Training on LCT for academic staff
On October 10, 2019, under the auspices of the Sabauni Center for Professional Development, a training on “Student-Centered Learning” was held, which was attended by the Sabauni academic staff. At the beginning of the training, Shorena Parunashvili, International Relations manager of Sabauni and Erasmus + Program Coordinator, provided the audience with a brief overview of the training module and the Erasmus +KA2 project "STAR". The training module is based on the textbook "Student-Centered Teaching" developed within the project, which is available in both English and Georgian.
After the introductory speech, Ekaterine Natsvlishvili, Affiliated Professor of Sabauni, Project STAR Trainer, spoke about the modern method of teaching, its need, the difference between traditional and modern methods, and the challenges of teaching with these methods. The second part of the training, which was led by Gvantsa Abdaladze, the invited lecturer of the municipality and the trainer of the project STAR, was dedicated to the discussion of methods, their specifics and differences. The training discussed 5 main methods: task-based learning, project-based learning, problem-based learning, discovery-based learning, and learning contract.
The third part of the training was dedicated to a practical, workshop, where participants worked in groups according to specially compiled worksheets.
The Center for professional development will continue to offer trainings to interested parties not only on modern teaching methods but also on other topical issues.
The project "Learner Centered Teaching - Advanced Resources for Georgia and China" is three years old and will be completed this year. The consortium includes Masaryk University (applicant university, Czech Republic), University of Coimbra(Portugal), University of Ruse (Bulgaria), University College of Copenhagen (Denmark), Georgia 3 (Sabauni, University of Georgia, Zugdidi Shota Meskhia State University) and 5 Chinese universities.