Improving teacher education for applied learning in the field of vocational education


Erasmus+ Capacity Building Project in the Field of Higher Education "Improving teacher education for applied learning in the field of vocational education" 574124-EPP-1-2016-1-DE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Project acronym: ITE-VET

Priority – Capacity Building in Higher Education

Project duration: 14 October 2016 – 14 October 2018

EU funding instrument: European Neighbourhood Instrument (Erasmus+: КА2 CBHE)

Erasmus+ (CBHE) grant  amount: 625,625.00 €

Target groups: VET teachers, higher education institutions offering VET teacher training programs, and VET professionals facilitating an applied learning approach.

Grant holder: University of Konstanz, Germany

Official project website:


  • University of Konstanz,  Germany
  • Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • Universitat de València, Spain
  • Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University, Ukraine
  • Vasyl Stefanyk Prycarpathian National University, Ukraine
  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine
  • Institute of Vocational Education and Training of the National Academy of Education Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • Institute of Professional Qualifications, Ukraine

Project goals and objectives:

Wider objective is to improve the economic situation in Ukraine by improving the structures and quality of the vocational education training system (VET).

Specific project objectives are:

  • Further identification of structures and problems of the Ukrainian vocational education system, particularly of the teacher education system for VET by looking for at structural issues and curricular regulations/issues in comparison to those of the participating EU countries;
  • On this basis and referring to innovative teaching and learning theories innovative course structures and didactical innovations will be developed and implemented in the Ukrainian partner universities;
  • In order to be able to better meet the needs of the economy and to prepare the students in a more efficient way for their future life as VET teachers new forms of cooperation between university and schools/colleges resp. institutions representing the employment sector will be implemented and new ways/fields of acquiring very early professional experience for future teachers outside the university seminar room will be explored.


  • Ukrainian VET teacher education and VET system and needs analyses.
  • Didactical input from EU countries on modern teaching.
  • Revision of course programmes and curricula (pedagogical part).
  • Implementation of new forms of practice-orientation.
  • Raising awareness, dissemination and exploitation of results.
  • Coordination and organisation of the implementation of the project.
  • Quality management and assurance.

Expected results:

  • Ukrainian VET teacher education and VET system and needs analysed.
  • Didactical input from EU universities performed.
  • Course programmes and curricula (pedagogical part) revised.
  • New forms of practice-orientation implemented.
  • Awareness, dissemination and exploitation of resultsraised.
  • The implementation of the project coordinated and organised.
  • Quality management and assurance performed.

Project meetings:

21-22 November 2016, Konstanz: Kick-off meeting

02-03 March 2017, Valencia: Second Workshop