ClimEd 1st Online Training on  Competency-Based Approach to Curriculum Development for Climate Education

The ClimEd 1st Online Training on “Competency-Based Approach to Curriculum Development for Climate Education” took place during 19 April – 12 May 2021. From about 60 applicants, 46 persons (including 36 female, 14 young teachers/researchers) were accepted to participate in this online training. These were from the Ukrainian ClimEd partners and associated partners Universities.

The training started from a series of lectures during 19-20 April. The presented lectures covered the following topics: basic terms of competency training,  formulation of learning outcomes, educational and professional standards, building and description of educational program, competency-based learning – qualifications, competences, learning outcomes, curriculum design, student-centred learning, teaching and learning methods, and assessment.

On the 21st April, presentations with discussions on preparatory exercises on learning outcomes, constructive alignment, etc. took place, followed by introduction into homework assignments, HWAs for 12 Groups (incl. up to 4 persons in each group). During followed weeks of April and beginning of May 2021, the Groups worked on own ClimEd related HWAs as thematic modules  “Towards climate-smart policy in the economic sector” and “The economic sector transformation: changes, challenges and governance” for selected directions such as Agriculture, Energy, Technical Design and Construction, Urban Economy, Water Management, and Health-care.

On 12th May 2021, during the last day of the training, each Group presented (in English and national languages) 3 own elaborated modules. As the result of the evaluation, all Groups got the ClimEd training certificates (corresponding to 3 ECTS) as recognition of their achieved learning outcomes. Two groups have been awarded the certificates with distinction (“Platinum”). Four groups obtained certificates having the “Gold” status. The e-evaluation of the ClimEd 1st Training was done among participants with 2 questionnaires: 1) Evaluation of the Training – more than 95% of participants highly evaluated the training, & 2) Evaluation of Own Learning Outcomes) – more than 90% of the participants “fully agree” and “mostly agree” that they have reached the learning outcomes (competences/ abilities).

Special thanks to the key lecturers of the training – Prof. Marek Frankowicz and Prof. Yuri Razhkevych for their professionalism, enthusiasm and commitment to the training, and to Dr. Veljo Kabin, EULS for continuous technical support (EULS Moodle system, Zoom-hosting, e-evaluations, etc.) during the entire period of the training. Special thanks to the OSENU team members (Dr. Oleg Shablii and Dr. Inna Khomenko) for support with ClimEd relevant modules development and continuous web-update of the training materials. All materials of the training (slides and videos of lectures, presentations of exercises and homework-assignments as group projects, etc.) are available here.

You can download a summary of the event here:

Text by: Tetyana Kryvomaz (KNUCA), Valeriay Ovcharuk (OSENU), and Alexander Mahura (UHEL)

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