Re-Direction

Redefining Higher Education on a digital context and mainstreaming a common inclusive and green structure based on EU best practices and policy recommendations

 

The RE-DIRECTION project is aimed at reinforcing Ukrainian and Georgian Universities with innovative forms of teaching, by redesigning and updating current curricula covering the triphasic spectrum of digitalization, sustainability and inclusivity. At the same time, we envisage to create this change homogenously towards target country HEIs and for this reason a Methodological Framework will be developed, based on the desk and field research, putting evidence on the current trends, societal skills demand, best practices and identifying gaps and inefficiencies. During the development phase of the curricula, we will develop both core and specialized courses which will be validated by a Consultation Committee, reassuring the standards are maintained and regulations are followed. Simultaneously, our project will put a great focus on remote HEIs and institutions of vulnerable communities. During the piloting phase of the redesigned curricula important data will be extracted, emphasizing on connectivity issues of remote HEIS and/or students residing in remote areas. At the end, the Re-Direction project, based on the findings, will involve stakeholders and policy makers in the development of policy recommendations in key areas such as: connectivity solutions, access to IT infrastructure, partnership with ISPs and innovative solutions i.e. 5G and mesh networks.

Objectives of the project

The objectives of the Re-Direction project are designed to elevate the standards and innovation of higher education, augment the proficiency and aptitudes of students and staff, foster inclusiveness in education, upgrade the methods of teaching and assessment, enhance the resources available to higher education institutions, enhance teacher training and upskilling programs, and promote collaboration among institutions and actors to proactively foster reform in an institutional level. In the context of the above outlined needs and gaps in the labour market in Ukraine and Georgia, the objectives are formed as following:

  • Elevating the standard of higher education by fostering cooperation of HEIs and Ministries of Education to promote reform in an institutional level.
  • Creation and implementation of a common digital ecosystem with concrete steps for online learning and e-learning tools and Development of common updated programs for Ukraine’s and Georgia’s integration into the EU Digital Single Market of the future.
  • Augmenting the proficiency and aptitudes of students preparing for digital economy.
  • Fostering access, equity and inclusiveness in the higher education system.
  • Improving teacher training programs and upskilling.
  • Enhancing the resources available to higher education institutions and pinpoint relevant frameworks and synergies.
  • Mainstreaming cooperation between institutions and across national actors.

 

Expected Main Results

  • WP1: Project management &  Quality Assurance
  • WP2: Development of methodological framework for the readjustment of the current pedagogical methods applied
  • WP3: Redesigning of curricula based on DigiCompEdu and GreenComp and Development of the Core Curriculum
  • WP4: Organisation of the joint staff training and pilot of the curriculum
  • WP5: Development of policy recommendations for improving connectivity in remote areas
  • WP6: Dissemination and Exploitation activities

Project Activities

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