CERTIFICATION OF TRAINERS FROM THE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN INFORMATICS AND INFORMATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES IN THE FIELD OF ADULT PSYCHO-PEDAGOGY

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On May 31 2017, the CEITI Resource Center held a follow-up seminar for trainers, attended by 21 teachers from colleges and professional schools, who were in an effective exchange of experience on the first months of intensive application of acquisitions from the two previous training modules. The activity was carried out within the project Partnerships for Quality and Relevance in ICT Vocational Education in Moldova” supported by the Austrian Agency for Development/ADA from the Austrian Development Cooperation Fund and the Romanian Government and implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Education of the Republic Moldova and ATIC. The vast majority of participants are motivated to take a new step in their professional career as an adult educator in the field, in which he works, from young specialists to foremen and colleagues from the field disciplines who did not have a pedagogical faculty at university.

Thus, each trainer worked in a partnership with 1-2 colleagues, designing a training program on various andragogical topics, consisting of at least 8 sessions, with design in the key to the learning and design framework Evoking-Realizing Sense-Reflection-Expansion. We also appreciated the quality of application in different contexts of the sessions, both in the course classes and in the methodological seminars of department.

We review some positive practices that have enjoyed high-profile audience appraisals, including training seminars: “Cooperative Learning from a Constructivist Perspective in Adults”: Svetlana FRUMUSACHI and Lilia GRAJDIAN from the Center for Excellence in Energy and Electronics; “Didactic Communication”, conceived and realized by the CEITI trainers Oxana Brătescu and Viorica OSOIANU; “Using Digital Teaching Materials in Adult Education”, by Angela LEBEDENIUC of CEITI; “The Boomerang Effect of Adult Feedback” by Petru ARCAN, Olga JIMBEI from CEITI, in collaboration with Corina VASILOS from the Balti Railway Technical College.

Finally, we conclude on the importance of complex, multifaceted didactic approach and its impact on the personal and professional development of teachers, as well as on the development of educational and training capacities by the recently opened Center to be accredited in the future, as well as based on the curriculum developed by trainers, coordinated with much dedication and responsibility by Mrs. Nina Negară from CEITI.

Viorica GORAȘ-POSTICĂ,
Trainer

MANAGERIAL AND TEACHING STAFF CERTIFICATION SEMINAR OF PARTICIPANTS IN THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ”EVALUATION OF INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE”

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On May 19, at the PRO DIDACTICA Educational Center, a group of 18 inspectors and teachers from Edineţ, Soroca, Ungheni, Cimişlia and Cahul districts were professionally qualified to apply a set of intercultural competency assessment tools, developed by trainers: Tatiana CARTALEANU, Olga COSOVAN, Angela GRAMA-TOMIȚA, Rodica SOLOVEI, Rima BEZEDE and Viorica GORAȘ-POSTICĂ.

After being trained a month ago by the above-named trainers, the teachers involved organized at least one promotional activity for the instruments and optional discipline Intercultural education, during April-May, at raion level. At the follow-up meeting they presented the project and conclusions on its outcomes. Those who teach in schoos also did one or several hours of conducting activity or an hour in the subject they were teaching, applying some of the tools in the book to provide some recommendations for optimizing the toolkit. Also, these tools have been promoted in the institution so that other colleagues can select and apply them as an experiment when needed, but also adapt them to specific learning contexts and children’s potential.

The youth centers in the five districts, which delegated the participants to the seminar, in cooperation with the National Youth Council of Moldova, have previously distributed to all institutions in the rayon auxiliary the Intercultural Competence and now it monitors how it is used in schools. The novelty and usefulness of the evaluation tools was appreciated by practitioners, including by clarifying the concept of intercultural competence, through its various evaluation strategies: the docimological test and the questionnaire; Products and grids; Graphic resources; Case study; The project, as a tool for developing and evaluating intercultural competence; How to apply the game in the assessment of intercultural competence, but also the trip as an original tool for assessing intercultural competence. By the end of the year, the toolkit will be modified and improved, according to school feed-back, and will later be published to be accessible to the general public.

We hope that, in the next  school year of, more children and teachers will choose from the list of optional subjects Intercultural Education, which is very necessary in our socio-cultural context, but also in the vast majority of countries of the world, but which is well provided with didactic material, especially thanks to the involvement of NGOs in international projects.

Viorica GORAȘ-POSTICĂ, trainer

A NEW TRAINING PROGRAM IN PSYCHOPEDAGOGY FOR TEACHERS FROM THE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN INFORMATICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

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Between 3 to 5 April, this year, the trainers from CE PRO DIDACTICA, Viorica Goras-Postica and Daniela Padure, have facilitated a training program, for teachers and school managers from the Center of Excellence in Informatics and Information Technologies. The activity took place at the Department Hall of Training and Educational Resources, recently opened and is a part of the project „Partnerships for the quality and the relevance of ICT technical vocational education in Moldova”, implemented by the Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA in partnership with the National Association of ICT/ATIC, with support from the Austrian Development Agency/ADA, funded by Austrian Development Cooperation/ADC and by the Romanian Government.

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