The working group of the DESTIN project (Erasmus + KA2) of the Faculty of Journalism discussed the results of a visit to the UK
Recently, a team of Zaporizhzhia National University has made a week-long working visit to the UK, where participated in a conference of a three-year project on the Erasmus+ KA2 DESTIN program at the Bath Spa University.
DESTIN is an acronym for an international project to improve journalism education in Ukraine, the full name of which is “Journalism Education for Democracy in Ukraine: Developing Standards, Integrity and Professionalism”.
The project coordinator, Bath Spa University, brought together over fifty representatives of 20 partner organizations, including European and Ukrainian universities, professional mass media and student associations, public organizations for quality control of education, employers (Ukrainian Public Radio) and the Ministry of Education and science of Ukraine.
Representatives of ZNU such as the dean of the Faculty of Journalism Viktor Kostiuk, assistant professors Kateryna Sirinok-Dolharova and Olena Tupakhina joined the discussion of the important constituent moments of DESTIN. In particular, Viktor Kostiuk and Kateryna Sirinok-Dolharova presented their study of the analysis of the quality of academic staffing of the journalism departments of Ukraine.
After the end of the conference in the UK, the preparatory phase of the project started in the field. The working group from ZNU, which also includes Yuliia Liubchenko, head of the journalism department, and Pavlo Miroshnychenko and Yurii Kostiuk, associate professors of the journalism department, discussed the following steps including preparing an audit of educational programs and curricula for undergraduate and graduate programs in journalism drawing up a project work plan for the spring semester.
The next large-scale event of DESTIN is an international conference in Kyiv, where all partners will gather to discuss the results of the audit of journalism programs of ten Ukrainian universities, as well as will be trained by European experts on the quality of education.