The representatives of Kazan Federal University’s working group of “Support for Innovative Methodology, Approaches and Tools for Teaching through the Medium of English in order to improve Educational Yield, Sustainability and Internationalization [SMARTI]” project Krivosheeva Natalia and Churunina Anna participated in a training week at Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Porto.
The training sessions were held in a hybrid format – both online and offline. The representatives of 15 organizations were brought together during the training week. The leading specialists from such universities as Dresden University of Technology, Riga Technical University, and Liverpool John Moores University shared their experience in applying EMI (English as a Medium of Instruction) methodology and shared the most recent materials on the academic English.
Currently the multiplication events are being developed; these events are planned to be held in Russian and Armenian Universities, that take part in the project. The series of multiplication events is aimed to share the training experience and raise awareness of SMARTI project.
SMARTI project aims at developing transparent, national and international educational standards and comparable learning tools and teaching standards in accordance with Bologna criteria; enhancing the quality of academic content and staff and students in the Programme Countries through development of a sustainable curricula for teacher training; provide support the internationalization of participating institutions and support staff and student mobilities and exchanges.
The coordinator of the SMARTI working group in Kazan Federal University is prof. Marina Solnyshkina.