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Promoting Innovative Teaching & Learning

to Enhance Student Learning Experience

in Eastern Partnership Countries

In-House Teacher Training (TT) Course at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (YKSUG)

07 Feb 2019

Internal Teacher Training Courses

In the frameworks of Erasmus+ PRINTeL project in February-March, 2019 an internal Teacher Training (TT) Course aimed at retraining teaching staff members is programmed to take place at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (YKSUG).

The trainers of the TT Course from YKSUG 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 for YSKUG teaching staff members and have programmed to share with them all the experience got after passing the abovementioned ToT courses. 

The TT courses are going to be delivered by the 6 ToT courses participants from YKSUG and up to 60 YKSUG lecturers will pass the TT course.  

During the course YKSUG teaching staff members are going to be trained in a number of fields related to innovative technology-enhanced teaching and learning.

 

 

 

TT Course # 5 “Active Learning with Special Focus on Technology Enhanced Collaborative Learning

Trainer: Associate Professor Andrei Pranevich (Faculty of Economics and Management, Department of Mathematical and Information Support of Economic Systems)

The training “Active Learning with Special Focus on Technology Enhanced Collaborative Learning” took place at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. Andrei Pranevich, the training moderator, presented the principles and forms of active learning to the participants of the training and informed them about theoretical and practical best practices of the colleagues from Leuven (Belgium).

   

In the course of the training, the teachers developed the course elements with the application of active learning methods. The possibilities of using ICT in teaching process led to a heated discussions in which all course participants took part. The participants also shared their personal experience of using active teaching and learning methods in their pedagogical activity while teaching different courses.

   

 

 

TT Course #4 “Active Learning in the Flipped Classroom”

Trainer: Associate Professor Kanstantin Smatrytsky (YKSUG Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Department of Fundamental and Applied Mathematics)

The technologies of active learning and the possibilities of their application in education were presented by the course moderator, Kanstantsin Smatrytsky, associate professor at the Department for Fundamental and Applied Mathematics. The participant tried the services that they have never used before, such as padlet.com, which is a web service used for simultaneous work with groups, and mentimeter.com, which is used for designing online questionnaires in real-time mode, and others. 

   

Kanstantsin Smatrytsky paid attention to one of the most important issues in the present-day higher education – whether the changes in the learning process are necessary at the moment. After having an active debate, the training participants gave their own examples of both positive and negative experience of applying modern innovative technologies, methods and tools in their teaching process.

   

In accordance with the analysis of the results of TT courses discussions it can be inferred that both the moderator and the participants were content with the training and its outcomes.

 

 

TT Course # 3 Active Learning in the Flipped Classroom

Trainer: Associate Professor, Head of the Department Darya Shpak (YKSUG Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Department of Fundamental and Applied Mathematics)

The teacher training course «Active Learning in the Flipped Classroom» as part of a teaching skills development programme “University of educational innovations: theory, methods and practice of contemporary education” was held at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.