Summer School – Training for the Professors and Lecturers of the Academy of Civil Service under the President of Turkmenistan and other stakeholders

The EU funded project “Support for Public Administration Capacity Building in Turkmenistan” launched a five days “Summer School” training intended to train the lecturers of the Academy of Civil Service under the President of Turkmenistan (AoCS) and other project stakeholders during 24-28 August 2020. The first day of the event took place at the conference hall of the AoCS. The Summer School aimed at training the lecturers in different topics related to the implementation of the Master’s degree program, in particular in public administration, was designed to cover the best international practices in this sphere of education.

The webinar is organized upon the request of the management of the AoCS which was proposed and agreed by the project Steering Committee members during its sixth meeting.

The Project Director Ms. Ivelina Dilovska, the Project Team Leader Mr. Folkert Milch and international experts of the project Dr. Todor Tanev, Dr. Albena Taneva, Mr. Wolfgang Sporrer, Dr. Annika Jaansoo connected to the webinar using the application Zoom.

Mr. Folkert Milch opened the event and introduced to the participants the agenda of the Summer School training. The first day of the training started with the presentation of Dr. Tanev. The expert made a detailed overview of the Bologna Process and Universal Standards of Higher Education. He spoke about the Benefits and Risks of the Bologna process for Europe as well as Potential Benefits for Turkmenistan.

Next presentation was made by Dr. Albena Taneva on the most important issues to be taken into account before starting a Master’s Degree Programme. Main points of her presentation were on MA Degree as element of implementation of Bologna process, Questions before the start of the program, curriculum of MPA, The teaching staff in MA programs (Bulgarian case), Documents for completion of the master’s program, Completion of MA studies.

The project expert Mr. Wolfgang Sporrer continued the training with a presentation on the topic “Getting from a topic to successful course”. The expert presented the Hertie School of Governance, Importance of the courses, Admission process, Design of Course Components, Selection of Course Material, Methods of Instruction and Collaboration, Methods of Grading and Evaluation.

The last presentation of the day was made by Dr. Annika Jaansoo on the topic “How International Cooperation Could Strengthen a Master’s Degree Program”. Main discussion points were about International cooperation in higher education, Joint initiatives, Academic mobility, Joint study programme – one ‘owner’, Joint study programme – multiple ‘owners ‘and Joint degrees.

Discussion process after each presentation was engaging and informative. Lecturers of the Academy thanked the experts for a productive day, expressed their gratitude to the project team for organizing the event and for the AoCS administration providing this opportunity.

Dear reader, please find attached presentations of the “Summer School” to download

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