13 February 2021
On February 13, 2021, an international working meeting of representatives of the Russian Federation, Austria, Armenia and Latvia was held on the Zoom platform on one of the work packages of the FlexWBL project: “Development of a flexible, innovative and practical framework for Work-based Learning in higher education of Armenia and Russia” (Erasmus + project No. 610072-EPP-1-2019-1-LV-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP). In Tver, this project is being implemented on the basis of InEMT TvSU, its widespread implementation is planned as one of the directions of the federal innovation platform, the status of which has been assigned to Tver State University. On behalf of the Russian side, the event was attended by the Director of the Center for strategic development and innovations of Tver State University, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Belotserkovskiy A.V. and senior lecturer of InEMT TvSU Borodina A.V. The meeting was organized by the private pedagogical university Diosse Linz (Linz, Austria). The participants discussed the innovative WBL model taking into account the various stages (planning, implementation, realization, evaluation) and levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced), as well as the existing difficulties and the best ways to overcome them.
The model was presented by Doctor, Professor Ernst Nausner (Linz, Austria). During the discussion A.V. Belotserkovskiy drew the participants’ attention to Art. 15 of the Federal Law of December 29, 2012 No. 273-FL “On Education in the Russian Federation” (network form of implementation of educational programs) as a possible legal mechanism for interaction with employers when implementing the WBL model in the practice of Russian universities. A.V. Borodina made a proposal to use research methods developed on the basis of InEMT TvSU for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the WBL model. Further implementation of the project will be based on the developments and best practices of partner universities. The next project meeting is scheduled for the end of February 2021.