Final conference of Nordplus Horizontal project / 2018-11-12

Eight teachers from Karalius Mindaugas Vocational Training Centre were invited to attend the final conference of Nordplus Horizontal project “Study Quality in Terms of Multiculturalism in the Baltic Countries” from 25th to 27th October (NPHZ-2017-1015). Being held in Tallinn, Estonia, the conference was organised by project coordinators, Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences.

10 partners from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were involved in the project implementation: 6 universities of applied sciences, 1 university, 1 consortium of universities, 1 training center with primary, secondary, adult and early childhood education programmes and 1 integration/migration foundation. The Baltic network has worked together to examine the impact of internationalization and immigration on the study quality in educational institutions and to suggest suitable activities to ensure study quality under the circumstances of internationalization.

During the conference on 26th all 10 project partners were introduced to the final product of the project: Handbook – Brochure “Study Quality in Terms of Multiculturalism in the Baltic Countries”. The handbook includes main topics such as “Best Practice on Study Quality in Terms of Multiculturalism”, “Guidelines for Teachers in Multicultural Classrooms in the Baltic States”, “Study Quality Assurance Model from the Perspective of a Teacher”. The latter topic was presented by Sirje Jakobson from Lääne-Viru College who explained the aim of the model emphasizing its importance.

The guest of the conference Andris Geidans introduced the participants to a broader understanding of the importance of finding common sense regarding communication and differences in the process of teaching. Furthermore, during the conference a panel discussion was organised in order to share good practice examples and outline the challenges which teachers are facing.

The final conference has expanded and enriched teachers’ knowledge of multiculturalism in Baltic countries and the disseminated handbooks will help them to overcome possible challenges.

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