DeSTT – Development of Skills and Teachers Training for leadership (2019-2022)
The problem of training and professional development of local community leaders in formal and non-formal education has acquired importance in the Partner Countries due to the growing concern about the forms of citizen involvement in local democracy, about new tools for civil society public outreach. The project is of considerable relevance to meeting the national and regional level priorities of Partner Countries in teacher training and education science.
The project offers the complex system of local community leaders training by integrating formal and non-formal education with the help of developed curriculum in the form of modularized thematic cluster. The cluster combines pedagogical, sociological, psychological, law, economics and management curriculum elements, necessary to make the process of training and professional development of local community leaders more effective, aimed at social interaction in an open civil society, at innovative behavior in a professional environment and local community. One of the main innovative elements is Public E-lab, an indispensable part of Centre for Non-formal Education of Local Community Leaders. The E-Lab serves as a platform for the design, development and promotion of socially significant ideas of the local community, a model for the interaction and e-networking of active representatives of the local community. The E-lab carries out the training for would-be and active community leaders on the formation of virtual communication skills in blogs and forums, including virtual communication with representatives of local authorities, deputies.
The project will specify the competences necessary for different group of local leaders by analyzing the needs of the local community, by analyzing the range of competences provided with existing curricula of formal and non-formal education. The deficient competences will be formed through integrating formal and non-formal education and best practices of universities -members of the consortium. Integration of formal and non-formal education is capable of promoting practice-oriented skills learning which can significantly improve PC’s education systems which are still too theoretical for addressing people’s real needs in regards to leadership. Such integration can maximize local people’s participation levels in local self-government, make people more active in their everyday life.
• Developing interdisciplinary modularized thematic cluster for training leaders in 3-cycle system of higher education involving Bologna progress tools and mechanisms
• Modernizing and developing programs for retraining of local community leaders by integrating formal and non-formal education
• Establishing Centers for Non-formal Education for Local Community Leaders with Public E-Lab as a platform for e-networking, design, development and promotion of socially significant ideas of the local community
Composition of the project consortium:
- 1. Developing Master program modules for training teachers in the formal system of education (MA 1 year 30 ECTS). 2. Developing programs for professional development of teachers for leadership in integrated formal and informal educational formats 3. Establishing Education Centres for Leadership as platforms for the design, development and promotion of socially significant ideas of the local community, for networking of educators with local community
- 2. Developing programs for professional development of teachers for leadership in integrated formal and informal educational formats 3. Establishing Education Centres for Leadership as platforms for the design, development and promotion of socially significant ideas of the local community, for networking of educators with local community
- 3. Establishing Education Centres for Leadership as platforms for the design, development and promotion of socially significant ideas of the local community, for networking of educators with local community
From 6th to 8th of December 2021, the project meetings were held at the Kenzhegali Sagadiyev University of International Business (UIB) with the representatives of partner universities of the DeSTT project – Diana Spulber (University of Social Sciences), Nurpeissova Aigul (Kozybayev University) and coordinators from UIB. During the meetings, following points were discussed: Quality Assurance of the project; further dissemination; activities run by the Education Center for Leadership; implementation of the master’s program.
In November-December 2021, Kenzhegali Sagadiyev University of International Business held trainings for the faculty of Atyrau University, Yessenov University and Kazakh National Pedagogical University (KazNPU). Trainings were conducted online via Microsoft Teams platform. A team of DeSTT project trainers developed and coordinated the training program.
From September 13 to November 5 of 2021, a series of online trainings were conducted at the Kenzhegali Sagadiev University of International Business (UIB) within the framework of the Erasmus+ CBHE program project named “Development of Skills and Teachers Training for Leadership/DeSTT”.
The training participants are instructors of the “National Center for professional development “Orleu” (NCPD “Orleu”). A team of DeSTT project trainers developed and coordinated the training program.
Trainings were held on the following topics: Improving teachers’ public speaking skills for leadership; Digital tools for effective management in the education field; Developing teachers’ stress tolerance and preventing psycho-emotional burnout; Emotional intelligence and leadership; Inclusive education in Kazakhstan; My leadership potential. Each of the training was amounted to 1 ECTS and was conducted via the Microsoft Teams platform. The program and the content of the training are protected by copyright and reviewed by leading Kazakhstani scientists and experts.
From September 6 to 11, 2021, at the UIB, within the framework of the Erasmus+ CBHE Development of Skills and Teachers training for leadership (DeSTT), meetings were held with the project grant holders – Alessandro Figus (UNICAS, Italy), Ramon Bouzas (USC, Spain); and a representative of the partner university – Natalia Shaydorova (Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University, Russia).
During the week, there were discussions on the further sustainable development of the project, quality assurance, implementation of the master’s program, and the activities of the Educational Leadership Center (317 cabinet).
The project coordinators from the UIB are: Tazhina G.O. – Director of the Department for Science and Research, Tatyyeva Zh. A – – Director of the Language Center; Duisekina A. – Director of the International Department; Kabdesov K. T. – Director of the Educational Center for Leadership.
On April 13, 2021, Professor Ramón Bouzas Lorenzo from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) held an online lecture for master students in two foreign languages on the topic “Leadership competences”.
On April 3, 2021, within the framework of the project, a “Training on the Development of Emotional Intelligence” was held for master students of pedagogical specialties.
As part of the project work plan (WP4), an online survey was conducted in December 2020 among representatives of the local educational community in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
On May 6, 2020, a Skype meeting was held with the partners of the consortium, at the meeting they discussed the main ideas for the implementation of the project, administrative issues, etc.
The agenda of the meeting
Greeting from the Rector, Professor Giovanni Battista, Coordinator
Russia, prof. Giovanni Berta and Prof. Information about Shaydarova
information about the NBM of Kazakhstan, prof. Alessandro Figus
Dest quality assurance system and partner participation, the role of the EU partner
information and news (webinar) on June 4 about the virtual seminar “the most important questions for beginners about concepts and models of teacher training for leadership” (Proff. Beta, Ficus, Spoolber, Pevsner)
website / Facebook news (prof. Shaydarova and Prof. Figus, SKSU team, Vadim / Dmitry)
administrative situation ( Prof. Spulber and Dr. Sbardella)
miscellaneous / recent time issues * conclusion
On February 4-9, 2020, a launch meeting of the consortium’s partners was held at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio. The University of International Business was represented by the director of the Language Center Tatyeva Zh. A. During the meeting, a special session was held, the consortium partners presented their universities. Key roles and responsibilities in the project were defined for all partners, key activities and expected results of the project were discussed: organization of project trainings at EU universities and master classes at target universities, development of training programs and introduction of modules or new disciplines into the educational process, purchase and installation of equipment, project sustainability and dissemination plan, quality assurance strategy, financial management of the grant, budget spending regulations.
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