International conference workshop of the PRINTeL Project
International conference workshop of the PRINTeL Project (CHANGE IN CLASSROOM: PROMOTING INNOVATIVE TEACHING & LEARNING TO ENHANCE STUDENT LEARNING EXPERIENCE IN EASTERN PARTNERSHIP COUNTRIES) was held at Ilia State University from 13 to 14 November 2019, participated by the following project partner universities:
- Georgian Technical University
- Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University
- Yerevan State University
- National Polytechnic University of Armenia
- Vanadzor State University after H. Tumanyan (Armenia)
- National Center for Strategic Research in Higher Education (Armenia)
- Belarusian State University (Republic of Belarus)
- Brest State Technical University (Republic of Belarus)
- Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (Republic of Belarus)
- Universitat De Barcelona (Spain)
- Linkopings Universitet (Sweden)
- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
- FH Joanneum Gesellschaft mbh (Austria)
The aim of the conference was to evaluate the effectiveness of the trainings held within the framework of the project as well as the results gained and challenges identified. On the first day of conference, 5 sessions were presented about ToT courses conducted on each partner universities. Each session had a Chair from European partners and 2 moderators from Georgian, Belarusian and Armenian universities: The main Key Challenges and Solutions were discussed concerning following topics: Hybrid/Blended Teaching & Learning; Video as a Learning tool for teachers & students: Video Lecturing & promoting Interaction in the Classroom; Active Learning with special focus on Technology Enhanced Collaborative Learning; Active Learning in the Flipped Classroom; Active learning & ICT-enhanced teaching: M-learning & gamification At the end of the day, ParticipanT from LiU, Gunvor Larsson Torstendsdotter summarized the first days sessions and closed the conference.
The Second day of the Conference was opened with discussion about Training Outcomes from Trained Faculty Members and students Perspective. The session participant professors and other persons involved in the learning process touched upon the effectiveness, benefits and practical application of the trainings; they also dealt with the future plans and voiced their desires and recommendations about the sustainability of the trainings The students who took the courses through the method were welcome participants of the sessions. The second session was dedicated to the best Practices of Teaching staff development centers in European Partner Universities.. European partner universities talked over the training center models practiced by them to share the experience with the conference participants. At the end of the second session, Project Coordinator, Armen Budaghyan summarized and closed the 2-day dissemination conference with final remarks.
After the Dissemination conference, The third Coordination Meeting in the frame of PRINTeL Project took place at ISU. Mr. Armen Budaghyan, Coordinator of the project represented the Current state of the project implementation. Recent activities and future plans were discussed during the coordination meeting by the coordinators of 5 EU partner and 9 PC universities.