The Faculty of Journalism of ZNU (Zaporizhzhia National University) within the framework of international activities invited Professor Nico Drok (Windesheim University (Netherlands) to give a guest lecture to the faculty teachers and students majoring in specialties "Journalism" and "Information, Library and Archival Affairs". Professor Drok’s lecture was "How teachers of journalism faculties see future professions in the context of social change: a view from different countries".
Participants of the international project Erasmus + KA2 MultiEd "Foreign Language Teacher Training Capacity Development as a Way to Ukraine’s Multilingual Education and European Integration" are actively working on developing of strategies for multilingual education. Recently, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (MESU) as a partner of the MultiEd consortium initiated an advisory seminar to exchange experience and ideas on the way to creating these strategies. The project Manager Oleksandra Golovko (University of Tartu, Estonia) moderated the event.
At the end of October, ZNU teachers attended a five-day study visit to Estonia as part of the MultiEd international educational project “Foreign Language Teacher Training Capacity Development as a Way to Ukraine’s Multilingual Education and European Integration / MultiEd” under the umbrella of Erasmus+ KA2 project. Associate Professors of the Department of English Philology and Linguistic Didactics Natalia Nadtochii, Maryna Zaluzhna and Senior Lecturer of the Department of Theory and Practice of English Translation Viktoriia Pohonets visited the Estonian cities – Tallinn, Tartu and Narva. The visit was devoted to getting acquainted with the specifics of the application of the methodology of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Estonian educational institutions.
The Chair of Journalism of the Faculty of Journalism of ZNU (Zaporizhzhia National University) continues to implement the international project "DESTIN" under the Erasmus + program (KA2: Capacity Building in Higher Education) "Journalism Education for Democracy in Ukraine: Developing Standards, Integrity and Professionalism".
Recently, Zaporizhzhia National University participated the large-scale meeting of managers of the Erasmus + KA2 MultiEd project, where partners from Ukraine, Estonia, United Kingdom and Germany set plans and tasks for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Vice-Rector for Research and International Affairs Gennady Vasylchuk, Project Administrative Manager, Deputy Dean for International Affairs of the Faculty of Journalism Katerina Sirinyok-Dolgaryova, project participants from the Faculty of Foreign Philology Associate Professors of the Chair of the Second Foreign Language Teaching Olena Pieshkova and Olha kanibolotska attended the event. The representatives of the project coordinator Tartu University (Estonia) Oleksandra Golovko and Kristijan Klauks led the meeting.
Recently a round table discussion was held at Zaporizhzhia National University (ZNU): «DESTIN Project: Results and Implications for Journalism Education in Ukraine».
On May 20 the Faculty of Journalism of Zaporizhzhia National University (ZNU) organized and held an original event within the framework of the Erasmus+ KA2 DESTIN project – «Journalism Education for Democracy in Ukraine: Developing Standards. Integrity and Professionalism». «DESTIN Open Day» is an open day, which aimed to gather online in one place and at one time real and potential participants of the program: faculty members, students, employers (media workers in the region), university applicants, public authorities.
Traditionally, spring break is the time for professional development of Zaporizhzhia in-service teachers. Zaporizhzhia National University organized a professional development workshop “Distance foreign language teaching: online features” within the project Erasmus+ KA2 CBHE MultiEd (“Foreign Language Teacher Training Capacity Development as a Way to Ukraine’s Multilingual Education and European Integration”). The professional seminar-practicum was organized by the Faculty of Foreign Philology in cooperation with Zaporizhzhia City Council’s municipal establishment “Centre of pedagogical professional development” and the Faculty of Journalism.
On February 18, a scheduled meeting of the Erasmus + KA2 project consortium "Development of foreign language teacher training capacity as a way to implement multilingual education and European integration of Ukraine (MultiEd)" took place. The partnership was represented by the University of Tartu (Estonia), Heidelberg Pedagogical University (Germany), Aston University (UK), 8 Ukrainian universities: Zaporizhzhya National University, V.O. Sukhomlynskyi National University of Mykolaiv, Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, Poltava V.G. Korolenko National Pedagogical University, State Higher Educational Institution “Donbas State Pedagogical University”, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University, State Higher Educational Establishment "Precarpathian National University named after Vasyl Stefanyk", TESOL All-Ukrainian Association of English Teachers». Oleksandra Golovko, project coordinator and manager from the University of Tartu (Estonia) moderated the event.