Meeting in Ruse, Bulgaria, February 8-10, 2016

8-10 of February 2016 the University of Ruse (Bulgaria) hosted the coordination and work meeting of the consortium involved in the project „A network for developing lifelong learning in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine (LeAGUe)” (543839-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-SE-TEMPUS-SMHES). This year’s meeting was attended by more than 50 representatives from Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Sweden, Portugal, Denmark and the UK.

There were two special themes to the meeting – the pilot LLL courses presentation/ implementation and country’s policy and strategy development for LLL. University delegates reviewed the current status of the LLL courses design and the roadmap of their implementation.

Ukraine will run 5 free LLL courses through:

– Kharkov National University of Radio Electronics (KNURE): “Project management”;

– National Technical University of Ukraine “KPI”: “Linux Professional Institute”;

– Odessa National Polytechnic University: “Introduction to Software Engineering”, “Industrial Networks”;

– Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University: “E-labs development”.

The KNURE free course “Project management” already started on 01/02/2016.

 

Georgia will run 3 free LLL courses through:

– Ilia State University: “Courses for the science teachers in Inquiry Based Science Education”;

– University of Georgia: “Computer Network”;

– Telavy State University. J. Gogebashvili: “Winegrowing-winemaking”.

 

Armenia will run 4 free LLL courses through:

– Armenian National Agrarian University: “Geographic information systems (GIS) for environmental protection”; Gavar State University – “General English”,

– Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University – “Arts and Crafts “,

– Vanadzor State Pedagogical Institute -” Office clerk “.

In highly interactive sessions suggestions on how the LLL country’s policy and strategy should be implemented were agreed. All representatives will present their proposals to the appropriative Ministries of Education and Science prior to the next 2017-year.

The results of that project will effect the Ukraine Lifelong learning paradigm shift away from the ideas of teaching and training towards those of learning, from knowledge-conveying instruction to learning for personal development and from the acquisition of special skills to broader discovery and the releasing and harnessing of creative potential. 

This project is funded by the European Union with an active participation of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Armenia and Georgia.