In-House Teacher Training (TT) Course at Georgian Technical University (GTU)
10 Feb 2019
Internal Teacher Training Courses
Within the frame of Erasmus+ PRINTeL project in February-March, 2019 a Teacher Training (TT) Course directed at retraining GTU teaching staff members is programmed to take place at Georgian Technical University (GTU).
The trainers of the TT Course who participated in the ToT (Training of Teachers) Courses at 5 EU Project partner universities (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Universitat de Barcelona, Universidade do Porto, Linköpings Universitet, FH Joanneum Gesellschaft mbH) have outlined trainings on teaching and learning in innovative methods and have planned to share with their GTU colleague teachers all the experience they got after passing the abovementioned ToT courses.
The TT courses are going to be delivered by the 11 ToT courses participants from GTU and up to 110 GTU lecturers will pass the TT course.
During the course GTU teaching staff members are going to be trained in a number of fields related to innovative technology-enhanced teaching and learning.
TT Course #11 „Video as a Learning Tool for Teachers & Students “
Trainer: Professor Nino Chkhartishvili (GTU Faculty of Agricultural science and biosystems engineering)
On March 21-26, Professor Nino Chkhartishvili from the Faculty of Agricultural Science and Biosystems Engineering carried out a certified Teacher Training Course “Video as a learning tool for teachers and students” at Georgian Technical University, in the framework of EU funded ERASMUS+ Program PRINTeL Project. 17 trainees from 3 different departments attended the course.
The goal of internal TT course was the popularization and development of innovative pedagogic elements thus offering additional opportunities for the professors’ professional development. Prof. Chkhartishvili attended the training session with the same title at the University of Porto, Portugal in November 2018 within PRINTeL project.
The five-day training on innovative learning envisaged 10 hours presented in 2 hours per day for 5 days of classroom work and 20 hours of individual work (1 ECTS Credit).
The trainees were introduced with the agenda, syllabus and the main issues of the training. During the course the participants discussed about the advantages and disadvantages of the video lectures, determined how to use videos during their lectures and practical learnings. The participants were informed about the educational videos and their species. They got knowledge about flipped classroom and its importance during the educational process.
They were presented the information about the Porto University’s experience in innovative teaching and learning tools and were also informed about the PANOPTO program, that has been adopted for years in Porto University.
The TT course participants got knowledge about programs: "Explain everything" and "Movie Maker". They participated in video planning. In order to examine the above-mentioned programs, the participants were divided into groups and worked on the programs. Some of them tried to work individually.
The trainees especially liked the program “explain Everything”.
At the end of the training, the participants presented the completed tasks to the trainer and other participants and evaluated giving feedbacks about the TT course.
TT Course #10 “Active Learning in the Flipped Classroom”
Trainer: Associate Professor Manuchar Shishinashvili (GTU Faculty of Civil Engineering)
Within the framework of ERASMUS+ PRINTeL project a Teacher Training course titled “Innovative pedagogy method: Active Learning in the Flipped Classroom Method” was conducted at Georgian Technical University on 11-15 March, 2019.
The course was conducted by Associate Professor Manuchar Shishinashvili (GTU Faculty of Civil Engineering), who had previously completed a similar ToT course in Linköping University (Sweden) within the frame of the Project.
The duration of the TT course was 5 days, with 2 hour-long sessions per each training. The main topics of training-seminars included: the innovative pedagogical, teaching and learning method of Flipped Classroom and developing relevant skills required for this method, models of Flipped Classroom teaching, necessary skills and competencies to access open online sources, principles of sli.do Interactive Software and creating video lectures with the help of MS PowerPoint.
10 working hours were sufficiently overloaded and intensive, entirely based on the experience of Linköping University and other partners within the Project consortium.