Establishment of Capacity Building Centers as a sustainable solution to raise the standards of teaching staff in Indian HEIs Erasmus Project

General information for the Establishment of Capacity Building Centers as a sustainable solution to raise the standards of teaching staff in Indian HEIs Erasmus Project

Establishment of Capacity Building Centers as a sustainable solution to raise the standards of teaching staff in Indian HEIs Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Establishment of Capacity Building Centers as a sustainable solution to raise the standards of teaching staff in Indian HEIs

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Capacity Building in higher education

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2016

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics:

Project Summary

The CABCIN central objective is to strengthen the capacity and quality of teaching at partner HEIs in India by the establishment of Capacity Building Centers (CBC) at each Indian university. This CABCIN project directly addresses a key priority, namely improving the quality of teaching in Indian HEIs, including cooperation with EU HEIs and increasing internationalization. The reason is that the Government of India Planning Commission places teaching excellence as one of the central pillars of the government’s plans for education for the next 5 years. This included improvement in teaching and learning, focus on learning outcomes, more international partnerships in teaching.In order to achieve this aim, following outcomes of the project have been outlined:- In the preparation phase, the complex process aimed at building internal capacity to increase teaching competencies has been developed. The process followed steps: developing the criteria to select staff, conducting the selection process to ensure that most competent persons will work as trainers, training selected staff through different trainings, workshops by EU partners. The process ended with evaluation by EU partners of competencies developed through various training modules. The evaluation was done using online tools.- In the second phase, consortium partners developed the map of teaching competencies as a base to prepare and conduct tailor-made trainings for teaching staff focused on pedagogical skills. Those teaching competencies were identified based on the self-assessment survey prepared by consortium partners. As a result of the conducted survey, non-existing or least rated competencies have been identified and this was the basis to prepare training programs. The trainings sessions covered the following issues: diversity in HE, assessment and grading, intellectual honesty, leadership.EU partners trained the agreed number of teachers at each Indian university (10% of the total number of the teaching staff), trained in preparation phase trainers were involved as co-trainers. In such a manner they will be able to deliver developed trainings to all teachers at their university after the end of the project. Training materials were developed as e-learning courses which will be easily available for trainers for training purposes. E-learning modules include preparation tasks and quizzes, as well as posttraining feedback and tests. – In the third phase, CBCs will be established and equipped with the LMS system. Establishing CBC at Indian universities aims to ensure continuous learning. The primary objective is to support academics development focused on pedagogical skills with ICT support. After the end of the project, each CBC will offer a variety of online resources and face-to-face consultations, trainings, workshops for teaching staff who wish to practice effective teaching strategies and enhance student learning. Thanks to the establishment of the CBC sustainability of project results will be maintained.At this stage, CABCIN partners developed four e-learning modules based on an innovative model of course production (courses developed in the previous phase). These modules will be a repository of exemplary material showing sustainable solutions with innovative methodologies and ICT tools. The use of the e-learning modules will allow trainers to explore new ways of developing teaching competencies. Trainers will use simulations and animations to develop teacher’s pedagogical skills, as well as other key skills of teaching effectiveness.As the last phase selected trained academic staff applied gained skills in the international context, through participating in European Visiting Program and delivering guest lectures for EU students. The CBCs will generate a sustainable solution of this kind in India and contribute to transfers of innovation and knowledge across regional, institutional and sectoral boundaries.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 947741,66 Eur

Project Coordinator

POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA & Country: PL

Project Partners

  • NORTH MAHARASHTRA UNIVERSITY
  • UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
  • UNIVERSITEIT GENT
  • RK UNIVERSITY
  • TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V KOSICIACH
  • FREDERICK UNIVERSITY FU
  • AMITY UNIVERSITY GURGAON