New subject teacher education programs accredited and launched
Workshop on Subject Teacher Education Master Program Design
During December 09-10 (2014), a meeting between the experts of the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Education and University of Prishtina’s Faculty of Education was organized in Ljubljana. The purpose of the meeting was to review the draft of the Master Programs in Subject Teacher Education (Mathematics Education; Chemistry Education; Biology Education; Physics Education) and upgrade the eisting proposals to the final drafts. In addition to narrow field of specialization, the dimensions of general pedagogy and ICT in these programs were addressed. In addition to a general introduction to developing quality Master Programs, the experts from University of Prishtina were provided the possibility to discuss with their Slovenian counterparts (experts from the same field) the details of individual programs. In addition, participation of University of Prishtina experts in selected classes of Master level in University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Education was organized. As a result of the workshop, final draft programs will be proposed to the next Project Coordination meeting in January 2015 in Prishtina.
Overview of EU practices in pre-service teacher education
The Project drafted a report on the current practices in the pre-service teacher education in Europe, by selecting a sample of education systems which were either included in the project consortium or data about those specific systems were easily accessible. The report provides a good ground in ensuring that the development of new Master Programs at the University of Prishtina is in line with the trends in European Union countries. The report covers the dimensions of structuring and organization, modalities and to certain extent the content of teacher education in primary and subject teacher education. To access full document click here.
Situational analysis report: Teacher Education and schooling in Kosovo
The project started with a thorough situational analysis by understanding the local school context and the current challenges teachers face in Kosovo schools. This would enable partners and local experts to develop the future programming that would address the challenges. The situational analysis included both a qualitative inquiry and quantitative inquiry design. Several school were visited to have discussions with school staff on what are the challenges in school and perceptions about quality of pre-service teacher education. To access full document click here
In addition, a detailed analysis of questionnaire with teachers was conducted in order to understand the current teacher readiness to perform certain tasks as well as teacher perception of the importance of certain skills and competencies and their satisfaction with pre-service training. The report identifies several gaps in the system which need to be addressed in the future provision of teacher education.To access full document click here