KA2 -Capacity Building in the field of higher education [CBHE] PROJECTS

Reference number: 598243-EPP-1-2018-1-SE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

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Applicant: Linnaeus University [LNU], Sweden

European partners
University of Genoa, Italy
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Mediterranean Universities Union, Italy

PC Partners
Lebanese University, Lebanon
Beirut Arab University, Lebanon
Lebanese International University, Lebanon
Modern University for Business and science, Lebanon
Damascus University, Syria
Arab International University, Syria
University of Hama, Syria

Project Objectives:
Promoting excellence, creative and innovative digital teaching and learning approaches through advanced ICT solutions to improve quality of health education in order to prepare a well-qualified graduates who are able to adapt to changing healthcare environment, meet societal expectations and sustain healthy environment in Lebanon and Syria

  1. Support Lebanese and Syrian HEIs in adopting and implementing effective new technologies of digital skills and learning methods for an active and collaborative learning.
  2. Develop the ability of academic staff at health disciplines in Lebanese and Syrian HEIs to employ modern pedagogical and didactical methodologies for innovative ICT teaching and learning settings.
  3. Open up higher education in Lebanon and Syria to integrate refugees, IDPs and students from disadvantaged groups including women and rural areas inhabitants in inclusive virtual classroom settings.

Work team for University of Genoa:
Guido Franco Amoretti [Contact Person] guido.amoretti@unige.it
Donatella Panatto donatella.panatto@unige.it
Diana Spulber diana.spulber@unige.it

Reference number: 598816-EPP-1-2018-1-SE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Applicant: Linnaeus University [LNU], Sweden

European partners
University of Genoa [UNIGE], Italy
Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg [PHHD], Germany
Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University [NEHU], Turkey

PC Partners
Polotsk State University [PSU], Belarus
Belarusian State University [BSU], Belarus
Belarusian State Agricultural Academy [BSAA], Belarus
Sukhoi State Technical University of Gomel [GSTU], Belarus
Brest State Technical University [BrSTU], Belarus
Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, [YKSUG], Belarus

Objectives:
To enhance the quality of higher education (HE) outputs with high-level student performance & employability by enhancing internal Quality Assurance for teaching/learning & improving professional performance of teaching staff at BY Universities to optimise the response of HE to increased demands of society & economy

  1. To develop & apply internal QA system for teaching/learning & teaching staff performance with standards & procedures in line with ESG-2015.
  2. To establish Centres for Academic Development & Teacher Training at each BY partner to manage the internal system of QA for teaching/learning & teaching staff performance & university teaching staff training.
  3. To develop an in-service training programme for university teachers who need pedagogical training.
  4. To apply innovative methods of education for the increase in the level of students’ performance at studies & future employment.
  5. To run the In-service University Teacher Training Programme in the pilot mode.
  6. To analyse the pilot running of the Programme for follow-up activities.
  7. To introduce new regulations on teaching staff employment at the 6 BY partner universities.

Work team for University of Genoa:
Guido Franco Amoretti [Contact Person] guido.amoretti@unige.it
Diana Spulber diana.spulber@unige.it
Nicoletta Varani varani@unige.it

Reference number: 609506-EPP-1-2019-1-SE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Applicant: Linnaeus University [LNU], Sweden

European partners
University of Genoa [UNIGE], Italy
European Centre of Studies and Initiatives [CESIE], Italy
Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa [IDM], Austria
Tallinn University of technology [TALTECH], Estonia

PC Partners
Notre Dame University [NDU], Lebanon
Lebanese University [LU], Lebanon
Beirut Arab University [BAU], Lebanon
Modern University of Business & Sciences [MUBS], Lebanon
Alexandria University [AU], Egypt
British University in Egypt [BUE], Egypt
October 6 University [O6U], Egypt
Badr University in Cairo [BUC], Egypt
AL -Azhar University [AZHU], Egypt
University of Sinai [SU], Egypt
Assiut University [ASU], Egypt
International of Applied Science &Technology [IAST], Egypt
LEAD health care consultancy, Lebanon

Objectives:
To establish the international network Centers of e-health Innovations in EG and LB for administrative and technical supporting of e-health research/ consulting / training activities.

  1. To develop the Knowledge Triangle, innovation: Education-Research- e-health business web platform KTERE for collaboration in development and commercialization of e-Health innovative technologies and tools.
  2. To develop a new integrated professional short term (6 months) and long term (one year) diploma program in Medical informatics and e-Health (6 basic modules) for partner universities in LE and EG
  3. To develop in-service lifelong learning training (LLT) program (4 modules) in the area of e-health innovative Medical/health/IT/engineering. To develop on site and distance in-service training program (4 modules) in the area of innovative E-health for the further utilization of OER (open educational resources) and rich open learning environments.

Work team for University of Genoa:
Guido Franco Amoretti [Contact Person] guido.amoretti@unige.it
Donatella Panatto donatella.panatto@unige.it
Diana Spulber diana.spulber@unige.it

Reference number: 597889-EPP-1-2018-1-MD-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP

Applicant: Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova [ASEM], Moldova

European partners
European University Continuing Education Network [EUCEN], Belgium
University of Turku [UTU], Finland
Danube University of Krems [DUK], Austria
University of Graz [UNIGRAZ], Austria
European Policy Development and Research Institute [EPDRI], Slovenia
University of Barcelona [UB], Spain
Università degli Studi di Genova [UNIGE], Italy
University of Brest [UBO], France

PC Partners
Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts [AMTAP], Moldova
University of Physical Education and Sport [USEFS], Moldova
State Pedagogical University “Ion Creanga” [UPSC], Moldova
Trade Cooperative University of Moldova [TCUM], Moldova
Comrat State University (KDU], Moldova
The National Council of Rectors of Moldova [NRCM], Moldova
The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Moldova [ME], Moldova

Objectives:

  1. To promote and strengthen the LLL culture in Moldova and to build national consensus of the key-actors on the development issues by Nov, 2021.
  2. To develop and advance a national legislative framework and stimulate regulatory changes on LLL in Moldova by Nov, 2020.
  3. To build up the university’s integrative function in Moldova through developing the integrated university LLL strategies by Nov, 2020.
  4. To enhance the university’s institutional capacities in Moldova for efficient and effective implementation of LLL reform by Nov, 2021.

Outputs:

  1. National Policy Roadmap on LLL;
  2. Regulations on Validation of prior learning, including non-formal and formal;
  3. Regulation on application of the existing ECTS tools and procedures to LLL;
  4. Regulation for the continuing education of academic staff;
  5. University LLL strategies;
  6. Guidelines / bylaws on ULLL;
  7. Development of new ULLL services;
  8. Development of new ULLL courses.

Work team for University of Genoa:
Stefano Poli stefano.poli@unige.it
Mauro Palumbo mauro.palumbo@unige.it
Diana Spulber diana.spulber@unige.it

KA201 Strategic Partnership PROJECTS

Reference number: ERASMUS+ 2019-1-UK01-KA203-061503

Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF HULL United Kingdom

European partners
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA Italy
HAMEEN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY Finland
UC LEUVEN Belgium
EUROPEAN FEDERATION FOR INTERCULTURAL LEARNING Belgium
HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY Greece

PC Partners
AFS Intercultural Programs United States

Project Objectives:
There is currently no authoritative international publication or report to exemplify and inform teacher educators on the effective integration of global competence into teacher education programmes. Although there has been some work done in schools around global competence this has not been effectively addressed within Higher Education programmes (Gaudelli, 2016; West, 2012; Zhao, 2010; Longview Foundation, 2008) so that new teachers leaving university are often unaware of the need for global competence and are unskilled to integrate the teaching of such competencies within the curricula. The project “Global Competence in Teacher Education” addresses this challenge by working with teacher educators and trainee teachers across the EU to achieve a key objective: to develop future cohorts of teachers who are both globally competent themselves but also have the skills to develop global competence in their students. This objective will be addressed through the development of four activities which can be summarised as follows:

  1. Scoping exercise and curriculum mapping activity that will generate a series of reports aimed at teacher educators, policy-makers and school leaders.
  2. The development of globally competent teacher educators through interactive resources that will provide a platform where global competence can be learned about and explored within ITE programmes
  3. A flexible training programme for trainee teachers that will support trainee teachers as they learn to both become globally competent themselves and learn how to develop global competence in their students once they become qualified teachers in schools.
  4. Academic outputs to highlight the outcomes and impact of the project and to support the dissemination of intellectual outputs amongst academics, policy-makers and other stakeholders.

Work team for University of Genoa:
Davide Parmigiani [Contact Person] davide.parmigiani@unige.it
Alberto Campora cobramagnus@gmail.com
Armanda Magioncalda armanda.magioncalda@icstaglieno.gov.it
Deborah Zucca deborah.zucca@gmail.com

Reference number: 2019-1-CZ01-KA201-061377

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Applicant: Technicka Univerzita Ostrava, Czech Republic

European partners
University of Genoa [UNIGE], Italy
Universidad de Cantabria, Spain

PC Partners
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Objectives:
The main objective of the project is to develop and verify in practice Mathematics EduLarp programme, which will be used for the high schools as a supplement to the teaching mathematics or other STEM disciplines. Sub-objectives of the project:

  • to develop mathematical competence through the innovative Mathematical EduLarp
  • to open new ideas and new approach among the community of mathematics education (teachers, teacher educators and researchers)
  • to improve social competencies the educational role-playing game
  • to contribute to the pedagogical methodology and prepare the research monography about EduLarps.

Within the project we want to cooperate with our foreign partners and use their specific skills in the field of education and mathematics. In the Czech Republic currently, a similar model of incorporation of EduLarps in the field of mathematics doesn´t exist. Together with our partners we want to suggest a unique educational role-playing game in the field of mathematics that will have the desired impact on the target group of high school students. We will create an educational program Mathematics EduLarp. The development of an educational game is a multi-step creative process of the collaboration of experts from several fields of study. Creatingedularp will include an analysis of the curriculum and the soft skills that are the target content of the game. These will be discussed with experts on didactics, teachers and target pupils. Based on the analysis, several scenarios and designs will be created, including game mechanics, story, role, description of props and utilities. In multi-step iterations, individual elements will be combined and tested and their educational impact on the target group will be continuousl verified. Upon completion and tuning of the game, software will be programmed, tools and graphics will be produced, and availability of the program for teachers and lecturers will be tested within the workshop.

Work team for University of Genoa:
Andrea Traverso [Contact Person] a.traverso@unige.it
Francesca Morselli morselli@dima.unige.it
Elisabetta Robotti robotti@dima.unige.it
Franco Bochicchio franco.bochicchio@edu.unige.it
Luca Andrighetto luca.andrighetto@unige.it

KA203 Strategic Partnership PROJECTS

Reference number: Erasmus Plus KA2 no. 2019-1-PL01-KA203-065078

Applicant: University of Wrocław, Poland

European partners
University of Genoa [UNIGE], Italy
University of Macedonia, Greece
Vilnius University, Lithuania
Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic
PIXEL, Italy

Period
01.12.2019 – 31.8.2022

Project Objectives:
The aim of the present project is to create an innovative teaching method for Italian as foreign language. Why a European partnership is here necessary? We do not juxtapose language and cultural competences, but rather interconnect the two dimensions to stimulate and motivate the learners. At the same time the importance of the intercultural, mutual learning in a fast growing European community seems important as well especially in the education of who we defined as "cultural promoters".

On the basis of the learners' linguistic level, we will develop a wide selection of didactic material based on cultural utterances that has an artistic value. Multimedia and e-learning platform will be the main tool. We plan the online learning and accompanied by a programme of seminars to be realized in the four countries of the project. During these meetings the proposed topics will raise a critical awareness of the reciprocal influences between Italy and other European cultures. The target group is broad: different types of learners of Italian as a foreign language, such as educators, persons working i.e. in the field of tourism, cultural goods and heritage, authors of publications, persons who work in the field of relations between the involved countries (those who were or are already active in the labour market, keen to improve their qualifications, and those who search for their first employment). Language as a means of communication requires an interlocutory context. During the realization of our project the learners will have moments of direct interaction, in which Italian will be the most natural way of communicating. The direct involvement of the learners will motivate a comparative approach to both language and culture (for example to search common elements between Italian and the language and culture of their territory of origin). The groups of participants will be asked to complete research tasks which will meet their motivational/professional needs and critical abilities. These short studies shall further raise awareness to the reciprocal links of their cultural tradition to that of Italy. The widening will be achieved through discussions about the European cultural heritage of the four involved countries which represent the three widest cultural areas of Europe: Slavic, Germanic and Romance. The project will enhance the sense of belonging to a community characterized by a great linguistic variety and a dense network of internal references by discovering that cultural exchange goes beyond national borders. A new, motivational method of teaching will be elaborated by the project team in an interdisciplinary way, involving competences of the linguists, geographers, historians, psychologists, pedagogues, semioticians and sociologists. The following objectives are to be achieved:

  • improve, develop and test a method of intercultural foreign language teaching for adults;
  • improve the linguistic skills of the participants and enhance the lifelong learning;
  • offer to the participants a selection of best practices for the teaching of Italian as foreign language;
  • promote the common European roots (artistic relations among the regional communities, historical lexicography and grammar);
  • promote the multiculturalism and the sense of the European belonging;
  • improve the use of new technologies;
  • strengthen the links between the participating organizations, EU institutions, cultural and administrative bodies at local and regional level.

Work team for University of Genoa:
Anna Siri [Contact Person] anna.siri@unige.it
Guido Amoretti guido.amoretti@unige.it
Sonia Barillari maurasonia.barillari@unige.it
Antonio Guerci antonio.guerci@unige.it
Nicoletta Varani varani@unige.it

Reference number: 2019-1-NO01-KA203-060272

Applicant: TVolda University College (VUC), Norway

European partners
University of Genoa [UNIGE], Italy
Haaga-Helia School of Vocational Teacher Training (HHSVTE), Finland
Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
University of Primorska Universita’ del Litorale (UP), Slovenia
STEP Institut, zavod za psihologijo dela in podjetnistvo, Slovenia
Ilmiolavoro srl, Italia
Sunnmøre Business Garden, Norwa

Period
20.10.2019 – 19.4.2022

Objectives:
The EASIP COMP project aims at reinforcing the entrepreneurship competence among students through workplace learning, in line with the European strategy on this topic. Conceptually E.A.S.I.P. COMP puts a special emphasis on further strengthening entrepreneurship as one of the key competencies in higher education curricula and provides more effective work-based opportunities to acquire entrepreneurship competency among university students. The project will increase labor market relevance of learning provision and qualifications and reinforce the links between education, training and the world of work, because the entrepreneurship training model will include close project-based cooperation between universities and local companies.

The guiding principle of the project is to provide evidence based experiential teaching models to ensure long-term sustainable cooperation between universities and local business organizations. We will do that by implementing an experiential workplace-based model of teaching entrepreneurship in higher education in order to facilitate more frequent and quality cooperation between higher education institutions and local business organizations.

The main objectives of the project are to:

  • Introduce a new practical entrepreneurship model by working on real life cases in business and industry
  • Deliver new entrepreneurship training materials for teachers and students to support work-based learning about entrepreneurship
  • Equip university teachers with skills for mentoring and guiding students towards entrepreneurship
  • Support cooperation between higher education institutions and local businesses with the aim of offering more experience in developing entrepreneurial competencies of university students
  • Strengthen cooperation between higher education institutions and local businesses for creative solutions and product development by joint work between students, teachers and local businesses

Work team for University of Genoa:
Guido Franco Amoretti [Contact Person] guido.amoretti@unige.it
Fabrizio Bracco fabrizio.bracco@unige.it
Michele Masini Michele.Masini@unige.it
Monica Penco monica.penco@unige.it
Tommaso Francesco Piccinno piccinno@vie-srl.com
Anna Siri anna.siri@unige.it