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Georgian delegation visiting Estonia

04.10.2016

The study visit of the representatives of Georgian Universities, Ministry of Education and Science and Unicef Georgia took place on September 24-30 within the framework of a project between Unicef Georgia and Foundation Innove, and financed by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The visit was organized together with the 2 major teacher training providers in Estonia- Tallinn University and Tartu University.

The aim of the programme was to introduce the teacher training curricula and organisation in Estonia. The programme included interactive seminars and visits to the general education schools to see it all in action.

The topics covered an overview of the Estonian education system, principles of teacher education and training, organization of pre- and inservice teacher training, professional development of the academic staff and teachers, integration of different subjects in project- based learning. Visits to the Education Innovation Centre at Tallin University and Pedagocicum at Tartu University demonstrated the new learning approaches and techniques, including using of digital learning and teaching materials. As practical teacher training plays an important role in shaping the future teachers, teaching practice and induction year of young teachers was of interest to all the participants.

At the end of the programme there were reflections of the study tour and discussions about next steps to improve teacher education in Georgia. All the participants agreed, that Estonian experience is relevant to be used also in Georgian context and next steps for further development of teacher training programmes and organisation were agreed between the participants.

Additional information about the project.