Education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know.
It'sbeing able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
NEPC DAY AT PRO DIDACTICA
Network of Education Policy Centers (NEPC) is an international non-governmental membership organization that gathers 23 institutional members from 18 countries and 4 individual members. Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA became the NEPC member in 2015.
TRAINING PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS IN THE FIELD OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATIO
On 27-28 April 2016, a group of teachers from the country, who implement the optional subject "European integration for you”, participates in a training program at the Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA, based on the updated curriculum and recommended for use by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Moldova.
On April 26, 2016, within Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA, was held an important event dedicated to a new concept for the Moldovan context: open educational resources (OER). This event was attended by decision makers from the Ministry of Education, members of the Coalition for Open Educational Resources in Moldova (13 institutions, NGOs), representatives from the General Departments of Education, Youth and Sport, trainers of the center, didactical staff from schools and universities, interested in the issue.
WE ANNOUNCE THE FORMATION OF THE COALITION FOR OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES IN MOLDOVA
The founding meeting of the Coalition for Open Educational Resources in Moldova took place on 3rd March 2016, within Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA. During this workshop, Ms. Rima BEZEDE, President of Center welcomed the audience and introduced the international context of the project, and the experts Viorica GORAŞ-POSTICĂ and Valeriu GORINCIOI have exposed the activities of the project "Open Education in Moldova: Here and Now!" .
COOPERATIVE LEARNING WITHIN THE PROGRAM CRITICAL THINKING FOR THE PROFESSIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
During the period of 9 -11 February 2016, the Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA has organized the second training session on „Critical thinking for the professional skills development”. Participants, teachers - representatives from several vocational schools from the Republic of Moldova, focused this time on critical thinking strategies designed to promote cooperative learning, having in objective to form habits of teamwork.
TRAINING PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS WHO IMPLEMENT THE OPTIONAL SUBJECT "EDUCATION FOR EUROPEAN INTEGRATION"
In the framework of the international project "European Lessons", is announced enrollment of 15 didactical staff who teaches optional subject "European integration for you" for free training program, which will last 2 days, based on the updated curriculum and a set of new teaching materials.
Seminar with training elements is scheduled for the Easter holidays and will be held at the Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA (13 Armenească st., Chisinau), trainers: Rodica EŞANU and Eugenia NEGRU.
LAUNCH PROJECT “DEVELOPING HUMAN RESOURCES IN EDUCATION: FROM STRATEGIC IDEAS TO SUSTAINABLE ACTIONS”
During the last years, through the effort of the Ministry of Education and with the support of the donors, several relevant studies and strategic policy documents have been developed that stressed attention on major problems the education is confronted with in the Republic of Moldova related to: human resources development, deficit and fluctuation of the didactical staff, discontent payroll and poor working conditions, but also low social status of teachers.
In this context, the Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA, with the financial support of the Open Society Foundations, provided through the Soros Foundation – Moldova, during the period of February - June 2016 will implement the project Human Resources Development in Education: from the strategic ideas to sustainable actions, which aims at creating and ensuring access to dialogue opportunities with decision- makers in order to raise awareness among with regard to operative and qualitative to approve and implement the National Program for the Development of Human Resources in Education. Key - activities: 3 workshops with participation of High School students, young specialists, LPA representatives of the second level; a radio show; a TV show; assuring the presence of the project events in “Didactica Pro…”Magazine; elaboration, editing and dissemination of the brochure Human resources development in education; organizing a roundtable discussion with participation of public servants and policymakers; a national conference with participation of experts from Romania, decision-makers and educational actors. Project objectives: increasing the information awareness and mobilizing the public opinion in the implementation of the objectives and actions related to National Program for Development of Human Resources; raising awareness among decision-makers, including from the educational system, in order to stress their attention on the need for approval and implementation of the National Program for Development of Human Resources.
increasing the information awareness and mobilizing the public opinion in the implementation of the objectives and actions related to National Program for Development of Human Resources
advanced level to raise awareness among decision-makers to determine them to approve and implement the National Programme for Human Resources Development in Education
a radio show
a TV show
thematic section published in the Didactica Pro ...Magazine
a brochure published and disseminated
about 25 public servants / policy makers - participants in the roundtable
about 90 participants in workshops
Coordinator: Lilia Nahaba
added on: 01.02.2016
GOVERNMENTS OF AUSTRIA AND ROMANIA SUPPORT MODERNIZATION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION OF THE ICT IN MOLDOVA
On the 29th of January 2016 the project “Partnerships for quality and relevance of theICT vocational education in Moldova" was launched. The event was held at the Centre of Excellence of Computer Science and Information Technologies.
The launch event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education, the Embassy of Austria in Chisinau, the Embassy of Romania to Moldova, the Austrian Development Agency, representatives of the education institutions, GIZ, USAID, EU Delegation in Moldova, ICT companies.
The project “Partnerships for quality and relevance of the ICT vocational education in Moldova"is implemented by the Educational Center Pro Didactica in partnership with National Association of Private ICT Companies and with the financial support of the Austrian Development Agency and the Romanian Government. The initiative aims at modernizing the training of specialists in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in the vocational education institutions and to develop an educational offer adjusted to the current requirements of the industry.
The project has a total value of 694 000 Euro and is implemented during the period December 2015 - November 2018. The activities will be focused on increasing the capacities of the Centre of Excellence in Computer Science and Information Technologies, established through the reorganization of the College of Informatics from Chisinau and changing it into driving factor of the development of vocational education and to contribute to the harmonization of ICT education in Moldova with labor market demands.
As a result of the project implementation, the Centre of Excellence in Computer Science and Information Technologies will become an educational platform, able to initiate and carry out actions in order to update curriculum for ICT specialties and significant improvement of the contents and teaching methods. The Centre will be equipped with laboratories and modern systems of management, having established a Department for Continuing Education, the Center will provide to 17 educational institutions – a technologically advanced learning environment, efficient training programs for didactical staff, and also useful resources for teachers and students.
Another main objective will be to strengthen the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Professional Education through providing assistance for the development of basic standards, organizational procedures and working processes. Also, implementers plans to carry out in-service training programs for teachers, to provide internship opportunities for students and didactical staff - actions which will contribute to the correlation of education process outcomes with the rigors and expectations of the private sector. "We are convinced that through this project we will succeed to focus on the most valuable resources that Moldova has - its people and their education, which will contribute to creating more jobs and ensuring sustainable development”, said Mr. Gerhard Schaumberger, Head of Office of the Austrian Development Agency in Chisinau.
Thanks to improvements made through the project and effective change of the current process of training in vocational schools and colleges - young people enrolled in ICT specialties will be able to gain relevant knowledge and to develop practical skills required in the labor market, thus contributing to increasing their chances of employment and professional growth.
Coordinator: Oxana Draguţa
added on: 29.01.2016
TO THE TEACHERS OF THE OPTIONAL SUBJECT 'EUROPEAN INTEGRATION FOR YOU':
LESSONS PLANS AND UPDATED MATERIALS FOR STUDENTS
In the framework of the international project "European Lessons", a team of expert trainers have updated and completed curriculum of "European Integration for you," recommended for use throughout the country by the Ministry of Education, which is piloting as updated version in 4 schools. We therefore propose that teachers and students to use materials developed in addition to the Practicum for students and methodological guide for teachers, placed on our website, and send us feedback at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The project continues, and this year we encourage students and young people to learn more about EU values its history and politics; helping them to understand and recognize the community of democratic countries for each country. The project goal is the same: to create premises for the development of European values and recognition of European integration processes in Georgia and Moldova, until December 2016.
Our partners will be the same: Center for Modern Didactics fromVilnius, Lithuania and Center "School-Family-Society" from Tbilisi, Georgia. Basic activities this year will be the development of a program and additional materials for youth organizations and the development and piloting of a training program for teachers who implement the optional subject "Education for European Integration".
Great successes in our information and training for the European course of the Republic of Moldova.
Coordinator: Viorica Goraş-Postică
added on: 14.01.2016
ORIGINAL TRAINING OF TRAINERS PROGRAM IN CULTURE OF GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD
On 19 to 20 December, a group of 15 primary school teachers from Chisinau, Balti, Comrat, Ciadîr Lunga, Cocieri, Dubasari, Tiraspol and Bender attended a consistent program of training of trainers in intercultural education.
CULTURE OF NEIGHBORHOOD FOR SECOND GRADE. THE MONITORING OF IMPLEMENTATIO OF A NEW OPTIONAL SUBJECT
During November-December 2015, the team of experts and trainers of the Centre has been involved in an intensive monitoring activity of the teaching-learning-assessment process, based on curriculum for second grade, and of the intermediate results achieved by students and teachers.
RESULTS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PROJECT "EUROPEAN LESSONS"
In late November, the project team, in collaboration with expert trainers Eugenia Negru and Rodica Eşanu have completed initial testing of optional updated curriculum "European Integration for you." The activity took place in four high schools in the country: Prometheus-Prime Lyceum in Chisinau (prof. Eugenia Negru); Lyceum "Emil Necula" Mereni, Aneni Noi (prof. Veronica Stratu); Lyceum of Răspopeni (prof. Galina Caba) and Lyceum "Mihai Eminescu" Hincesti (prof. Rostislav Ilin).
The rapid development of ICT offers constantly new opportunities and new challenges for all spheres of human activity. Education is no exception, the integration of ICT in this area being a global challenge. However, the issue of access is on the agenda and is closely linked to the financial coverage.
A new training activity entitled Educational Leadership was held at Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA, on November 3-5. The seminar-training is part of CONSEPT project (phase III), component Organizational Development, implemented by PRO DIDACTICA and supported by the Liechtenstein Development Service Foundation (LED). The project aims on improving the functioning of vocational schools by strengthening the managerial skills of the members of the administration.
From November 30 to December 5 this year, 14 civil society representatives from both banks of Nistru river and of Ukraine conducted a study visit to Stockholm, Sweden. The purpose of the visit was to familiarize with the Swedish best practices in promoting tolerance and intercultural education. and was organized within the "Support to Confidence Building Measures", financed by the European Union co-funded and implemented by UNDP...
STUDY VISIT - THE IDENTIFICATION OF PARTICULARITIES OF THE AUSTRIA VET ICT
On 24-30th of November, a delegation from the Republic of Moldova was in Vienna in a study visit, which overall aim was to collect good practices of VET institutions from ICT area from Austria in order to transfer these knowledge and experience to Moldova. The participants of study visit identified the specificity of Austrian VET system in ICT area, especially on curriculum development process, in link with...
DEVELOPING OF MODULAR CURRICULUM FOR VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN ICT
Within the project "Advancing Quality in ICT Vocational Education in Moldova", during 15-17th October was organized a training for modular curriculum developers. In order to modernize the curriculum for ICT specialties and ensure its relevance to the needs of the labor market, the institutions involved in the project have started the development of modular curricula.
During May 25-26, the members of an educational network HeartsCam created by Dr. David Frost, professor the famous British university, Cambridge, had the opportunity to attend a large event held in Fruska Gora (Serbia). In this context promotes the vision of extended professionalism of teachers that can do much more than just teach the class.
SIX PARENTS ASSOCIATIONS HAVE IMPLEMENTED LOCAL PROJECTS FOR STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
Tuesday, June 25 this year, at 10.00, within the Educational Centre PRO DIDACTICA, 13 Armeneasca Street, will be held the Final Conference of the project "Strengthening local NGOs through community partnerships", performed by the generous support of the American people through State Department. Goal of the project is to strengthen local NGOs (associations of parents) by initiating community partnerships in rural areas.
MENTOR TRAINING PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS IN KINDERGARTENS
Since 18/06/2013, PRO DIDACTICA Educational Centre provides services in the Republic of Moldova Ministry of Education to train mentors in early childhood education, under Contract No. CQS-03/A.3.2.2a, within the project "Global Partnership for Education". About 300 specialists from the field will participate in training mentors in Chisinau, within PRO DIDACTICA Educational Centre staff, in one of the following periods: July 8 to 12, July 15 to 19, 22 to 26 July this year.
The Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA team of trainers began on July 15 mentor training in early education under the contract signed with the Ministry of Education no. CQS-03/A.3.2.2a within the project "Global Partnership for Education." 104 experts in the field of 105 (shift 1) participate in training mentors...
ROUNDTABLE - PRESENTATION OF RESULTS OF NEEDSASSESSMENT ICT VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
On 3rd July, 2013, within Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA held a roundtable of presentation the sociological survey conducted within the project "Advancing quality in ICT vocational education in Moldova", coordinated by host organization, in partnership with the Moldovan Association of Private ICT Companies (ATIC) and...
In the context of the needs assessment within the project “Advancing quality in ICT vocational education in Moldova ", a team of sociologists, with advanced experience in the field, applied research tools to identify the current needs of vocational-technical education institutions that prepare workers and specialists in ICT. It have been already completed and processed about 300 questionnaires;
During January-March 2013 within In-service training program were conducted activities for more than 300 teachers and managers from various educational institutions...Comprehensive training programs were up-dated to real training needs of the participants and include topics from various fields: general psycho pedagogy, didactics, information technology, inclusive education, skills training, management etc.
PROFESSIONAL COUCHING ON SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PLAN ELABORATION
According to the annual plan of activities, from March to June 2013, within the CONSEPT project, Organizational Development component are conducted consulting visits. The project is implemented by Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA with financial support of the Liechtenstein Development Service Foundation. The main goal of the visits is to provide professional support to managerial teams, of the 9 schools involved in the project, on improving and finalizing the plan...
MONITORING VISITS IN THE FRAME OF THE PROJECT "STRENGTHENING LOCAL NGOS CAPACITIES THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS"
During March-April months, the project team of PRO DIDACTICA Educational Centre made the monitoring visits to the six local NGOs that implement projects to strengthen community partnerships. The projects are implemented by the generous support of the American people through the U.S. State Department.
ADVANCING NGOs CAPACITY THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
The main purpose of the project is to contribute to the strengthening of local NGOs (Parents Associations) by initiating local partnerships in rural area. After this project 6 local NGOs (Parents Associations) will be selected for involvement in the project, 6 communities will be able to solve problems in partnership, 6 teams will be involved in different activities, in decision making process, in problems identifying process, and in project writing for solving communities problems, especially related to educational field, 6 projects will be written, and 6 communities problems will be exceeded. These will a benefit for children, for parents, for school, and for whole community.
ELABORATION OF SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PLANS WITHIN CONSEPT PROJECT
One of the main objective of the component "Organizational Development", implemented by PRO DIDACTICA, is to support 9 vocational schools in developing strategic plans in order improve their functioning. In this context, the Centre have organized and conducted a series of training activities during October 2012 - February 2013...
FIRST MEETING OF THE WORKING GROUP WITHIN THE PROJECT "ADVANCING QUALITY IN ICT VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN MOLDOVA
On 7 February, the Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA, hosted the first meeting of the Working Group, whose mission is to define the general framework of project implementation and monitoring activities for to achieve the objectives for the entire period the project.
Organized meeting held a workshop character. Agenda proposed examining terms of reference for newly created group and planning needs assessment for institutions and private firms...
Friday, February 1st, this year, within the Centre met the team of trainers actively involved in our training programs. Topic of discussion, proposed, cleverly prepared and facilitated by Ms Tatiana Cartaleanu was Development of Dynamic Training Community in adult groups.
LAUNCH MOLDOVAN-AUSTRIANPROJECT"ADVANCING QUALITY IN ICT VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN MOLDOVA"
Since December 2012, the Republic of Moldova is implementing the project "Advancing quality in ICT vocational education in Moldova ", coordinated by the Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA, in partnership with the National Association of Private ICT Companies.The Moldovan-Austrian initiative is financially supported by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), of Austrian Development Cooperation funds.
LIST OF SELECTED INSTITUTIONS FOR INVOLVEMENT IN PROJECT "ADVANCING QUALITY IN ICT VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN MOLDOVA"
Based on the analysis files, submitted during 03.01.2012-16.01.2013, to participate in the contest launched by Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA, in partnership with the National Association of Private ICT Companies and the Ministry of Education, of the project "Advancing quality in ICT vocational education in Moldova", funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), of Austrian Development Cooperation funds.
“STRENGTHENING LOCAL NGOS THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS”
On 26-27 December, inside PRO DIDACTICA Educational Centre, was held the seminar on assessment and certification of training program participants “Strengthening local NGOs through community partnerships”, of the project with the same title, offered through the State Department of the United States. The project aims to contribute to strengthening local NGOs (associations of parents) by initiating community partnerships in rural areas.
FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITY FOR TEACHERS FROM GAGAUZIA, WHO TEACH ROMANIAN LANGUAGE IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS
On the 3rd of December 2011, the Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA organized the final activity within the project „Improving State Language Teaching in Gagauzia, implemented with the support of the High Commissioner for National Minorities of the OSCE and the Federal Office for Foreign Affairs of Germany. The project was focussed specifically on providing a training program for teachers from Gagauzia, which teach Romanian in primary school.
SCHOOL COMMUNITIES IN ACTION – NEWS AND PERSPECTIVES
During 24-25 November and 1-2 December, at Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA took place the final activity of the project first year. It was attended by local coordinators from 50 project schools. In this activity, were presented positive practices, successes, including quantitative and qualitative indicators of the progress in development of the extracurricular activities during 2011 year. Meanwhile, schools who implemented successfully the project have a chance to continue local projects in next year.
ROMANIAN LANGUAGE – AN URGENT NECESSITY FOR SOCIAL INTEGRATION
From 10 to 14 of October, the Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA is implementing the first part of a training program for teachers from Gagauzia, which teach Romanian in primary school. The activity involved 46 teachers from around 40 schools, which are trained by a team of 10 trainers. The program includes five days of training perfortmed in an interactive form.
Since August 15, the Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA will implement a new project „Improving State Language Teaching in Gagauzia” which is supported by the High Commissioner on National Minorities of the OSCE and the Federal Office for Foreign Affairs of Germany.
The overall goal of the project is to contribute to a more integrated society in Moldova through improved state language teaching in the schools of Gagauzia
The project will focus specifically on providing a training program for teachers from Gagauzia, which teach Romanian in primary school. For this purpose will be created a group of trainers, who, besides the training of teachers, will participate in developing the training concept and training materials for it.
Participants will be involved in a training program for 5 days, where they can acquire new knowledge and will be able to improve / upgrade methodology skills of the Romanian language teaching in primary school, including key application of modern educational technologies and pupil centered learning. After a period of application of the learned in the classroom, they will meet within the follow-up activities to share experience and exchange best practices.The project has duration of four months and will end on December 15, 2011.
added on: 24.08.2011
TEACHING LEADERSHIP – A CHALLENGE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHERS
Within the international project „Teaching Leadership”, coordionated by a team from Cambridge University, appeared a functional and original book „Teaching Leadership – a challenge for professional development of teachers”. It was coordinated and conceptualized by Viorica Goraş-Postică and Rima Bezede. The book, published in an edition of 500 copies, included theoretical concepts and practical tools of Teaching leadership as well as development projects elaborated by the teachers involved in the project. This book completes PRO DIDACTICA Library collection, HERE AND NOW.Practical approach of this concept focuses on quality of learning, on systematic monitoring and evaluation of learning, on professional development of teachers.
added on: 15.07.2011
FINAL SEMINAR WITHIN TEACHING LEADERSHIP PROJECT IN MOLDOVA
On 14 July 2011, at the Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA, was organized a final seminar within Teaching Leadership project. The 15 teachers who are involved in the project presented their professional development projects and were certified. The activity was attended by representatives of Ministry of Education and Rayonal Department of Education, Youth and Sport.
EASTERN DIMENSION OF MOBILITY - CONFERENCE IN WARSAW
On 6-7 July, in Warsaw was held a conference entitled Eastern dimension of mobility. It was organized by the European Commission and Poland, which currently holds the Presidency of the Council of Europe, and is one of the EU Eastern Partnership Initiative.
During the period June 20 – June 30 trainers from Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA are implementing a training program for teachers and managers from primary level. The training sessions involved 99 teachers from Orhei. The purpose of this activity is to support the developing and updating of teachers professional skills.
From February 4 to June 4 2011, Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA implemented a training program for lyceum teachers from rural areas. This program took place within the project Quality Education in Rural Areas in Moldova, supported by the World Bank and coordinated by the Ministry of Education. The aim of this activity was to develop and update the teacher’s methodological skills.
On June 1st, at the Educational Centre took place a meeting with representatives of Centre of Information and Research “Integration and development” from Simferopol, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine.
Topics at the meeting included the opportunities of creation, step by step, of a joint partnership in the implementation of neighborhood projects related to intercultural education and exchange of experience between the two countries - Moldova and Ukraine.
This activity was attended by representatives of the ministry and also of Gagauzia.
added on: 16.06.2011
From April 14 to May 25, 2011, a number of 30 monitoring visits were conducted in 30 institutions, involved in the project School Communities in Action: creating the conditions for persistence in school pupils in socially vulnerable families. Trainers and the project managerial team from EC Pro Didactica has been in several of them accompanied by Yoon Durbin, representative of the Open Society Institute in Budapest and international consultant of the project.Aiming at assessing the quality of project activities, monitoring was based on tools developed both for trainers and for the implementation team.
NETWORKING EVENT IN BUCHAREST WITHIN INTERNATIONAL PROJECT “TEACHER LEADERSHIP”
From May the 20th to the 21st of May, the Centre Education 2000 + from Bucharest, in collaboration with the Faculty of Education from Cambridge University and the Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA, organized an international seminary with the participation of teachers from Iaşi, Bucharest and Moldova. Within this activity teachers were able to exchange professional experience of teaching and the research made.
A METHODOLOGYCAL SEMINAR FOR TEACHERS-LEADERS AT LYCEUM “EMIL NICULA” FROM MERENI, ANENII NOI
On May 16th, representatives of the three teams involved in the International Project “Teacher Leadership” – TL Petrunea, Glodeni; TL ”Liviu Damian”, Rişcani, and the hosts, met again to exchange experience and knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects with teachers from Mereni. Contacts with a pedagogical impact were established, and current issues, focused on developing multiple intelligences in different disciplines were discussed.
FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITY. TRAINING PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS WHO WORK WITH CHILDREN FROM SOCIALLY VULNERABLE FAMILIES
On May 6th, at Educational Centre PRO DIDACTICA, took place a follow-up activity for teachers, who have participated during the month of March 2011 in a Training program for teachers who work with children from socially vulnerable families within the project School Communities in Action: Creating conditions for children from socially vulnerable families to stay in school. There were two teachers invited from each institution involved. During the follow-up sessions they presented their homework, the successes and problems they overcame.
Recently no. 2 (66), 2011 of Didactica Pro... magazine of educational theory and practice has been published. Titled Again about competencies it contains several articles focused on the topic of theoretical and practical aspects related to the training of competences at the preschool and school levels, for children and also adults, like: Educational competence - value, objective and purpose (Vlad PÂSLARU), Project Manager: claimed competences on the educational market (Viorica GORAŞ-POSTICĂ), Methodological aspects of competence training at chemistry lessons (Ion BOTGROS, Ludmila FRANŢUZAN, Lilia ZOTA), Background on gender friendly school - stake for the of gender development of children (Daniela TERZI-BARBAROŞIE) etc.
added on: 16.06.2011
EXCHANGE OF GOOD PRACTICES WITHIN THE PROJECT “EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP” - METHODOLOGYCAL SEMINAR IN LYCEUM PETRUNEA, GLODENI
On 18 April, teachers from the three schools involved in the project “Educational Leadership” - L „Emil Necula” Mereni, Anenii Noi; L „Liviu Damian” Rîşcani and L Petrunea have had the pleasure to meet again to disseminate the results of their research in development projects.
METHODOLOGICAL TRAINING FOR TEACHERS IN RURAL LYCEUMS
In rural lyceums throughout the republic is ongoing methodological training program for lyceum teacher staff within the project “Quality Education in Rural Areas of Moldova”. The 785 local trainers involved in this program were prepared in March, by a team of 24 national trainers.
Among those who have already completed courses are Anenii Noi, Briceni, Edinet, Floresti, Soroca and Lyceum “Lucian Blaga” of Tiraspol. Most of teams decided to provide the training activities during Easter holidays, the deadline is May 10.Project monitoring team, represented by the representatives of Ministry of Education and Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA, recently visited Lyceum “Olimp” of Costesti, Ialoveni.
added on: 14.04.2011
DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS - ESSENCEOF THEINTERNATIONAL PROJECTS “EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP”
On the1st of April, at the Educational Centre PRO DIDACTICA representatives of 2 schools (Lyceum „Emil Nicula” Mereni, Anenii Noi and Lyceum Petrunea, Glodeni) participated at a workshop within a unique international project, initiated and coordinated by the University of CambridgeDuring the training workshop they reviewed research projects, in the final phase, which have different subjects and are oriented towards solving prior problems in the education, making up the presentation summary of the theoretical and practical tools applied and used in research.
On March 27 ended the trainings of local trainers in the subcomponent “Methodological training for lyceum teachers” within the project “Quality Education in Rural Areas of Moldova”. It was attended by 785 teachers from lyceums, including Chiefs of Methodological Centers from all 35 rayons. Training activities were conducted by a team of national trainers, who have implemented a 24-hours activity, which included a variety of topics such as: Management of the lesson in terms of quality assurance perspective.
TRAINING PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS WHO WORK WITH CHILDREN FROM SOCIALLY VULNERABLE FAMILIES
During periods March 21 to 23 and March 28 to 30 at Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA has been implemented a training program for teachers who workwith children from socially- vulnerable families. This activity is organized within project School Communities in Action: Creating conditions for children from socially vulnerable families to stay in school.The program was attended by two representatives from each school involved in the project: the deputy director for education and a teacher.
METHODOLOGICAL TRAINING FOR LOCAL TRAINERS IN THE PROJECT “QUALITY EDUCATION IN RURAL AREAS OF MOLDOVA”
From March 5 to 27 current, at the Institute of Labor, Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA implements a training program for local trainers within the subcomponent “Methodological training for lyceum teachers” of project “Quality education in rural areas of Moldova”. Participants of this training are about 800 local trainers, two teachers from each lyceum form the country and heads of methodical centers in all districts.
In the period February 24 to 26, at PRO DIDACTICA, which took place a methodological training for 20 national trainers within the project “Quality education in rural areas Moldova”, supported by the World Bank and coordinated by the Ministry of Education.
This number of the magazine approaches different aspects of social education, an education oriented towards revaluating individuality and society requirements. Mr. D. Batîr encourages youngsters to live their lives based on some perennial values. In the same rubric – QUO VADIS – M. Hadîrcă reflects on education in the context of an educational ideal - reality relation. The rubric EX CATHEDRA debates the following problems: Intercultural education – premise of successful integration in the contemporary society (O. Duhlicher, O. Dandara), Influence of vocational education on the social and scholar integration (O. Dandara), Didactic planning and developing technologic competences of pupils (A. Rusu) and Psycho-pedagogical approach of the personality of a small pupil in the context of technological integration (E. Vinnicenco).
ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE CONSEPT PROJECT
In 2010, as in previous two years, the Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA participates, as a partner, to the implementation of the project CONSEPT / “Consolidating the system of professional technical education from the Republic of Moldova”/ Strengthening Vocational Training in Moldova, organized with the support of the „Liechtenstein Development Service Foundation (LED).
CRITICAL THINKING METHODOLOGY INCORPORATION INTO SCHOOL CURRICULUM. DECEMBER 2009–FEBRUARY 2010 ACTIVITIES
Within the “Integration of the critical thinking development methodologies into the renovated version of the National Curriculum for pre-university education in Republic of Moldova” project, there were several activities organized by February 4th, 2010.
• Analysis of the curricular documents from 2006 and analysis of the new curricular drafts under development within the Ministry of Education project, which have been proposed for public discussion and identification of gaps in terms of incorporation of principles of critical thinking development within the methodological component of the curriculum; (December 2009 -January 2010);
A NEW PROJECT: INTEGRATION OF THE CRITICAL THINKING DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGIES INTO THE RENOVATED VERSION OF THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM FOR PRE-UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IN REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA
A new project targeting aiming to support the process of qualitative improvement of the National Curriculum for pre-university education in the Republic of Moldova via the integration of the critical thinking development principles and methodology into the renovated version of subject curricula has started in December 2009. The project is supported by a grant from Foundation Open Society Institute (Zug).
CONSULTANCY IN SDP ELABORATION WITHIN THE CONSEPT PROJECT
During May – July, 2008, during the CONSEPT project, the “Organizational Development” component, the site coaching/consultancy activities took place.
The purpose of implementing these activities was to contribute to the improvement of School Development Plans by assuring professional support and assistance to the administrative teams.
During 26-30 May, within the „For a better governance and resposibility in school” project, the answer visit of the didactic and managerial staff from Romania took place in the theoretical lyceums „A. Russo” from Orhei, „M. Eminescu” from Comrat and from Varniţa, Anenii Noi county.
THE DIDACTIC ADDITIONAL ISSUE “READING, I LEARN TO BE” – NOW IN RUSSIAN TOO!
Recently, the didactic book series HERE AND NOW was completed with the additional issue ЧИТАЮ И УЧУСЬ БЫТЬ, elaborated within the FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN project. The first book beneficiaries were formmassters from the ATU Gagauzia (Autonomous Territorial Unit Gagauzia) and Taraclia region.
As a result of the study visit in Romania – a visit done within the „For a better governance and resposibility in school” project – all 21members of the administrative teams from the participative schools achieved rich experiences. They were impressed by the high level of professional competences shown...
„INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION: What? Why? How?” MUNICIPAL SEMINAR IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PRODIDACTICA EDUCATIONAL
On May 21st 2008 the liceum „Nicolae Iorga” from Chisinau was the host of the „INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION: What? Why? How?” municipal seminar, organized by the Information and Relations with Community Section within the Directorate for Education, Youth and Sport from Chisinau, in partnership with PRO DIDACTICA Educational Centre.
During May 19-24, a group of 22 professors, including the managerial staff from seven liceums from Moldova, are making a study visit in Romania.The activity is part of the „For a better management and responsibility in school” project, developed in partnership with Educatia Centre 2000+ from Bucharest.
“THE FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN” PROJECT. PRELIMINARY SUMMING UP
Within the Scholarship Programme, the follow-up activities for master-teachers from ATU Gagauzia (Autonomous Territorial Unit Gagauzia) and Taraclia region have ended.
On May 16th, the last workshops took place at the Centre, summarizing the work done on field by the teacher-beneficiaries.
THE DIDACTIC ADDITIONAL ISSUE “READING, I LEARN TO BE” (CITIND, ÎNVĂŢ SĂ FIU) IS A NICE ACHIEVEMENT OF “THE FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN” PROJECT TEAM
During the Easter holidays, a new event, that took place at the PRO DIDACTICA Educational Centre, brought to a meeting the main specialists from the Regional Ministry of Education which are responsible for the education sector.
PRODUCTIVE LEARNING A NEW PROJECT WHICH HAS THE AIM TO BUILD A BRIDGE BETWEEN SCHOOL AND LIFE
On April the 9th - 11th 2008, an opening seminar of the project in question took place in Sinaia, being organized by the Educaţia 2000+ Centre from Bucharest and having as participants the Romania, Bulgaria and Republic of Moldova deputations. The financial support was offered by Soros Foundation.
THE ELABORATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT PLANS OF PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS GOES ON
During April the 10th -12th of 2008, within the CONSEPT project, the second module of the instructive program „The elaboration of the Development Plan of the School” took place.
The administrative teams from the 4 pilot-professional schools have presented their sketches regarding the Development Plans of the School.
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM „A FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN” AT THE STAGE OF SUMMING UP
Within the follow-up activities organized on February the 8th, March the 21st and 28th there were presented and discussed the activities results of the cursists at their place of residence.
Most of the teachers, gainers of the scholarship program, involved pupils and teachers of the schools they represent within the site activities, while the parents ...
ELABORATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS WITHIN THE CONSEPT PROJECT
During the period of March the 19th -22nd 2008, a training programme „Elaboration of the development plan for Schools” took place at the PRO DIDACTICA Educational Centre. It was designed for managerial teams from 4 participating professional schools at “The conssolidating of technical professional preparation system in Republic of Moldova” (CONSEPT) project.
THE FINAL PHASE OF THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM „A FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN”
During the spring holidays, the Scholarship Program for those 3 groups of master-teachers from ATU Găgăuzia and Taraclia was organized. Thus, a total of 120 scholarship beneficiaries were involved in the project “A future for our children”.
CONSOLIDATING THE SYSTEM OF PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION FROM THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA
The Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA participates, as a partner, to the implementation of the project “Consolidating the system of professional technical education from the Republic of Moldova”/ Strengthening Vocational Training in Moldova, organized with the financial support of the „Liechtenstein Development Service Foundation (LED).
DISSEMINATING GOOD PRACTICES WITHIN THE PROJECT: “TOWARDS A BETTER GOVERNANCE AND RESPONSIBILITY IN SCHOOLS”
Two site visits with the scope of disseminating good practices of managerial teams were organized within the project “Towards a better governance and responsibility in schools”, implemented in partnership with the Center Education 2000+, Bucharest, and financed by the Institute for an Open Society from Budapest. The seminars in which were presented the most successful practices took place at the Theoretical Lyceum from Gura Galbenei and at Theoretical Lyceum „Alexandru cel Bun” from Slobozia.
Within the project „A future for our children”, the work site visits are being organized. The project trainers are participating to the activities that are being organized by class-teachers from the South part of the Republic, beneficiaries of the Scholarship Program.
These activities approach different aspects of the problem of children dumped at home as a result of their parents going abroad to work. In order to accomplish the project’s specific objectives – pupils, parents, community members etc. are involved in the activities.
PARTICIPATION AND QUALITY IN EDUCATION: A NEW REGIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT IN SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
On the 6th and 7th of February, 2008, the Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA has organized an interview, using the focus-group method, with the school principals from Chisinau, Anenii Noi, Straseni and Ialoveni. This activity represents a start of a new project – Participation and quality in Education – a regional research project in South-Eastern European countries, with the financial support ESP (Education Support Program) and coordinated by the Center of Educational Policies from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.