Journalism Education for Democracy in Ukraine: Developing Standards, Integrity and Professionalism
Project acronym: DESTIN
Period of realization: 15 November 2018 – November 2022
EU funding instrument: European Neighbourhood Instrument (Erasmus+: КА2 CBHE)
Budget: about 798 470 Euro
Contractor: Bath Spa University (United Kingdom)
The DESTIN project will be conducted through many kind of activities: from confidential discussions with an external stakeholder and analysis of anonomysed student opinion to large public conferences and open online discussion forums. All of the tools and methodologies employed are tried and tested means of educational management, staff and student development, and ethical change management in general. The style of ‘presentations’ may occasionally appear didactic (depending on the presenter) but the pedagogical design and ethos for conferences, meetings etc. will be inclusive and interactive (as in the spirit of SCL).
DESTIN Project Details
Main Goals of the Project are:
• to carry out an audit of existing bachelor and master programs in journalism (20 programs in 10 OWS of Ukraine) to identify disadvantages and formulate action plans to eliminate them
• organization trainings for teams concerning educational programs (OPs) on the subject of harmonization of qualifications frameworks and European standards and recommendations
• studying the experience of European journalism programs (2 practical visits) for further use as a base for reforming their own programs
• organization trainings on expert evaluation of educational programs on European accreditation technologies
• expert evaluation of new / upgraded programs through expert visits to each IDA partner
• one-year implementation of the programs and assessment of the quality of training organization within the project implementation period
• development of national standards (recommendations) for bachelor and master’s programs in journalism
• creation and implementation of online media literacy courses for target groups
• to ensure the maximum involvement of social partners in project objectives
• implementation of measures to ensure the sustainability of project results
• Qualitative changes in development of journalism education in Ukraine through audit, assessment, review of existing and delivering of new or revised curricula for 9 BA and 11 MA Journalism programmes in 10 Ukrainian universities with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and European standards of integrity and professionalism.
• Development of National Guideline Statements for BA and MA journalism education in Ukraine.
• Creation of interaction and cooperation network between universities, national employers and students self-government in the field of journalism education in Ukraine.
• Creation of interaction and cooperation network between Ukraine and EU universities and professional organizations in the field of journalism education.
• Development of Media-Literacy Online Courses for non-professionals target groups in the field of journalism, media and communications.
• Creation and launching of specialized website for further dissemination and exploitation of DESTIN project results.
• Bath Spa University, United Kingdom
• Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland
• Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland
• Linnaeus University, Sweden
• World University Service, Austria
• Ethnical Journalism Network, United Kingdom
• European Journalism Training Association, Netherlands
• Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
• Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, Ukraine
• Academician Stepan Demianchuk International University of Economics and Humanities, Ukraine
• Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine
• Mariupol State University, Ukraine
• Sumy State University, Ukraine
• Ukrainian Catholic University, Ukraine
• Uzhhorod National University, Ukraine
• Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine
• Zaporizhzhia National University, Ukraine
• NGO «Ukrainian Association of Students»
• PO «Hromadkse Radio», Ukraine
• Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
Coordinator and General Manager:
KA2 DESTIN Project Management Team
Professor Ian Gadd – Project Leader +44 (0)1225 875564
Rachael McDonald – Project Manager +44 (0)1225 876657 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Adele Keane – Project Administrator +44 (0) 01225 873639 Tuesday and Thursday
Bath Spa University
Corsham Court Campus
Bath Spa University
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ACCELERATE [Accessible Immersive Learning for Art and Design – Project Number: 2020-1-UK01-KA226-HE-094684].
October 2021 to May 2023
The ACCELERATE project has a simple but ambitious aim: to improve the teaching of art and design at higher education in a post-pandemic Europe through the development of innovative methodologies, tools, platforms, and resources for accessible immersive learning (VR, AR and XR). Accelerate aims to bring together art and design lecturers, educational researchers, and learning technologists from the UK, Ireland, Poland, and Ukraine to reflect on the impact of COVID-19 and to explore new possibilities for pedagogy and digital innovation.
Topics Addressed will include…
- New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses
- Access for disadvantaged
- Creativity and culture
Bath Spa University (UK) (Coordinator)
Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology (Ireland)
SWPS Uniwersytet Humanistycznospoleczny (University of Social Sciences and Humanities) (Poland)
Sumy State University (Ukraine)
Chernivtsi National University Yuriy Fedkovych (Ukraine)
Erasmus+ Programme KA107 - International Credit Mobility (ICM):
- Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts (SAFAA)
- Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography (YSITC)
- George Brown College
- Sheridan College
- Notre Dame University – Louaize
- Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov (NArFU)
- Sumy State University