-11)
1.5 Joint Project Conference in Novi Sad (M12)

2.1 Agreement of a curriculum development work plan (M12)
2.2 Joint drafting of curricula (M13-16)
2.3 Workshop in Montenegro to evaluate relevance of curricula (M17)
2.4 Finalisation of the curricula and didactic materials on the basis of the outcomes of the meeting (M18-20)
2.5 Submission of curricula for accreditation procedure in Serbia and Montenegro (M21)

3.1 Establishment of a Working Group for the Joint preparation of teaching materials (M2)
3.2 Retraining and updating of teaching staff skills (M4-7)
3.3 Development of course contents and teaching materials. (M9-17)
3.4 Web publishing of all teaching materials (as of M17)

4.1 Establishment of a Working Group for the Development of adequate Quality Assurance Standards (M12)
4.2 Peer-review of Quality Assurance mechanisms in place at participating institutions (M13-15)
4.3 Drafting of updated evaluation questionnaires (M16-18)
4.4 Distribution and evaluation of questionnaires (M22-36 and after project ends)

5.1 Definition of tender specifications in the occasion of the kick-off meeting (M2)
5.2 Purchase and installation of equipment (M2-6)

6.1 Students's selection and enrolments (M20-21)
6.2 Implementation of the Master programme (M22-36)
6.3 Seminars of EU academic staff in PC institutions (tentatively M24, 30,34)
6.4 Mobilities/internships of MA students to EUpartner institutions (tentatively M23,26,30,33)
6.5 Continuous implementation of QA mechanisms (M22-36, and after the end of the project)

D1. Planning of dissemination activities (M1-2)
D2. Setting up and maintenance of proejct website (M4 throughout project life-span)
D3. Preparation of project mailling list for dissemination purposes (M3-5 and continuous updating)
D4. Issuing of a regular project newsletter (M10;M16, M22; M28; M34)
D5. Organisation of international dissemination workshops (M12; M12; M17; M21; M34)
D6. Information days for future students (M21, M34) D7 Final dissemination conference (M34)
 
Q1. Internal Quality COntrol (M1-36)
Q2. Inter project coaching (M22-M27)
Q3. Quality Control by external expert (M2-36)
 
MGT1. Setting up of project management boards and their operational meetings
MGT2. Implementation of project manegement activities
MGT3. Ext. Quality control regarding overall project financial management
MGT4. Drawing up of the handbook on quality control procedures and standards

Deliverables

Title Type To
New curricula on Education Policy Studies at MA and PhD level developed Modernized study programme/ courses - MA level
Teaching materials and methodologies developed Methodology
General knowledge and skills of education policy development and implementation in Serbia and Montenegro strenghtened Other products

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
Ciljna grupa - obrazovne politike Curriculum
Konkurs za upis - Master akademske studije - obrazovne politike Curriculum
Raspored predmeta - Obrazovne politike Curriculum
Svrha, cilljevi i ishodi - Obrazovne politike Curriculum
Kurikulum master programa - Obrazovne politike Curriculum
Promotivni flajer - Obrazovne politike Promotion material
Specifikacija predmeta - Obrazovne politike Curriculum