ЗМІСТ ПІДГОТОВКИ ЕКСПЕРТІВ З ОСВІТИ В НІМЕЦЬКОМОВНИХ КРАЇНАХ ЄВРОПЕЙСЬКОГО СОЮЗУ
The content of training experts on education in German speaking countries of the European Union
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The article covers the content of training experts on education in German speaking countries of the European Union (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). It also analyses the Master’s courses such as «Developing School and Ensuring Quality» (Free University of Berlin) and «School Development» (Pedagogical higher schools of Weingarten, Vorarlberg, Sankt-Gallen, Schaffhausen, Thurgau). It has been found that the Master’s degree course «Developing School and Ensuring Quality» at the Free University of Berlin covers 60 credits (1800 hours) and includes the following modules: «School and personnel development», «Expert assessment and quality control», «Educational process development», «Expert assessment project» and «Personnel management project». The Master’s degree course of «School Development» at Pedagogical higher schools of Weingarten, Vorarlberg, Sankt-Gallen, Schaffhausen, Thurgau covers 90 credits (2700 hours) and includes the following modules: «School development», «Educational management», «Empirical methods», «Expert assessment», «Educational process development», «Consulting», «Project». At the end of the course students write their Master's research paper. Therefore, the content of the courses listed above covers such aspects as: the key concepts, principles, forms and methods of managing educational institutions; the basis of educational institution development and its personnel (the model of school and its programme, the model of quality control and improvement, the notion of personnel development, the concept of teachers’ professional development); the basis of pedagogical expert assessment (its types, functions, criteria and standards, as well as risks, opportunities and planning); the basis of consulting. It is concluded that content of master courses of training experts on education in German-speaking countries of the European Union (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) covers the following aspects: basic concepts, principles, forms and methods of management of education institutions; the basis for the development of educational institutions and personnel (the model and the program of the school, models of welfare and development of quality, the concept of staff development, the concept of teacher training); fundamentals of educational assessment (types, functions, criteria and standards, chances and risks and planning expertise); basics of counseling.
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