The Institute for Educational Research, Serbia (P5 IPI) in cooperation with the Institute for Improvement of Education of the Republic of Serbia, Hungarian-Netherlands School of Educational Management, University of Szeged (Hungary), Institute of Educational Leadership, University of Jyvaskyla (Finland), organized International Conference “Challenges and dilemmas of professional development of teachers and leaders in education”. The conference was held on November 27, 2015 in Belgrade.
The conference was held within dissemination activities of the TEMPUS project (Act 7.4 and Act 7.5), considering that it deals with educational leaders (of schools and of classrooms) and their professional development, the focus of the TEMPUS project. The conference has been also accredited as a short-term in-service training by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (MEST).
At the conference there were four key note speakers and more then 30 presentations. Over 100 people have attended the conference (researchers, principals and teachers). Papers from the conference have been published in the Proceedings titled „Challenges and dilemmas of professional development of teachers and leaders in education” in Serbian and English language (pp. 333).
Within work package 3 (Activity 3.3) in the period from 5 to 19 June 2015, 14 participants attended the two-week training program in the field of leadership in education.
The aim of the visit was to equip the program participants with new knowledge, skills and exchange of experiences for the finalization and fine tuning of master program Leadership in Education in Serbia.
The training program was held at the University of Jyvaskyla, and was organized and hosted by the University’s Institute for Leadership in Education.
Topics of the lectures and workshops included: pedagogical leadership, mentoring and tutoring, strategic learning cycle, knowing oneself as a leader, leading in a changing world, etc.
The participants also visited the teacher training school of the University of Jyvaskyla and Open university of the University of Jyvaskyla, and meet and discussed educational leadership with students (principals in training) and mentors in the programs at the University of Jyvaskyla.
Within the Work Package 2 (Activity 2.3), from 25th January to 8th February 2015, 17 participants attended a two-week program of professional development, organized by P8 (SZTE).
Topics represented in an interactive program for professional development of teachers were: Application of the revised Bloom taxonomy in program development, Teacher handbook as the know-how of the training, Defining learning outcomes, Making links between competences and learning outcomes in practice, Strategic management: Theory and methods of strategy planning, Learning centered educational policy, Implementation of the EdLead: force field analyses, strategic planning, Implementation strategy and development of implementation plans, Principals as pedagogical leaders – application of cooperative teaching methods in education, Leaders’ role and leadership: theories, models, practice and trends.
The trainees had the opportunity to visit Hansagi Ferenc Vocational School, Arany Janos Primary School, Moravarosi Industrial Vocational and Primary School and Makoi Primary School.
Within the Work Package 1 (Activity 1.3), from 15th to 29th June 2014, 17 participants attended a two-week program of professional development organized by P6 (NSO).
Topics represented in an interactive program for professional development of teachers were: Communication management techniques in education, Cooperation with local communities, Management and finance in education and New perspectives in education.
The trainees had the opportunity to visit two schools, secondary vocational school Comprehensive school Reigersbos in Amsterdam and primary school Anna van Rijn College in Utrecht.
EdLead Project Kick-Off Meeting was held in Jagodina, at Faculty of Education from 16-17th December 2013
Project Kick-off meeting Gallery