During the fifth reporting period (October 2018 – March 2019) the Project continued to increase activities and impact, based on improved trust with decision-makers, a better understanding of formal and informal rules and customs, and growing recognition of results achieved. The team is increasingly optimistic about achieving the objectives of the Terms of Reference.
Main achievements during the reporting period are:
Other activities include strategic seminar, workshop on innovative school models and bilingual education, annual international education conference, Fourth Steering Committee), introducing EU digital competency framework DigComp 2.0 to 150 IT teachers from Ashgabat (5 December 2018), a workshop on the professional development of teachers and entrepreneurial skills for students, and a study tour to Riga, Latvia.
During the reporting period, the Project implemented 8 events with 3.020 participants-days in total.
However, the Project implementation approach had to be adapted to two unexpected changes:
The planning of the rest of the Project will focus on the following pillars: contributing to a paradigm shift in teaching through further training and international cooperation (NIS, Kazakhstan), promoting technology-enabled learning at pilot TVET institutions, capacity creation at the National Institute of Education, closer collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, study tours to Finland, Estonia, and Greece, and other assignments.
The next reporting period (April – September 2019) will capitalise on the current positioning of the Project and focus on maximising the Project’s impact in line with its Terms of Reference.