Project: Master programme for Subject Teachers in Serbia

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
MASTS 2010 731716.2 JP 511170-2010 3 years National finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
October 15, 2010 October 14, 2013 October 14, 2014 www.masts.tk

Project summary

The urgent need for reform in Serbian initial teacher education (TE) for subject teachers in the second cycle of primary education (ISCED 2) and also in vocational and general secondary education (ISCED 3) has been identified by the Ministry of Education, University of Belgrade and other relevant actors. The current means of teacher preparation is limited and resides within the respective academic faculties - across the universities' curricula.
 
To address this need for the reform, the first specific aim of the project is to develop a flexible, interdisciplinary Master-level programme (60 credits) within the framework of Bologna process. The development phase will concentrate on review of teacher competences and TE programs in EU, benchmarking tasks and development of curricula, teaching materials and school practice. Establishment of a 36 credit core module, including 6 credits of teaching practice in school, will allow for harmonization of teacher education, while a variety of Master courses / modules will provide flexibility of learning pathways. There is also the additional, vital aim of enhancing LLL by offering programme courses as in-service training for working teachers. In the implementation phase, the Master programme will be taught at three universities across two semesters, culminating in a Master’s thesis. At two universities, a 36 credit core module will be taught.
 
The second specific aim of the project is to harmonize and regulate teaching profession in Serbia. To truly reform the initial education of subject teachers, the country must urgently and formally address teacher competences; standards for teacher certificates and approval of teacher education programmes; cooperation between universities and schools; procedures for recognition of university-level courses as in-service training, and overall development of a legal framework necessary for the establishment of a subject teacher profession.

Objectives

1. To develop a modern and flexible interdisciplinary master-level programme for subject teachers in second cycle of primary education and secondary schools in Serbia, compliant with Bologna requirements and recently adopted Serbian Law on the Foundations of the Education System (by project M15) and to implement it between M16 and 36.
2. To develop appropriate mechanisms to ensure that legal framework is aligned with the proposed reform leading to the harmonization and regulation of teacher profession (by project M15).
 

  • To promote the reform and modernisation of higher education in the partner countries
  • To enhance the quality and relevance of higher education in the partner countries
  • To build up the capacity of higher education institutions in the partner countries and the EU, in particular for international cooperation and for a permanent modernisation process, and to assist them in opening themselves up to society at large
  • To foster the reciprocal development of human resources
  • To enhance networking among higher education institutions and research institutes both in the partner and EU countries Modernisation of curricula in academic disciplines identified as priorities by the Partner Countries, using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), the three cycle system and the recognition of degrees

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Joint Project-Curriculum Reform

Subject areas

  • Teacher training and education science
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Partners

University of Belgrade, SRB Project coordinator
Lidija Radulovic Contact person, Vera Rajovic, Milan Stancic, Natasa Cvijan, Ivan Malic, Julijana Vuco, and Sinisa Djurasevic
State University of Novi Pazar, SRB
Vladislava Felbabov Previous team member, Sabina Zejnelagic Previous team member, Slobodanka Kitic Contact person, Jasmin Delimedjac, Irfan Hodzic, Enisa Selimovic, Dzemila Beganovic, Edis Mekic, Senad Ganic, Cemal Dolicanin (Ćemal Dolićanin), and Dijana Dolicanin
University of Nis, SRB
Tatjana Mitrovic Contact person, Snezana Stojiljkovic, Jelisaveta Todorovic, Natalija Jovanovic, Marina Matejevic, Vladimir Zikic, Dragana Stojicic, Tatjana Mihajilov-Krstev, Slavisa Stamenkovic, Jelka Crnobrnja-Isailovic, and Vladimir Jovanovic
University of Kragujevac, SRB
Branislav Popovic Contact person, Mile Stanic, Spomenka Trickovic, Biljana Petrovic, Snezana Markovic, Bane Ilic, Nenad Vulovic, Ilijana Cutura, Violeta Jovanovic, and Vladimir Cvjetkovic
University of Novi Sad, SRB
Olivera Gajic Contact person, Marija Veselinovic, Ana Halas, Biljana Lungulov, Isidora Bjelakovic, Spomenka Budic, Milica Andevski, Mirjana Segedinac, Zorica Kuburic, Jasmina Kodzopeljic, Zorana Luzanin (Зорана Лужанин), Andreja Tepavcevic (Андреја Тепавчевић), Ivan Jerkovic, Ljiljana Subotic, and Gordana Stasni
National Education Council, SRB
Dragica Trivic
Institute for Education Quality and Evaluation, SRB
Gordana Capric
Institute for Educational Improvement, SRB
Milan Boskovic
Educational Forum, SRB
Slobodanka Antic
The association of Serbian Gymnasia, SRB
Radivoje Stojkovic
Association of agricultural secondary schools, SRB
Svetlana Mladenovic
National Council for Higher Education of the Republic of Serbia, SRB
Srdjan S. Stankovic
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, SRB
Tinde Kovac-Cerovic
Bath Spa University, UK
University of Helsinki, FIN
University of Debrecen, HUN
University of Innsbruck, AUT Ex project partner

Equipment

University of Belgrade
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
PC IT equipment - desktop computer 4 University of Belgrade
Wireless base unit IT equipment – other 1 University of Belgrade
Notebook IT equipment - notebook computer 10 University of Belgrade
Notebook IT equipment - notebook computer 3 University of Belgrade
Tablet PC IT equipment - tablet computer 2 University of Belgrade
Projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 University of Belgrade
Printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 University of Belgrade
Projector stand Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 University of Belgrade
Smart board IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 University of Belgrade
Video camera Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 1 University of Belgrade
State University of Novi Pazar
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
PC IT equipment - desktop computer 25 State University of Novi Pazar
Server IT equipment – server 1 State University of Novi Pazar
Wireless base unit Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 2 State University of Novi Pazar
Projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 2 State University of Novi Pazar
Scanner IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 State University of Novi Pazar
University of Nis
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Server IT equipment – server 1 Faculty of Philosophy
Wireless base unit IT equipment – other 1 Faculty of Philosophy
Notebook IT equipment - notebook computer 16 University of Nis (2), Faculty of Philosophy (6), Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics (8)
Notebook IT equipment - notebook computer 16 Faculty of Philosophy (8), Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics (8)
Projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 8 University of Nis (2), Faculty of Philosophy (3), Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics (3)
Scanner IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 2 Faculty of Philosophy (1), Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics (1)
Multifunctional printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 2 Faculty of Philosophy (1), Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics (1)
University of Kragujevac
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
PC Desktop computer IT equipment - desktop computer 10 University of Kragujevac
PC Desktop touch smart computer IT equipment - desktop computer 3 University of Kragujevac
Server Server IT equipment – server 1 University of Kragujevac
Notebook Notebook 1 IT equipment - notebook computer 3 University of Kragujevac
Notebook Notebook 2 IT equipment - notebook computer 3 University of Kragujevac
Tablet Tablet computer Asus EEE Pad IT equipment - tablet computer 1 Faculty of Science, office A-III-1a, person responsible: Branislav Popovic
Projector LCD projector 1 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 University of Kragujevac
Projector LCD projector BENQ MW712 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 9 Faculty of Science: room A-II-24a (1), room A-II-25 (1), room A-I-2 (1), computer centre A-0-4 (1);
Multifunctional printer Laser multifunctional printer 2 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 University of Kragujevac
Projector carrier Ceiling projector carrier Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 10 Faculty of Science: room A-II-24a (1), room A-II-25 (1), room A-I-2 (1), computer centre A-0-4 (1);
Smart board Smart board 1 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 2 University of Kragujevac
University of Novi Sad
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
PC IT equipment - desktop computer 10 University of Novi Sad
PC IT equipment - desktop computer 1 University of Novi Sad
Server IT equipment – server 2 University of Novi Sad
Switch IT equipment – other 2 University of Novi Sad
Wireless base unit IT equipment – other 1 University of Novi Sad
Notebook IT equipment - notebook computer 5 University of Novi Sad
Tablet PC IT equipment - tablet computer 2 University of Novi Sad
Projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 2 University of Novi Sad
Scanner IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 University of Novi Sad
Printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 2 University of Novi Sad

Activities

Act. 1.1: Project start up activities and kick-off meeting (M1-2)
Act. 1.2: Mapping of the current curricula and programs in Serbia (M2-4)
Act. 1.3: Benchmarking analysis of similar programmes in EU organizations (M2-5)
Act. 1.4: Research visits to EU to gain first-hand knowledge on TE programs (M4-5)
Act. 1.5: Drafting of a report containing recommendations/findings (M6)
Act. 1.6: Project workshop in Novi Sad (M7)

Act. 2.1: Revising and adopting teacher competences by Serbian authorities (M7-8)
Act. 2.2: Elaboration of procedures for issuing teacher certificates and approval of TE programs (M8-11)
Act. 2.3: Adding approved profile of a master subject teacher (M8-11)
Act. 2.4: Elaboration of procedures for ensuring that programme courses can be recognized (M8-11)
Act. 2.5: Elaboration of procedures on cooperation of universities, school and authorities regarding school practice (M10-13)
Act. 2.6: Legislation tuning and developing (M10-15)

Act. 3.1: Agreement on a CD workplan (M7)
Act. 3.2: Developing program and course learning outcomes and ECTS (M7-10)
Act. 3.3: Drafting of curricula, development of main course contents and teaching materials (M10-16)
Act. 3.4: Selection of teachers to be involved in the Master and retraining mission to EU (M10-12)
Act. 3.5: Workshop on Master curriculum design in Nis (M15)
Act. 3.6: Finalisation of Curricula on the basis of workshop outcomes (M15)
Act. 3.7: Submission of curricula for accreditation(M15-16)
Act. 3.8: Web publishing of updated teaching materials (as of M15)

Act. 4.1: School practice development work plan agreed (M7)
Act. 4.2: Developing a model of school practice (M8-9)
Act. 4.3: Establishment of criteria for school selection and estimation of school capacities (M10)
Act. 4.4: Selection and formal engagement of schools performed (M11)
Act. 4.5: Re-education teachers for mentorship role (M12-15)

Act. 5.1: Definition of and procurement procedures (M7)
Act. 5.2: Purchase of materials and installation of equipment (M15)

Act. 6.1: Mapping of the Quality Assurance mechanisms (M7-12)
Act. 6.2: Drafting of courses evaluation questionnaires (M13)
Act. 6.3: Distribution of evaluation questionnaire to students and elaboration or results (M16)

Act. 7.1: Students' selection and enrolments (M14)
Act. 7.2: Implementation of the courses (M16-33)
Act. 7.3: Seminars of EU academic staff (M24-32)
Act. 7.4: Internships of MA students to partners' institutions (M24-30)

Act. 8.1: Planning of the dissemination activities (M2)
Act. 8.2: Setting up and maintenance of the project web site (M1-4)
Act. 8.3: Issuing of regular project newsletter (as of M6)
Act. 8.4: Issuing of press releases (as of M2)
Act. 8.5: Production of Students' guides (as of M12)
Act. 8.6: Organisation of mid-term international dissemination conferences (M7,14,25)
Act. 8.7: Info days for students (15-25) Act. 8.8: Final project conference (M35)

Act. 9.1: Organization of the kick-off meeting and appointments of members to sit in MB (M2)
Act. 9.2: Drawing up of the handbook on project management (M1-6)
Act. 9.3: Project monitoring (throughout project life-span)
Act. 9.4: Project reporting (tentatively as M15)

Act. 10.1: Implementation of modernized curricula also after the end of the project
Act. 10.2: Ensuring students enrolments also after the end of the project
Act. 10.3: Appropriate feed-back mechanism to measure students' satisfaction maintained
Act. 10.4: Arrangements to keep operational the on-line platform for on-line publishing of teaching materials
Act. 10.5: Mantaining links between Serbian universities, school and relevant authorities

Deliverables

Title Type To
Recommendations on relevant teacher competences Report
Report on learning outcomes and ECTS New study programme - MA level
Final curricula New study programme - MA level
School practice model New study programme - MA level

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
Primer sporazuma o realizaciji studentske školske prakse Regulation proposal Realizacija programa prakse, vežbaonica, izveštaj o realizaciji
Predlog standarda za programe obrazovanja nastavnika predmetne nastave Regulation proposal Pedagoško, psihološko, metodičko obrazovanje nastavnika, školska praksa
Univerzitet u Beogradu_Master program Obrazovanje nastavnika predmetne nastave Curriculum Master program Obrazovanje nastavnika predmetne nastave, Univerzitet u Beogradu, svrha studijskog programa, ishodi programa - kompetencije, struktura studijskog programa, metodički predmeti, psihološko-pedagoški predmeti, izborni predmeti
Description
Osnovna svrha studijskog master programa za obrazovanje nastavnika predmetne nastave je osposobljavanje studenata za samostalno obavljanje posla nastavnika odgovarajućih nastavnih predmeta (ili grupe predmeta) u osnovnim i srednjim školama.
Press conference presentation_6.10.2014. Promotion material Obrazovanje nastavnika predmetne nastave
Univerzitet u Novom Sadu_Studijski program master akademskih studija - Profesor stručnih predmeta Curriculum Profesor stručnih predmeta, pedagoško-psihološko-metodičke kompetencije za izvođenje nastave, kompetencije za struku i metodiku, kompetencije za poučavanje i učenje, kompetencije za podršku individualnog razvoja učenika, kompetencije za komunikaciju i kooperaciju
Abstract
Svrha Master studijskog programa – Profesor stručnih predmeta – inženjerske, medicinske i ekonomsko-pravne struke je da obrazuje studente koji će biti pedagoški, psihološki i metodički kompetentni za rad u srednjim stručnim školama sa ciljem podizanja kvaliteta srednjoškolske nastave.
Description
http://ucro.uns.ac.rs/sp/mas_psp.html
Univerzitet u Nišu_Master akademskih studija Profesor predmetne nastave Curriculum Master akademskih studija Profesor predmetne nastave, pedagoško-psihološko-metodičko obrazovanje u školi, praksa u školi
Abstract
Opšti cilj programa je da studenti razviju kompetencije koje su neophodne za samostalni rad nastavnika, odnosno steknu osnovna znanja, veštine i sposobnosti kroz obavezni deo pedagoško–psihološko–metodičkog obrazovanja i praksu u školi, kao i viši nivo nekih nastavničkih kompetencija u zavisnosti od izabranog predmeta ili grupe predmeta.
Univerzitet u Kragujevcu_Program pedagoško-psihološko-metodičkog obrazovanja nastavnika Curriculum Program pedagoško-psihološko-metodičkog obrazovanja nastavnika, profesionalni razvoj nastavnika, razumevanje kompleksnosti nastavničke profesije
Abstract
Opšti cilj Programa je da se, u kontekstu znanja iz oblasti iz kojih se realizuje nastava određenog predmeta, razviju kompetencije neophodne za samostalni rad nastavnika predmetne nastave.
Description
http://www.pefja.kg.ac.rs/PPM.html
Program obuke mentora za školsku praksu iz stručnih predmeta Curriculum Razvijanje mentorskih kompetencija nastavnika, uvođenјe aktivnih, participativnih i interaktivnih metoda nastave/učenјa, unapređivanјe pedagoških, nastavničkih kompetencija nastavnika
Univerzitet u Novom Pazaru_Obrazovanje profesora stručnih predmeta Curriculum Obrazovanje profesora stručnih predmeta, master program