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FUTURE TEACHERS’ TRAINING IN GREECE Meleses General Lyceum, Crete, Greece Kalathaki Maria, Tzourmpakis Stavros Meeting at Terni, Italy, February 2010 Long.

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1 FUTURE TEACHERS’ TRAINING IN GREECE Meleses General Lyceum, Crete, Greece Kalathaki Maria, Tzourmpakis Stavros Meeting at Terni, Italy, February 2010 Long Life Learning Program/Comenius FUTURE EUROPEAN EACHERS: TRAINING KIT ACCORDING TO THE LISBON STRATEGY

2 Organizations involved in the initial and further training in Greece The Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs Office of secondary education teachers’ training of the Greek Ministry of Education Pedagogic Institute: Operational Program for the Education and Long Life Learning NATIONAL HELLENIC NATIONAL STRATEGIC FRAME OF REPORT 2007-2013 Organization for the Training of Teachers (OEPEK) Regional Training Centres (PEKs) HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY

3 THE NATIONAL LIFELONG LEARNING STRATEGY Main points which concern the Secondary Teachers’ Training Improving the Quality of Teachers and Trainers and developing skills for the Knowledge Society, within an open learning environment Establishment of new Agencies which increase LLL accessibility and/ or enabling teachers and trainers to actively contribute on the promotion of LLL. Distance Learning Centre for Adult Lifelong Education & Training (2006) Distance Learning Centre for Adult Lifelong Education & Training (2006) Centre for Lifelong Education & Training Studies and the Centre for Adult Trainers’ Training (ready to commerce) Centre for Lifelong Education & Training Studies and the Centre for Adult Trainers’ Training (ready to commerce) The actual implementation of EU guidelines and prerogatives - steady participation in every aspect of the European LLL policy

4 Operational Programmes for Employment, Education & Training (EPEAEK) Prevention of unemployment through individualized interventions. Promotion of the equality of opportunities to access the labour market Improvement and upgrading of the effectiveness and quality of interventions in the labour market Promotion of entrepreneurship and adaptability of the work force Improvement of the women’s access to and participation in the labour market

5 Quality assurance systems determined as a supreme governance priority secondary education Law 2986/2002: series of supplementary and / or corrective measures to support the entire evaluation schema Centre for Educational Research Centre for Educational Research Pedagogical Institute Pedagogical Institute Quality of teaching presupposes the continuous education of teachers Organisation for Teacher Training / OEPEK Organisation for Teacher Training / OEPEK OEPEK cooperates with Regional Training Centres all over the country OEPEK cooperates with Regional Training Centres all over the country upgrade teaching skills raise awareness of the social and cultural changes over recent decades National Accreditation Centre for Continuing Vocational Education / EKEPIS seeks to ensure quality assurance in vocational training and improve effectiveness of training services seeks to ensure quality assurance in vocational training and improve effectiveness of training services organises series of seminars for trainers securing thus the high quality of training services organises series of seminars for trainers securing thus the high quality of training services

6 Specific learning/training needs of teachers to enable them to cope with their changing roles in the knowledge-based society framework of the Operational Program for Education and Initial Vocational Training (EPEAEK) measure for upgrading the quality of education provided through Training in innovative programs. Participation to research programs in Greece and abroad Distance training and implementation of the Information Technology and New Technologies (certification of teachers in the ICT). Enrichment of school libraries training programs operated by the Teachers’ Training Organisation (O.E.P.E.C.) to be completed in 2007: “Modern teaching approaches leading to critical and creative thinking” so that 6.000 teachers are trained “Modern teaching approaches leading to critical and creative thinking” so that 6.000 teachers are trained “Relation between family-social-cultural environment and the pupil’s performance at school” so that 5.000 teachers are trained. “Relation between family-social-cultural environment and the pupil’s performance at school” so that 5.000 teachers are trained. Law 3475/2006 regulating Secondary Vocational Education, specialisation's and study fields for Music teachers are being defined Under Law 3467/2006 postgraduate degree and teaching experience in study fields are defined as prerequisites for teachers’ appointment to Higher Ecclesiastical Academies or Faculties.

7 National Accreditation Centre for Continuing Vocational Education / EKEPIS seeks to ensure quality assurance in vocational training and improve effectiveness of training services Its instruments include: Trainers’ Register Trainers’ Register Job Profiles Job Profiles organizes series of seminars for trainers securing thus the high quality of training services

8 Accreditation of Training Programs (on the condition that they are based on the accredited respective job profile ) To date, the following programs have been accredited under priority conditions: Training Program for Trainers for Trainers for Adults Training Program for Trainers for Adults Training Program for Trainers for Support Services Professionals Training Program for Support Services Professionals Accreditation of Knowledge, Skills and Competencies: is to enter the implementation stage after the implementation of the system for the accreditation of training programs is to enter the implementation stage after the implementation of the system for the accreditation of training programs Acquisition of knowledge, skills and competences will be evaluated and certified upon successful completion of the accredited training program Acquisition of knowledge, skills and competences will be evaluated and certified upon successful completion of the accredited training program

9 The three stage process leading to the accreditation system of trainers of adults in CVET : first phase : develop a trainers’ register develop a trainers’ register since 2001 until now more than 15.000 trainers are already registered at EKEPIS using the above criteria: since 2001 until now more than 15.000 trainers are already registered at EKEPIS using the above criteria: specific academic qualifications (mainly a university degree) minimum professional experience which is at least three years’ experience in his profession and adult teaching experience, which is very crucial The second (undergoing) phase training of more than 10.000 trainers (out of the total) for 300 hours training of more than 10.000 trainers (out of the total) for 300 hours 225 hours is distance learning 75 hours (four weekends) of face to face cooperation with a trainer of trainers

10 The three stage process leading to the accreditation system of trainers of adults in CVET : third and final phase accreditation of these trainers accreditation of these trainers present a sample of a training session and this lasts about 20 minutes A special committee of assessors is responsible for the assessment and evaluation only if somebody succeeds he or she becomes an accredited trainer

11 Development of a new VET trainers’ profile (EKEPIS) a general description of the field of occupation the occupational standards of a VET trainer the required knowledge, skills and competencies an assessment methodology for these knowledge, skills and competencies will be proposed formal or informal paths of how somebody can acquire these knowledge, skills and competencies will have to be defined similar process for the case of Support Services Professionals for CVET

12 Office of secondary education teachers’ training of the Greek Ministry of Education Aim of the Office briefing of teachers who serve already briefing of teachers who serve already developments of science new methods of teaching and evaluation their development so that they correspond in the altered conditions of education and do more effectively their work. The briefing of teachers in important new educational subjects The briefing of teachers in important new educational subjects

13 General elements for the Training of the Teachers Training programs of Medium (semi-annual) and long (annual) duration Periodical obligatory training for teachers, that are realised at the duration of instructive year in regional or even Pan-Hellenic scale, concerning changes of school programs and new courses, new instructive methods and school books. Periodical optional trainings in various Regional Training Centres (PEK) Be informed for the developments in concrete scientific, pedagogic, technological, social, politician - economic sectors that are connected immediately with their work Be informed for the developments in concrete scientific, pedagogic, technological, social, politician - economic sectors that are connected immediately with their work Acquire the suitable methodological tools for the better comprehension and critical confrontation of developments that will lead them to conscious choices, evener organisation and more effective reformation of their educational work Acquire the suitable methodological tools for the better comprehension and critical confrontation of developments that will lead them to conscious choices, evener organisation and more effective reformation of their educational work Be informed for subjects that are connected with the school life, as: organisation and administration of school units, dynamics, problems and management of school community, confrontation of problematic situations, multicultural compositions etc Be informed for subjects that are connected with the school life, as: organisation and administration of school units, dynamics, problems and management of school community, confrontation of problematic situations, multicultural compositions etc Familiarize itself with the use of PCs and multimedia, with the exploitation of European programs, with the development of advisory services and mechanisms in the school units etc Familiarize itself with the use of PCs and multimedia, with the exploitation of European programs, with the development of advisory services and mechanisms in the school units etc can renew their knowledge on each scientific subject, on pedagogic and didactic techniques as impose the rapid development of technology and the consecutive changes in the job market. can renew their knowledge on each scientific subject, on pedagogic and didactic techniques as impose the rapid development of technology and the consecutive changes in the job market. Be sensitised to promote a long life improvement of their professional qualifications Be sensitised to promote a long life improvement of their professional qualifications

14 Utilization of ITCs and their incorporation into the everyday educational procedure Actions Installation and support of network and computational equipment Installation and support of network and computational equipment Development of software and digital content for educational and administrative purposes Development of software and digital content for educational and administrative purposes Training of the educational community on ICTs, targeting to the utilization of the above areas Training of the educational community on ICTs, targeting to the utilization of the above areas Modernization of administration areas Modernization of administration areas It aims to The incorporation of ICTs in the teaching process The incorporation of ICTs in the teaching process The support of the Informatics lesson taught in high school, senior high school and technical school The support of the Informatics lesson taught in high school, senior high school and technical school The support of every cognitive area through the use of ICTs The support of every cognitive area through the use of ICTs The elimination of digital illiteracy and variations on ICT skills The elimination of digital illiteracy and variations on ICT skills

15 ORGANIZATION OF TEACHER TRAINING (OEPEK) Is a legal entity under the provisions of the law for private enterprises and is supervised by the Minister of National Education and Religious Affairs It’s Missions is to: Design the training policy for Primary and Secondary School Teachers, as well as to submit relevant proposals to the Minister of Education. Coordinate all forms and types of teacher training as well as the implementation of training activities. Draw up training programmes to be implemented by the training bodies following approval by the Minister of Education. Assign training projects to relevant educational establishments and submit proposals to the Minister of Education for the setting up of independent training units and centres. Allocate and manage funds aimed at teacher training. Accredit and certify teacher training bodies..

16 GREEK PEDAGOGIC INSTITUTE 1.ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 2.AID OF ACCESSABILITY 3.COMPETITIVENESS AND BUSINESS DEXTERITY 4.DIGITAL CONVERGENCE 5.GROWTH OF HUMAN POTENTIAL 6.EDUCATION AND LONG LIFE LEARNING (2.058.000.000€) 7.ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM 8.TECHNICAL SUPPORT OF APPLICATION

17 GREEK PEDAGOGIC INSTITUTE 1 st STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES Upgrade of quality of education and promotion of social embodying 1.Reformation, modernisation and decentralisation of educational system aid of mobility the school and student population 2.Assessment of progress in the education via the application of systems of guarantee of quality of evaluation of factors of educational system 3.Acceleration of the rhythm of integration of young persons in TICs in the educational process 4.Aid of access and attendance of all the population in the educational system and fighting of school escape, with accent on Persons with special needs 5.Strengthening and improvement of training quality of the educational personnel of Primary and Secondary Schools, with accent in the innovation and in use of ITCs

18 GREEK PEDAGOGIC INSTITUTE STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES 2 nd STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES Upgrade of the systems of initial professional training and professional education and connection of the education with the job market 1.Redefinition of role of initial professional education and training and aid of her content. 2.Upgrade the technical and professional education aiming at the improvement of attractiveness and her effectiveness. 3.More effective connection of educational system with the job market. 3rd Strategic Objective Strengthening of the Long Life Education of adults 1.Aid of system and services via life of education and equal access in this increase of attendance via benefit of special motives 2.Development of the Distance Education 4th Strategic Objective: Strengthening of human capital for the promotion of research and innovation 1.Empowering of the research and innovation via programs of basic and applied research and by attracting of researchers from the abroad 2.Upgrade of the level of postgraduate study in order to contribute in the production and the diffusion of new knowledge with accent in the Nature Sciences and TICs

19 GREEK PEDAGOGIC INSTITUTE Actions Introductive Training of new nominated teachers in public education Training in reforming on the Analytical Program of Studies and the new supporting educational material Training and Certification of Teachers in the use and exploitation of TIC Distance Training of the teachers with the exploitation of TIC. Training of Teachers on Multilingualism and multiculturalism issues Training of Executives of Administration of Education with accent in the training of Directors of school units. Teachers Training on issues of Management of problems and crises in the school environment

20 THE REGIONAL TRAINING CENTERS (PEKs) The Aim of the PEKs ensure various forms obligatory and optional training to the teachers of Primary and Secondary Education with training programs of long and medium duration. Objectives of the PEKs are the briefing of teachers : in the developments in sciences and technology in the new instructive methodologies, in the strategies and in the new instructive models in the changes of attitudes and behaviours in the interpersonal relations in the benefit of scientific knowledge in cognitive objects of Environmental education, Education of health, European dimension in the education, Applications of Computers, Theatrical education, Sociological subjects, Psychopedagogic research, Confrontation of children with training difficulties and offence behavior

21 INTRODUCTIVE TRAINING PROGRAMS AT REGIONAL TRAINING CENTRES (PEKs) A PHASE attend obligatorily all the new served teachers in all schools of Primary and Secondary Education attend obligatorily all the new served teachers in all schools of Primary and Secondary Education It has duration of 60 hours and works out mainly in the afternoons, at the cities of each PEK prefecture It has duration of 60 hours and works out mainly in the afternoons, at the cities of each PEK prefecture shaped in each PEK by it’s Coordinative Council, which takes into consideration the directives of Department of Evaluation and Training of Pedagogic Institute and the particularities of concretisation of training action in the region of it’s responsibility shaped in each PEK by it’s Coordinative Council, which takes into consideration the directives of Department of Evaluation and Training of Pedagogic Institute and the particularities of concretisation of training action in the region of it’s responsibility

22 The Frame of the Curriculum of B andC Phases The content of the training programs of B and C Phases concerns in the follow-up of process of planning and concretisation of the instructive work in the schools, in the presentation and discussion of problems that face the teachers during their instructive duties in the schools as well as in these ways of resolution of the problems.

23 HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY

24 basic innovations introduced with the foundation of the HOU by Act 2552/97 are: 1. Studying exclusively through distance learning. 2. The application of a modular system and the replacement of courses by the flexible form of modular courses, which can easily be altered, according to the social and educational needs at the time. 2. The application of a modular system and the replacement of courses by the flexible form of modular courses, which can easily be altered, according to the social and educational needs at the time. 3. Introduction of a 5 level educational system that covers all levels from postsecondary vocational training to doctorates of philosophy. 3. Introduction of a 5 level educational system that covers all levels from postsecondary vocational training to doctorates of philosophy. 4. Foundation of a University’s Educational Material and Methodology Research laboratory. 4. Foundation of a University’s Educational Material and Methodology Research laboratory. 5. Foundation of a University’s evaluation unit 5. Foundation of a University’s evaluation unit 6. The simplification of administrative structures with the suppression of a sectors council and the enactment of a Senate of fewer members yet equally representative to a sectors council. 6. The simplification of administrative structures with the suppression of a sectors council and the enactment of a Senate of fewer members yet equally representative to a sectors council. 7. The introduction of the HOU’s basic functional unit, the Course Modules that cover a specific subject on an undergraduate or postgraduate level. Each course module is equivalent to three semesters in a Greek University. 7. The introduction of the HOU’s basic functional unit, the Course Modules that cover a specific subject on an undergraduate or postgraduate level. Each course module is equivalent to three semesters in a Greek University.

25 POST GRADUATED STUDIES Master in Adult Education The course aims to provide specialized knowledge and skills sufficient to enable them to design, organise and evaluate adult educational programmes as well as to teach adults using modern and distance education methods The course aims to provide specialized knowledge and skills sufficient to enable them to design, organise and evaluate adult educational programmes as well as to teach adults using modern and distance education methods MASTER IN EDUCATION The course aims to provide specialized pedagogical knowledge to teachers in both levels of compulsory education (Primary and Secondary) and to Tertiary graduates who plan to teach. The course aims to provide specialized pedagogical knowledge to teachers in both levels of compulsory education (Primary and Secondary) and to Tertiary graduates who plan to teach.

26 HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY Departments SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES Undergraduate Courses Undergraduate Courses European Culture Studies Greek Culture Studies Hispanic Language and Civilisation Studies Postgraduate Courses Postgraduate Courses Master in Education Master in Adult Education Master in Teaching English as a Foreign Language Master in Teaching German as a Foreign Language Master in Teaching French as a Foreign Language Master in Teaching French as a Foreign Language Orthodox Theology Studies

27 HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY Departments SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE POSTGRADUATE COURSES POSTGRADUATE COURSES Tourism Business Administration Health Care Management Management of National Health Care System Services Banking Cultural Organisations Management Master in Business Administration

28 HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY Departments SCHOOL OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Undergraduate Courses Undergraduate Courses Studies in Natural Sciences Computer Science Postgraduate Courses Postgraduate Courses Quality Assurance Environmental Design of Cities and Buildings Environmental Design of Infrastructure Works Waste Management Construction Management Earthquake Engineering and Seismic-Resistant Structures Advanced Studies in Physics Catalysis and Environmental Protection Master in Mathematics Master in Information Systems Master in Teaching Natural Sciences SCHOOL OF APPLIED ARTS Graphic Arts - Multimedia Graphic Arts - Multimedia Graphic Arts - Multimedia Graphic Arts - Multimedia


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