On the 15th-16th of February, 2018 at Yerevan State University in the Academic Council Hall the seminar “Change in Classroom: Promoting Innovative Teaching and Learning to Enhance Student Learning Experience in Eastern Partnership Countries” was held.
Two participants Elena Opekun and Svetlana Gonchar represented Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.
The main goals of the seminar were the promotion of development and innovation in teaching and learning , as well as the introduction of new technologies in the teaching process in Armenia, Georgia and Belarus and modernizing higher education in the partner countries which were discussed by the representatives of European Union and Eastern partner country universities: Yerevan State University (YSU), National Polytechnic University of Armenia (NPUA), Vanadzor State University after H. Tumanyan (VSU) and National Center for Strategic Research in HE (NCSRHE), Ilia State University (ISU), Georgian Technical University (GTU) and Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University (TeSaU), Belarusian State University (BSU), Brest State Technical University (BrSTU) and Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (YKSUG), Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Universidade do Porto (U. Porto), Linkopings Universitet (LiU), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) and FH Joanneum Gesellschaft mbH (FHJ).
The first day of the seminar was dedicated to the presentations on the overall educational structures of EU and partner country institutions. The participants emphasized the role of innovative teaching & learning methods, current teacher training programmes as well as the challenges they face in their institutions.
The conference was attended by RA Deputy Minister of Education and Science Vahram Mkrtchyan, YSU Rector Aram Simonyan, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Alexander Grigoryan, Head of Erasmus + Armenia Office Lana Karlova, representatives of universities and experts.