6.5. DEVELOPING A RULEBOOK ON CPD OF TEACHING STAFF

Outcome

Rulebook on CPD of teaching staff

Description

One of the numerous recommendations from the report
that the High level group on the modernisation of higher
education submitted to the European Commission, is:
“All staff teaching in higher education institutions in 2020
should have received certified pedagogical training.
Continuous professional education as teachers should
become a requirement for teachers in the higher education
sector.”
In accordance with this recommendation, one of the project
objectives is enhancement of professional competences
and skills of teaching staff through training in modern
pedagogical approaches, methodologies and educational
technologies. The training courses organised in the
framework of the WP3 would grow into a regular program
of continuing professional development (CPD) of teaching
staff at the PC HEIs.
Outcome of this task will be the proposal of a Rulebook on
continuing professional development of teaching staff in the
field of teaching (not in the scientific field) which will be
submitted to the relevant bodies of the PC HEIs for
adoption. This Rulebook would establish the forms of
professional development for teachers/assistants, priority
areas for vocational training programs, and other issues
important for continuing professional development to be
enrooted in the system of higher education in order to
strengthen personnel infrastructure. The introduction of
CPD in the system of higher education will be one more
specific goal of this project.