One of the main tasks of the project «MoPED Modernization of Pedagogical Higher Education by Innovative Teaching Instruments is:
- development of new disciplines using modern pedagogical teaching methods based on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) approach;
- integration of the developed academic disciplines into the educational process of pedagogical specialties by modernization of the relevant educational programs and development of curricula.
In total, the project develops 18 new disciplines for pedagogical specialties at the bachelor's and master's levels. Leading professors and scientists of six partner universities of Ukraine joined in solving this task.
- Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University - project coordinator;
- Borys Hrinchenko University of Kyiv;
- Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky State Pedagogical University named after Hryhoriy Skovoroda;
- Uman State Pedagogical University named after Pavel Tychyna;
- "South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after KD Ushinsky »;
- Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University.
Each university develops at least three disciplines, one of which must be a foreign language. All partner universities during 2019-2020 fulfilled their task and created a number of different STEAM-oriented disciplines (http://mopedproject.eu/ua/results/developed-courses/), which are focused on the use of innovative computer class (ICR) and together form the basis ecosystem MoPED.
Taras Shevchenko Luhansk National University has developed three new disciplines for bachelor's and master's degrees:
Methodology of Using Digital Technologies in School Education for the first (bachelor's) educational level of the specialty "014.04 Secondary education. Mathematics. Physics "- language of instruction: English (see concept and handbook посібник).
Developmental education at school with the help of 3D modeling and robotics for the second (master's) educational level of the specialty "014.04 Secondary education. Mathematics "- language of instruction: Ukrainian (see concept and handbook);
Gamification in the educational process of the school for the second (master's) educational level of specialties "014.09 Secondary education. Informatics "and" 014.08 Secondary education. Physics "- language of instruction: Ukrainian (see concept and handbook).
In the process of developing materials of these disciplines, course concepts, additional teaching materials for lectures and practical classes in the form of Handbooks and new electronic materials were developed and modified, which are located on the website of the digital office of Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University. (http://do.luguniv.edu.ua). You can read these materials at the links:
- «Methodology of Using Digital Technologies in School Education» http://do.luguniv.edu.ua/course/view.php?id=28213
- «Developmental learning at school with the help of 3D modeling and robotics» http://do.luguniv.edu.ua/course/view.php?id=26709
- «Gamification in the educational process of the school» http://do.luguniv.edu.ua/course/view.php?id=26708
In order to increase the efficiency of implementation of project results and analysis of the quality of prepared materials comition of quality LTSNU in December 2020. re-examined and analyzed all the developed materials and recommended them for implementation in the educational process (protocol 4 та 5) To integrate new material into the educational process at Taras Shevchenko LNU, educational programs and educational materials of specialties were modified (http://ifmit.luguniv.edu.ua/node/289):
- «014.04 Secondary education. Mathematics. Physics "of the first (bachelor's) educational level (see OPP and curriculum);
- «014.04 Secondary education. Mathematics "of the second (master's) educational level (see OPP and curriculum);
- «014.09 Secondary education. Informatics "of the second (master's) educational level (see OPP and curriculum)
- «014.08 Secondary education. Physics "of the second (master's) educational level (see OPP and curriculum).
Thanks to the implementation of the project results, 267 students and masters had the opportunity to improve their digital competencies and gain new knowledge, skills and abilities to use modern computer equipment, which is installed in a modern computer laboratory. (ICR), created within the framework of the MoPED project with the financial support of the EU.
In May and December 2020. Employees of Taras Shevchenko Lviv National University conducted an anonymous survey among students who studied at least one of the courses created within the MoPED project. The survey was attended by 237 students, most of whom positively assessed the quality of new disciplines.
Thus, for the discipline "Methodology of Using Digital Technologies in School Education" the following results were obtained: rather agree, or fully agree: 91.34% that the course met their educational needs, 92.91% that the course is relevant to work in the New Ukrainian school, 98.43% consider it innovative, 93.70% that their professional vocabulary has been enriched with new words; 96.85% believe that the proposed materials reflected the content of the discipline. In general, students are satisfied with the course, but noted that it is necessary to increase the time allocated for the study of the discipline, because because of the English language teaching, work with tasks took more time.
For the discipline "Developmental learning in school using 3D modeling and robotics", the feedback analysis showed the following results. 85.29% rather or completely agree that the course satisfied her educational needs, and 88.24% that the course is relevant for work in the New Ukrainian School, 82.35% agree that the discipline was innovative; 91.18% indicated a balanced relationship between the content of the discipline and the number of hours, 97.06% in the course appropriate combination of theory and practice; 88.24% indicated that useful digital tools were proposed for successful professional work at school, 94.12% agreed that the methodological materials and instructions for each topic of the discipline were clear, and 97.06% agreed that the didactic materials (presentations for lectures and practical classes, tasks for independent work) are useful for study, 94.12% agree that the procedure for final certification was clear in advance, 100% noted that teachers supported the generation of ideas and creative initiative of students , and contributed to the identification of responsibility, each student for the proper organization of the educational process and attitude to all students was objective.
Students made proposals to increase the time for teaching the discipline, increase practical classes and the complexity of studying this discipline in the conditions of COVID-19.
And for the course "Gamification in the educational process of the school" rather agree, or fully agree that the course met their educational needs 94.74%, with the fact that the course is relevant for work in the New Ukrainian school 96.05%, so that the course is a reasonable combination of theory and practice of 96.05%, so that the presented material of lectures was interesting 98.68%, so that the proposed useful digital tools that are necessary for successful professional work in school 96.05% , so that the proposed materials are clear and accessible to study 97.37%, so that the proposed digital resources and tools are loaded well 98.68%. In general, students on all the main characteristics: the general impression, the structure of the content and methodological tools of the discipline, documentation, assessment praised the course and had no special comments.
Such close cooperation of students and teachers will allow the staff of LNU named after Taras Shevchenko to find ways to eliminate shortcomings, identify areas for further improvement of courses and increase the efficiency of the educational process as a whole.