The project “МоРED”
LTSNU won the EU grant under the Erasmus + KA2 program for the three-year project “MoPED”.
The project “Modernization of Pedagogical Higher Education by Innovative Teaching Instruments” (MoPED), which is devoted to the modernization of curricula of pedagogical universities in Ukraine through the introduction of modern teaching methods using ICT and methods for researching results.
Among the participants of the project are Ukrainian and foreign universities and the company for assessing the quality of the project: Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University – the project coordinator (for the first time in the history of the ERASMUS + program the Ukrainian university is the coordinator), Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University; Hrigory Skovoroda State Pedagogical University of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky; Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University; South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushinsky; Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University; University of Deusto (Spain), Kraków S. Staszic Mining and Metallurgical Academy; University of Cyprus; OO “Quality Ukraine”.
MoPED is a capacity development project aimed at modernizing universities in Ukraine. The aim is to modernize curricula for pedagogical universities in Ukraine by including new courses based on the latest IT methods. The project will affect the quality of pedagogical higher education and will strengthen the digital and didactic competences of future teachers.
The MoPED project plans to develop 18 semester disciplines (new training courses) – three for each university participant in the project, include them in university curricula and accredit them at the institutional level. This will ensure the modernization of the Bachelor’s curriculum at each participating University in the direction STEAM-training (science, technology, mathematics), to conduct trainings for representatives of the faculty of Ukrainian universities participating in the project, to ensure the operation and sustainable development of the developed courses and the development of new ones.
Five trainings will be organized (three trainings will be conducted on the basis of universities – foreign partners of the project, and two ones – independently by each university), 450 teachers of Ukrainian universities will be trained; an “Innovative Learning Room” (ICR) will be created in each partner institution. It will be an educational space of the 21st century, formed on the basis of the best European practices. Six of these rooms will be created on the basis of pre-designed concepts and implementation plans. They will serve as a practical base for learning and gaining knowledge and skills in the application of modern teaching methods and tools.
The main focus is on effective cooperation between universities, between school teachers and associations, which strengthen internationalization, transfer of knowledge and academic ability. To this end, the MoPED ecosystem will be created to launch an innovative professional environment to facilitate the exchange and broadcasting of effective teacher practices.
The project will also focus on the development of the Digital Teacher Profile that will apply the analysis of the higher pedagogical education of the EU and Ukraine and will fully comply with the modern pedagogical tendencies and the policy of educational reform in Ukraine; the improvement of English proficiency by representatives of the teaching staff through the introduction of an intensive English course.
As a result, a new training course in English should be developed in each Ukrainian partner institution; gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to create a profile of students’ competence in the new disciplines; dissemination of knowledge gained from EU partners, with about 300 primary and secondary school teachers through 12 trainings; maximize the impact of MoPED on the end user with MoPED products; presentation of the project results through various channels of information dissemination, including international / national vocational education networks (eTwinning, school educational portal, Scientix), the project event “Technology and Education in Ukraine” and master classes based on modern teaching methods and tools.
In connection with the implementation of this project, an administrative and academic group will be established at Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University. To implement the project, other university specialists will be encouraged and involved in accordance with the thematic areas of the assigned project tasks. In the short and long term, the project will affect the development of the potential of both universities and schools in Ukraine. It measn that it will affect the reform of the Ukrainian education system.
We are glad that the scientific and international development of Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University comes to a new level!
Congratulations to the working group on this victory!
Maryna Chumakova, Press Center of LTSNU