Project: Education of Teachers in the field of Ecological Food Production and Management

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
EDUECO 2011 725815.05 JP 516964-2011 3 years Multy-country finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
October 15, 2011 October 14, 2014 February 14, 2015 http://edueco.edu.rs/

Project summary

The project EDUECO ‘Education of Teachers in the field of Ecological Food Production and Management’ is to build up educational capacities in universities in Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina and Montenegro to support sustainable economic development of food production based on ecological principles.

The project focuses on:

  • Capacity building and professional network development among Western Balkan universities in the field of ecological food production and management
  • Development and implementation of vocational training programs in ecological food production and management for teachers of secondary agricultural school
  • Development of vocational training programs for end-users (i.e. producers and entrepreneurs of organic food) by university teachers, non-university teachers and teachers/trainers from related Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s).

A university staff development program will be implemented in which staff will be trained on evaluation of relevant new scientific knowledge for professional application, developing non-university teacher training program in their field of expertise, and awareness on critical subject related competences of non-university teachers.

Non-university teachers will be trained by WB university teachers as a co-operative effort. At different non university educational institutes the outcomes of the teacher training program will be implemented in specific modules. Teaching plans and modules will be developed in order to implement it in specific courses.

An active and sustainable teachers network organisation with strong involvement of professional stakeholders is activated. Feedback from this network organization regarding competences needed in the professional field will be provided throughout the whole project.

Conferences, general and specific materials and a website for dissemination of the project outcomes and network organisation activities is developed.

Objectives

• Capacity building and professional network development among Western Balkan universities in the field of ecological food production and management
• Development and implementation  of  vocational  training programs in ecological food production and  management for teachers of secondary agricultural school
• Development of vocational training programs for end-users (i.e. producers and entrepreneurs of organic food) by university teachers, non-university teachers and teachers/trainers from related NGO’s
 

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Joint Project-Higher Education and Society

Subject areas

  • Food processing
  • Teacher training and education science
  • Agriculture, forestry and fishery (others)

Partners

Van Hall Larenstein Foundation, NLD Project coordinator
Ben Rankenberg Contact person
University of Kragujevac, SRB
  • Faculty of Agronomy
Nikola Bokan Contact person, Goran Dugalic, and Milun Petrovic
Educons University, SRB
Dejana Pankovic Contact person
Agricultural College of Applied Studies in Sabac, SRB
Filip Kuljundzic Previous team member, Vera Raskovic Contact person, Radenko Stepic (Radenko Stepić), Natasa Ilic, Svetlana Vasiljevic, Sasa Spasojevic, Milisav Mitrovic, Lana Djukanovic, Miroljub Milic, and Jovica Nikolovski (Jovica Nikolovski)
Green Network of Vojvodina, SRB
Olivera Radovanovic
Secondary agricultural school with boarding school Sabac, SRB
Aleksandar Popovic
Agricultural-Veterinary School with boarding school Svilajnac, SRB
Zoran Radosavljevic
Higher School "Agricultural College", BGR
Harper Adams University College, UK
JU Srednja poljoprivredna skola, MNE
Kalesija Poljoprivredna - veterinarska skola, BIH
Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek - LEI, NLD
Kaposvar University, HUN
High School of Agriculture, Food Proc., Vet., and Serv. Industry, BIH
University of Sarajevo, BIH
University of Montenegro, MNE
University of Tuzla, BIH

Equipment

University of Kragujevac
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Laptop Laptop HP ProBook 4740s IT equipment - notebook computer 3 Faculty of Agronomy in Cacak,, room 33
Multifunctional printer Canon SENSIS MF-4750 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Faculty of Agronomy in Cacak, room 33
Scanner Scanner Mustek Scan Express A3 600 Pro IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Faculty of Agronomy in Cacak, room 33
Projector Projector BENQ MS502 Black Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 3 Faculty of Agronomy in Cacak, room 33
Digital camera NIKON Coolpix S9300 Silver Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 3 Faculty of Agronomy in Cacak, room 33
Penetrologger Penetrologger Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Faculty of Agronomy in Cacak, Office for Pedology
Calcimeter Calcimeter Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Faculty of Agronomy in Cacak, Office for Pedology
Ergonomic set for heterogeneous soils Ergonomic set for heterogeneous soils Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Faculty of Agronomy in Cacak, Office for Pedology
pH meter pH meter Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Faculty of Agronomy in Cacak, Office for Pedology
Electronic precision balance Electronic balance Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Faculty of Agronomy in Cacak, Office for Pedology
Wet sieving apparatus Wet sieving apparatus Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Faculty of Agronomy in Cacak, Office for Pedology
Soil Salinity Sensor Soil salinity sensor Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Faculty of Agronomy in Cacak, Office for Pedology
Soil sampling set Set for soil sampling Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Faculty of Agronomy in Cacak, Office for Pedology
Pipette apparatus Pipette apparatus Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Faculty of Agronomy in Cacak, Office for Pedology
Chlorophyll meter Chlorophyll meter Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Faculty of Agronomy in Cacak, Office for Pedology
Soil mixer Soil mixer Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Faculty of Agronomy in Cacak, Office for Pedology
Soil moisture meter Soil moisture meter Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Faculty of Agronomy in Cacak, Office for Pedology
Educons University
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Laptop Laptop Asus IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Educons University, Sremska Kamenica
Laptop Laptop HP ProBook 4740s IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Educons University, Sremska Kamenica
Tablet Tablet IT equipment - tablet computer 1 Educons University, Sremska Kamenica
Notebook Ultrabook IT equipment - notebook computer 2 Educons University, Sremska Kamenica
Software Office 2010 Home Software 4 Educons University, Sremska Kamenicas
Projector Projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Educons University, Sremska Kamenica
Digital camera Digital camera Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 3 Educons University, Sremska Kamenica
Magnetic stirrer Magnetic stirrer Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Educons University, Sremska Kamenica
Penetrometer Pocket penetrometer Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Educons University, Sremska Kamenica
Automatic pipette Automatic pipette Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Educons University, Sremska Kamenica
Chlorophyll meter SPAD 502 Plus Chlorophyl meter Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Educons University, Sremska Kamenica
Microscope Trinocular microscope Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Educons University, Sremska Kamenica
Soil Moisture, Temperature, and EC Sensor Soil moisture, Temperature and EC Sensor Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Educons University, Sremska Kamenica
Tensiometer Tensiometer Lab equipment in agriculture 2 Educons University, Sremska Kamenica
Digital Microcam Digital microcam BRESSER Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Educons University, Sremska Kamenica
Microscope Stereo microscope Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Educons University, Sremska Kamenica
Minilab chemistry set Minilab chemistry set Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Educons University, Sremska Kamenica
Soil Water Sampler Soil water sampler Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Educons University, Sremska Kamenica
Volatile compounds soil sampler Volatile compounds soil sampler Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Educons University, Sremska Kamenica
Soil sampler probe Soil sampler probe Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Educons University, Sremska Kamenica
Agricultural College of Applied Studies in Sabac
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Desktop computer Desktop computer Asus IT equipment - desktop computer 2 Agricultural College of Applied Studies in Sabac
Projector Video projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 6 Agricultural College of Applied Studies in Sabac
Laptop Asus IT equipment - notebook computer 6 Agricultural College of Applied Studies in Sabac
Software Office 2010 Software 8 Agricultural College of Applied Studies in Sabac
Printer Laser printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 2 Agricultural College of Applied Studies in Sabac
TV TV Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 2 Agricultural College of Applied Studies in Sabac
Microscope Motic BA210 Laboratory Biological Microscope Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Agricultural College of Applied Studies in Sabac
Mechanical Dispenser Mechanical dispenser Lab equipment in agriculture 2 Agricultural College of Applied Studies in Sabac
Digital burette Digital burette Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Agricultural College of Applied Studies in Sabac
Automatic pipette Automatic pipette Lab equipment in agriculture 2 Agricultural College of Applied Studies in Sabac
Penetrometer Penetrometar Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Agricultural College of Applied Studies in Sabac
Electronic analytical balance Analytical balance Lab equipment in agriculture 1 Agricultural College of Applied Studies in Sabac

Activities

University staff development
1.1 To train university staff on evaluation of relevant new scientific knowledge for professional application
1.2 To train university staff on developing non-university teacher training program in their field of expertise
1.3 To train university staff on awareness on critical subject related competences of non-university teachers
1.4 To train individual experts on content specific knowledge for educational capacities development

Teacher Training program
2.1 To analysis each partner country university needs and present resources at regional level regarding the teacher training courses, leading to a development plan per university
2.2 To develop resources per partner university
2.3 To make plan of Teacher Training course, including preparation of course materials
2.4 To deliver teacher training course for non-university teachers
2.5 To develop a student internship program for students from partner country universities in EU universities.




Vocational training modules development
3.1 To analyse the present teaching plan at vocational schools
3.2 To develop modules to be applied in the curriculum of the vocational schools
3.3 To implement the modules within the course program planning

Network organisation
4.1 To develop a active and sustainable teacher network organisation

Dissemination of results
5.1 Organising three conferences including creation of relevant informative materials and external website

Quality Management
6.1 Implementing the quality control plan

Project Management
7.1 Implementing the management systems and reports for the project
 

Deliverables

Title Type To
1.1 Staff training part 1 Training June 01, 2012
1.2 Staff training part 2 Training April 01, 2013
1.3 Staff training part 3 Training August 01, 2014
1.4 Individual international training Training April 01, 2014
2.1 Resources analysed Report August 01, 2012
2.2 Development of resources Learning resources April 01, 2014
2.3 TT course planned Teaching material December 01, 2012
2.4 TT course delivered Training August 01, 2014
2.5 Student research and placement Training May 31, 2014
3.1 Analysis of present teaching plan Methodology February 01, 2014
3.2 Module development Teaching material June 01, 2013
3.3 Implementation within course program Methodology June 01, 2014
4.1 Active sustainable teacher network organisation Other products August 01, 2014
5.1 Conferences, dissemination materials and external Events: Conferences and Seminars July 15, 2014
6.1 Effective Quality Assurance system Methodology September 30, 2014
7.1 Project management system is implemented Methodology October 15, 2014

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
Gde studirati organsku poljoprivredu? Region Zapadnog Balkana Promotion material Organska poljoprivreda, region Zapadnog Balkana, formalno obrazovanje, uslovi upisa Izdavač: Zelena mreža Vojvodine
Obuka nastavnika - Proizvodnja i upravljanje u organskoj poljoprivredi Promotion material Organska proizvodnja, upravljanje u organskoj poljoprivredi, obuka nastavnika, kursevi Univerzitet Edukons, Agronomski fakultet u Čačku Univerziteta u Kragujevcu
Abstract
Univerzitet Edukons, u saradnji sa Poljoprivrednim fakultetom Univerziteta u Kragujevcu, u Čačku, razvio je module kurseva za obuku nastavnika pod naslovom "Proizvodnja i upravljanje u organskoj poljoprivredi". To je akreditovan kurs Ministarstva prosvete Republike Srbije i namenjen je stručnom usavršavanju srednjoškolskih nastavnika.
Vodič za nastavnike Manual / Handbook / Guide Organska poljoprivreda, proizvodnja i prerada hrane, zaštita bilja, organizacija stočarske proizvodnje, razvoj kurikuluma Izdavač: Poljoprivredno-veterinarska škola sa domom učenika “Svilajnac”
Abstract
Vodič za nastavnike za organizaciju nastave iz predmeta povezanih sa organskom poljoprivredom, proizvodnjom i preradom hrane - Priručnik bi trebalo da svojim sadržajem i aktuelnošću problematike koju obrađuje, posluži nastavnicima srednjih i visokih poljoprivrednih i poljoprivredno - veterinarskih strukovnih škola u organizaciji nastave iz predmeta koji se bave organskom proizvodnjom.
Monografija Proizvodnja i menadžment u organskoj poljoprivredi Book Proizvodnja i menadžment u organskoj poljoprivredi, standardi i sistemi kvaliteta u poljoprivredi, izbor zemljišta za organsku proizvodnju, rizici u organskoj proizvodnji dr Ljubinko Jovanović, dr Milanko Pavlović, dr Dejana Pavković, dr Nenad Penezić, dr Vesela Radović, dr Mira Pucarević, dr Goran Dugalić, dr Nikola Bokan, dr Milun Petrović
Abstract
Ova monografija je napisana je sa ciljem edukacije srednjoškolskih profesora u oblasti menadžmenta i organske poljoprivrede, koja je u Srbiji u usponu od 2009. godine. Monografiju mogu da koriste i studenti viših škola i fakulteta iz oblasti poljoprivrede, ali i učenici srednjih poljoprivrednih škola i poljoprivredni proizvođači koji nemaju visoko obrazovanje, a žele, ili se već bave organskom proizvodnjom.
Organska poljoprivredna proizvodnja - brošura za farmere Promotion material Sertifikacija u organskoj proizvodnji, organska biljna proizvodnja, organska stočarska proizvodnja, agrobiznis u organskoj proizvodnji dr Milisav Mitrović, dr Lana Đukanović, dr Vera Rašković, dr Vera Milošević, dr Radenko Stepić, dr Miroljub Milić, dr Jovica Nikolovski, dr Saša Spasojević
Abstract
Brošura je namenjena poljoprivrednim proizvođačima, farmerima, koji planiraju da se počnu baviti organskom (ekološkom) proizvodnjom hrane. Tekstovi u brošuri pokrivaju oblasti iz ratarstva, povrtarstva, voćarstva, stočarstva i agrobiznisa.
Strategies and future plans of WBC EDUECO partner organizations regarding organic farming Regulation proposal University strategic plan development plan regarding organic farming, knowledge transfer in organic farming, national policy and action plans, non-university partner organizations strategic plans EDUECO consortium
Abstract
STRATEGIES AND FUTURE PLANS OF WBC EDUECO PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS REGARDING ORGANIC FARMING based on the institutional and personal development plans of partner institutions