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Enhancing Teaching Practice in Higher Education in Russia and China (ENTEP)

EU-funded Erasmus+ project

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Erasmus+, Capacity Building Project: Enhancing Teaching Practice in Higher Education in Russia and China (ENTEP)

Our wider objective is to contribute to the HE reform in Russia and China through establishing the sustainable system of professional development in higher education on the basis of the best EU teaching practices and equipped with contemporary innovative teaching methodologies and pedagogical approaches.

Specific project objectives:

  • To harmonise teaching practices in Europe, Russia and China through the series of workshops and seminars introducing major principles of EHEA (European Higher Education Area)
  • To establish university-wide, cross-departmental centres for teaching and learning in Russian and Chinese Universities and to enable their staff to support each other and develop their own expertise and research as specialists in educational development
  • To develop a comprehensive set of professional standards and guidelines for teacher training providers and leaders and to introduce learning and teaching tools, methodologies and pedagogical approaches including learning outcomes and ICT practices, blended courses and mobility strands between programmme and partner country universities
  • To design and deliver modern, module-based pilot curriculum for higher education teacher training, based on contemporary education science and aimed at professional development of the academic staff
  • To improve quality assurance units responsible for quality control and monitoring procedures at PCIs and enhance quality, relevance and convergence with EU initiatives
  • To disseminate project outcomes and best practices in higher education sector of Russia and China and to enhance networking among HE and professional pedagogical associations across partner countries and programme countries
  • To ensure sustainability of centres for teaching and learning and new programmes beyond the project life and to maximise their efficiency and effectiveness

Our partners

Lead partner: Technische Universiteat Dresden (Germany)

Programme universities in Europe: University of Hildesheim (Germany), Universita di Bologna (Italy), Instituto Politecnico de Coimbra (Portugal).

Partner universities in Russia: Institute of World Civilizations (Russia), Federal State Budget Scientific Institution–Institute of Peda, Kazan Federal University (Russia), Ural State University of Economics (Russia), Penza State University (Russia).

Partner universities in China: Sanya University (China), Jiangxi Normal University (China), Private Hualian University (China).

Project specifics

Funding awarded for this project: €997,985

Duration of project: three years

LJMU project manager: Dr Nicholas Wise

Project participation to date:

  • Kick-off meeting in Dresden, Germany (March 2018)
  • Manager training workshop at LJMU (June 2018)
  • Teacher training workshop at LJMU (September 2018)
  • ENTEP Conference in Kazan, Russia (October 2018)

Forthcoming meeting:

  • ENTEP meeting of partners in Guangzhou, China (May 2019)

Manager Training Workshop (11-16 June 2018)

The following content was delivered:

  • Learning and teaching at LJMU and designing learning and teaching research
  • Engagement and student-centred practice strategy
  • Quality assurance procedures and approaches and learner oriented assessment strategy
  • Managing higher education standards, evaluating teaching quality, and accreditation
  • Delivering a learning and teaching conference for staff to share ongoing and best practices
  • Research informed teaching strategies
  • Establishing and leading a learning and teaching centre and understanding its role in controlling professional development of staff
  • European education strategies

Participants from: Federal State Budget Scientific Institution–Institute of Peda, Kazan Federal University (Russia), Ural State University of Economics (Russia), Penza State University (Russia), and Private Hualian University (China)

Colleagues contributing to the delivery of content at LJMU: 

Teacher Training Workshop (3-7 September 2018)

The following content was delivered:

  • Curriculum design and learning outcomes
  • Delivery and exploring good teaching/engagement
  • Research informed teaching
  • Innovative teaching strategies and utilising technology in the classroom
  • Higher education learning strategies in Russia and China
  • Higher education learning strategies in the EU higher education area, Erasmus+ initiatives
  • Student support and personal development, how we learn
  • Assessment and feedback; marking and moderation
  • Monitoring and evaluation to support enhancement

Colleagues contributing to the delivery of content at LJMU: 

ENTEP Conference in Kazan, Russia (16-18 October 2018)

Dr Nicholas Wise was a keynote speaker at this conference held at Kazan Federal University, titled: Exploring Cross-Border Collaborations in Higher Education Institutions: Teaching and Learning. He gave a talk entitled: Teaching with Google Earth: Promoting Engagement through Spatial Awareness on 16 October.

On 17 October the following papers were presented organised by LJMU contributors:

  • ‘Mind the Gap’: An Investigation into the 21st Century Learner by Barbara Walsh, Sarah Nixon and Rebecca Murphy
  • Providers and Reactors: Addressing Staff-Student Perception Deficits in Assessment Feedback Practice by Barbara Walsh, Sarah Nixon and Rebecca Murphy

Currently leading on the report for the Module Guide Development Working Group

Programme and partner institutions involved in the development of this report:

  • Leading the development of this work package: Liverpool John Moores University (United Kingdom)
  • Contributors: University of Hildesheim (Germany), Instituto Politecnico de Coimbra (Portugal), and Ural State University of Economics (Russia)

Contents (subject to review and update) included in the report:

Summary

  1. Introduction
    1. How to work on curriculum development
    2. Practice of teaching and developing a module guide
    3. Student-centric learning (co-creation)
  2. Aims/Objectives (at the programme level and module level)
    1. Give characteristics of aims/objectives
    2. Give guidance on how to describe aims
    3. Sign-post to some key readings on writing aims/objectives
  3. Learning Outcomes (at the programme level and the module level)
    1. Bring in and refer to Bologna Values and Principles
    2. Address and assess EU quality standards
  4. Week-by-week plan and points of formative assessment
    1. Linking back to support course aim(s) and learning outcomes
    2. Context
  5. Assessment details (summative assessment)
  6. Feedback strategy
  7. Developing a Reading List
  8. Teaching strategies

References

Appendix 1: Template for Programme Guide
Appendix 2: Template for Module Guide

Once completed the report will be sent to all project partners to implement in the next academic year, this is a practical guide to assist university teachers in Russia and China. The contents of the report will be reviewed at the partner meeting in Guangzhou in May 2019 for dissemination. Impact will be reviewed in the third year of the project.