The Faculty of Education at IBSU is participating in the TEMPUS project MAHATMA (Master of Higher Education Management: Developing leaders for managing educational transformation – 530311-TEMPUS-1-2012-1-AM-TEMPUS-JPCR (2012-400). On April 28 – May 3 a meeting on the project was held in Sèvres (suburb of Paris), France, in which three members of the Faculty of Education participated: Vice Rector, Professor Natela Doghonadze, Associate Professor Ekaterine Pipia and Assistant Professor Nino Tvalchrelidze. An intensive training course (Staff Capacity Building) for the academic staff intended to deliver the academic programme was organized with the aim to build on the capacity on the innovative teaching and learning methods, student assessment methods, research methods and effective class management. Very interesting sessions were held by representatives of EU partners Paul Hyland (Bathspa University, UK), Carmelo Pollichino (Centro Studi ed Initiative Europeo, Italy), Elli Georgiadou (Middlesex University, UK), Serge Chernichenko (Koblenz-Landau University, Germany), and Petr Novotný (Masarykova University, Czech Republic).
The participants from Georgian and Armenian Universities in the frames of the project will disseminate the received knowledge in their universities in September. They presented their programmes and vision of the project, also worked on development and improvement of the programmes, made plans for the future meeting in Palermo, Italy for administrative staff.