FIIAPP has supported the Ministry of Digital Transformation and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine in the implementation of a new computer science subject through the European programme EU4DigitalUA
More than 4 million Ukrainian students will receive updated computer science content and materials this new academic year. FIIAPP, through the European cooperation programme EU4DigitalUA, has supported the creation of the subject “Up-to-date Informatics – IT-studies”, which was launched yesterday in Kiev. The new subject is part of the reform on digital education being implemented at the initiative of the Ministry of Digital Transformation (MDTU) and the Ministry of Education and Science (MES), with support from the EU4DigitalUA programme.
During the event, the updated materials that Ukrainian students will have access to this new academic year were presented. The educational resources to be incorporated into the educational curriculum have been created and tested during the previous academic year in 50 educational institutions, with the participation of 70 teachers and more than 3,000 students. Currently, the “Informática Actualizada – IT-studios” materials are ready for use throughout the education system, in primary, secondary and baccalaureate. They are flexible and designed to be adapted to any educational programme.
“The extension of innovative resources to all Ukrainian schools is evidence of the cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union and of the European Union’s support for digital education and Ukraine’s digital transformation,” said Rémy Duflot, Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to Ukraine.
“Key features of the IT-studies course include consideration of the needs of individual learners, incorporation of interactive tasks for assessment and skills enhancement. The “Diia Education” platform also complies with web accessibility principles to simplify navigation for people with visual or cognitive disabilities,” stressed Valeriya Ionan, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for European Integration.
“Tremendous work has been done to upgrade IT in schools. Now it is the turn of teachers and schools. At this stage, it is crucial to effectively integrate this resource into the teaching process and adapt to the new interactive format of lessons,” said Dmytro Zavhorodniy, Director of the Directorate for Digital Transformation at the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
“EU4DigitalUA has involved the best Ukrainian and international experts to create a quality methodology and content for students of all levels. Spanish specialists mobilised by the FIIAPP have contributed their knowledge through their research on digital educational platforms or digital teaching and learning methods,” said María Gastón Betrán, EU4DigitalUA coordinator at the FIIAPP.
Specialists from Google, the Eastern Europe Foundation, the international organisation Save the Children and UNICEF, among others, participated in the presentation.