RUSSIAN STATE VOCATIONAL PEDAGOGICAL UNIVERSITY
|Advisor and researcher in the field of university-college-enterprise cooperation and lifelong learning nominated since 2014 by EACEA as an Erasmus+ Higher Education Reform Expert. Vitaly Kopnov is a certified Professor in Quality Management and Doctor of Engineering. He is skillful in conducting and managing R&D projects on strategic development, quality assurance, and pedagogy in VET and HE. From 2009 to 2013, he was working as an expert in control and automatics of the Russian Federal National Accreditation Agency. In 2013, he was a coordinator of the project “Introduction of educational standard on Entrepreneurship” at the Ural Federal University. In 2014-2015, he was a coordinator of the project “A social portrait, values and needs of the Russian VET trainer” successfully completed under supervision of the Ministry of Education and Science of RF. Now he is a university coordinator of the two projects “Piloting ECVET to the national VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan / RUECVET” and “European policy and practice of Work-Based Learning in Vocational Education and Training”. Vitaly Kopnov is one of the authors and teachers of the continuous professional development course on ECVET implementation in Russia.The expertise areas are Management, Entrepreneurship and Engineering.|
|Maria Dremina is a PhD holder in sociology, an Associate Professor at the Department of Management, Entrepreneur and Founder of Eniostuduio. She was a regional director of the Research Foundation SVOD of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences and later a regional director of International Academy of Public Relations in Udmurt Republic. She is a repeated winner of several international and national PR and branding championships. Under her supervision, several curricula for adults with work-related activities were developed for teachers of HE and VET institutions in the field of art, public relations and brand management. Now he is a university team member of the two projects “Piloting ECVET to the national VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan / RUECVET” and “European policy and practice of Work-Based Learning in Vocational Education and Training”. Dr. Maria Dremina is one of the authors and teachers of the continuous professional development course on ECVET implementation in Russia.The expertise areas are Management, PR and Marketing.|
| Dina Shchipanova
Associate Professor of Department of Psychology of Education and Professional Development of RSVPU
Scientific links:http://www.researcherid.com/rid/O-9179-2016 https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57191168742http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2823-3765
Dina Shchipanova is a PhD holder in psychology, an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology of Education and Professional Development of RSVPU. She was a Coordinator of a number of research projects of Institute of Psychological and Pedagogical Education of RSVPU. Since 2010 she has been a designer of studyprogrammes, curricula and courses of undergraduate and graduate levels (ECTS) as well as curricula and courses for vocational teachers and trainers.Now she is a university team member of the project “Piloting ECVET to the national VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan / RUECVET”. Dr. Dina Shchipanova is one of the authors and teachers of the continuous professional development course on ECVET implementation in Russia.
The expertise areas are Pedagogicand Social Sciences.
|Marina Nikiforova is a PhD in philology, an English teacher at the College of Electric Energy and Machine-Building of Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University and Associate Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages and Business Communication of Ural State Mining University.Marina’s research interest lies in the field of political linguistics, discourse studies, and foreign language teaching.Now she is a university team member of RUECVET project, one of the authors and teachers of the continuous professional development course on ECVET implementation in Russia.|
Olga Shmurygina is a PhD, an Associate Professor at the Department of Law. She is a member of research projects dealing with the evolution and development of higher education in RF, its institutional perspectives, and practice of development and implementation of education policies in accordance with Bologna and Torino processes at various levels of VET teachers education. Olga Shmurygina is one of the developers of the concept of the distance learning and e-learning in the Russian State Vocational Pedagogic University for VET teachers and trainers. Since 2010 she has been a developer of a number of curricula and courses for professional development of adult vocational teachers and trainers at workplaces.
Now she is a university team member of the two projects “Piloting ECVET to the national VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan / RUECVET” and “European policy and practice of Work-Based Learning in Vocational Education and Training”. Dr. Olga Shmurygina is one of the authors and teachers of the continuous professional development course on ECVET implementation in Russia.
The expertise areas are Law, Higher Education, Vocational Education and Training.
TVER STATE UNIVERSITY
| Igor Lelchitsky
Director of the Institute of Pedagogical Education and Social Technologies, Head of the Chair of social work and pedagogy
Tel. + 7 9106490543
Igor Lelchitsky, Doctor in Pedagogy (2004), professor, an Associate Member of the Russian Academy of Education, Director of the Institute of Pedagogical Education and Social Technologies, Head of the Chair of social work and pedagogy (Tver State University). Specialist in the sphere of elaboration of professional competences of lecturers (teachers), methodologist, theorist of Education, has got experience of theoretical and empirical researches. Leader of the consortium «Lifelong Pedagogical Education of Tver Region». A deputy chairman of the Expert Council for Pedagogy and Psychology of the Higher Attestation Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.Now he is a university team member the project «Piloting ECVET to the national VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan».
The expertise areas are History of Pedagogy, Social Pedagogy, Management.
Assistant Professor of the Chair of the Pedagogy and Psychology of primary education
Tel. + 7 9040284136
Tamara Golubeva, PhD in psychology (2003). A member of the consortium «Lifelong Pedagogical Education of Tver Region». She has got experience in realization projects in the sphere of vocational education in international, federal and regional levels. She designed standards of vocational education, held advanced trainings of professional education teachers. Elaboration and implementation standard and methodological provision of vocational education programs. Expert of the «Academy of Professional Development».Now she is a university team member the project «Piloting ECVET to the national VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan».
The expertise areas are Psychology and Pedagogy of Vocational Education, Psychology of Labour.
Assistant Professor of the Chair of Foreign Languages for the Humanities
Tel. + 79806410903
|Elena Astapenko, PhD in philology (2004). Specialist in foreign languages, American pedagogy and Education. She has got experience in international cooperation in professional education, in holding training sessions, seminars, and round table conferences. Design the model of personal and professional qualities of an ideal teacher.Now he is a university team member the project «Piloting ECVET to the national VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan».The expertise areas are Teaching English, English-Russian Interpreter, American Pedagogy.|
Head of the Chair of Mathematics and Natural Science Education
|Svetlana Shcherbakova, PhD in physic-mathematical sciences (1986), Head of the Chair of Mathematics and Natural Science Education. She has got experience in the development of professional standards, professional competences of a teacher, constructing a pedagogue competence model, elaboration of assessment methodology of pedagogues’ qualification levels.Now she is a university team member the project «Piloting ECVET to the national VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan».The expertise areas are Maths, History and Methodology of Maths, Theory of teaching Maths, professional preparation of teachers.|
VORONEZH STATE UNIVERSITY
Associate Professor of Department of Management and Economics of Pharmacy and Pharmacognosy of VSU
Tel. +79521014377 Fax 8 (473) 239-05-45 FB https://www.facebook.com/mariya.kurolap
|Maria Kurolap is a graduate of the Pharmaceutical Faculty of VSU in 2011, associate professor of the Department of Management and Economics of Pharmacy and Pharmacognosy, Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, deputy Dean for International relations of the Faculty, authorized for the employment of graduates, interaction with employers and mass media, Head of the Student Scientific Society of the Department of Management and Economics of Pharmacy and Pharmacognosy. Maria teaches various disciplines in specialty and residency since 2013, has 55 publications, including 15 articles in journals on the list of HCC, and 10 teaching guides. The field of scientific interests of Maria is connected with geomarketing research in the pharmaceutical market. Maria takes an active part in the international activities of the faculty: she is a part of the working group for cooperation with the European pharmaceutical company Bionorica SE, from 2012 to 2015 took part in the TEMPUS project “Human security (environmental protection, food quality control, health protection, social protection) in the territory contaminated with radioactive substances.” Within the RUECVET project Maria develops materials for the qualification of “Pharmacist”.|
Lecturer of the Sub-Department of Recreational and Regional Geography and Tourism, Voronezh State University
Tel. +79081449453 Fax +7 (473) 266-56-54 FB https://www.facebook.com/dima.vladimirov.7
|Vladimirov Dmitry is a graduate of The Department of Geography, Geo-Ecology and Tourism of VSU in 2010, lecturer of the Sub-Department of Recreational and Regional Geography and Tourism, Ph.D. in Geography, deputy Dean for International relations of the Department, Head of the Youth Club of Russian Geographic Society in Voronezh region. Dmitry teaches various disciplines in specialty and residency since 2014, has 42 publications, including 17 articles in journals on the list of HCC and Scopus, and 2 collective monographs. The field of scientific interests of Dmitry is connected with biogeography, ecology, invasive ecology, botany. Dmitry pays an important role in the international activities of the Department: he coordinates work of The University with Sichuan Provincial Academy of Natural Resources Sciences and Sichuan Institute of Nuclear Geology, from 2012 to 2015 took part in the TEMPUS project “Human security (environmental protection, food quality control, health protection, social protection) in the territory contaminated with radioactive substances.” Within the RUECVET project Dmitry develops materials for the qualification of “Tourism”.|
Assistant of the Department of management and economics of pharmacy and pharmacognosy
Tel: +7 (473) 239-05-45
Organizational work: Deputy Dean for international activity, Chairman of the student scientific society of the Department.
Publications: 3 scientific, 2 educational-methodical.
Scientific interests: pharmaceutical marketing, drug promotion, interaction between pharmacists and medical representatives, online drug promotion, legislation in the field of drug promotion.
NOVOSIBIRSK COLLEGE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES AFTER D.I. MENDELEEV
Director Novosibirsk college of chemical technologies after D.I.Mendeleev
Tel: +7 (913) 912 88 79
Fax: +7 (383) 266 00 44
Elena Sartakova graduated from the department of Mechanics and Mathematics in Tomsk State University with qualifications of mathematician and teacher. Also she received qualification of economist at Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management and was involved in Presidential Training Program for Administrative staff implemented by Novosibirsk State University.Laureate of Russian Federation Government Prize in the field of Education.
Chairperson of the Federal Educational and Methodical Association in Chemical Technologies under the Russian Ministry of Education and Science.
Member of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science Council of Federal Educational Standards for VET Schools (head of the working group on VET), 2009-2013.
Advisor in the field of vocational education at Federal Institute of Education Development.
Regional expert of EU Projects: Delphi II Tacis “Development of Educational Links and Professional and Higher Education Initiatives”; TEMPUS “Ecological Education for Belarus, Russia and Ukraine EcoBRU”.
Member of International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) and Russian Union of VET Schools.
Advisor in the Regional Committee on implementation of training programs for Administrative staff for Russian Economy.
Member of Advisory Council in vocational education and professional training at the State Duma Committee on Education of the Russian Federation.
Leader of the working group on occupational and educational standards development.
Tel. +7 (383) 266-00-44
|Being the Head of IT Department Olga Chubrikova is responsible for re-engineering the College programs using Learning Outcomes. Besides she has extensive teaching experience in graduate courses. In 2017 got the Certificate of Professional Regional Expert in WorldSkills Russia in the area of Web and multimedia development. Olga Chubrikova has background knowledge of developmental practices and educational theories, proficient in Web Design, uses ICT in teaching. She has a number of publications in local journals devoted to implementation of alter-forms in teaching professional-purposed courses. Now she is a college team member of the project “Piloting ECVET to the national VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan / RUECVET”.The expertise areas are IT-Technologies, Vocational Education, and Training.|
Tel. +7 (383) 266-00-44
|A college teacher in English with over twenty years’ experience in the field of Adult Education and ESP. Lilia Yudina combines two educational aptitudes in academic career – Lecturing and Research. She is one of the authors and teachers of the continuous professional development course within the EU project EcoBRU implemented in Russia. Lilia Yudina Has the experience of participating in numerous seminars and webinars concerning Methods of Teaching in Professional Schools and a representative of NCCT at national summits and educational meetings. Since 2011 holds the position of the Internal Quality Assurance Auditor. Has some publications on the Problems of Teaching English in Professional Schools and awarded by Local Educational Authorities. Now she is a college team member of the project “Piloting ECVET to the national VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan / RUECVET”.The expertise areas are Teaching Foreign Languages.|
MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY OF GEODESY AND CARTOGRAPHY
Head of International Education Programs Department of MIIGAiK
Tel. +7499 267 35 54
|Inna Ponomareva is a Head of International Education Programs Department of MIIGAiK. She is a manager of ERASMUS+ projects in MIIGAiK and has a large experience in administration of Tempus and Erasmus+ projects, such as 530690-TEMPUS-1-2012-1-PL-TEMPUS-SMHES “Elaboration of Qualification Framework for Land Management Studies at Russian Universities”; 530838 “Independent Quality Assurance model for degree programmes in Russia”; 543727 “On-line Quality Assurance of Study Programmes”; 544202 “Developing Intra-and Entrepreneurial Competences through Entrepreneurship Education and Start-up Consultancy” ; 544405 “Validation of non-formal/informal learning in Russian Higher Education”; 561603 “Establishment of Centers for Competence and Employability Development”; 574097 “Piloting ECVET to the National VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan”; 574056 “Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development”; 573555 “University – enterprise cooperation via spin-off companies network”|
Department of international educational programs, MIIGAiK
Tel. +7925 554 47 54
|Aliya Myrsalieva is a specialist in the International education programs department of the MIIGAiK. She is responsible for the implementation of existing Erasmus+ projects of MIIGAiK. Also, Aliya is preparing analytical, methodological and content reports, coordinates external activities of the department. Aliya has strong analytical, writing and drafting skills; Knowledge of and experience in the project cycle management; Knowledge of and skills in the preparation of tender documents; strong knowledge of educational issues, proven knowledge of vocational and technical education issues, good knowledge of local community support approaches, good knowledge of social, labour and employment aspects, good knowledge of development of curriculums, occupational standards and its package, good knowledge of sustainable development issues, international project experience (European Commission, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Training Foundation, and others), also in the expert capacity; International relations analyst; educational specialist; Interpreter from Russian into English and Spanish and v.v.|
Leading specialist of Educational Department of Moscow State University of geodesy and cartography (MIIGAiK)
tel: +7 (499)4041220 (1932)
Maria Kulkova graduated from the faculty of applied cosmonautics of the Moscow state University of geodesy and cartography in 1999. Maria Kulkova worked as Deputy Dean of the faculty оf applied cosmonautics. Nowadays, Maria is a leading specialist of the MIIGAiK Training Department.Maria’s field of activity include the control of the development and implementation of basic and working curricula, monitoring the quality of programs of academic disciplines, the development of technologies for the evaluation and development of students ‘ competencies.
Maria Kulkovaconducts methodological work and provides in-service training for teachers. Maria takes an active part in the international activities of MIIGAiK. She is a member of the University team of two projects “Piloting ECVET to the national VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan / RUECVET” and COMPLETE project.
Deputy Director on methodical work of MIIGAiK College of Surveying and Mapping
Tel.: + 7 906 715 39 01
|Deputy Director on methodical work of MIIGAiK College of Surveying and Mapping. Mrs. Voskresenskaya work in College is carried out as the Head of Methodical and Pedagogical Council. In this Council Teaching staff of the College develops a methodical provision of the Basic professional educational programs of VET on all College specialties of the main directions of methodical work in College: exemplary writing and working programs of disciplines, professional modules, training and work practices; writing of methodical developments: the implementation of practical work, in organization of independent work of students, for students of the correspondence Department, for the implementation of the course and diploma projects, conducting training and professional practices; to create a Fund of assessment tools of academic disciplines, interdisciplinary courses, and examinations (qualification); preparation of the educational-methodical complex, academic disciplines, and interdisciplinary courses and their sections; the guidance of an experienced research and creative activities of students; the organization and carrying out of open lessons; conducting group work; preparation of articles for publication in the media.|
|Dr. Asiya Tureniyazova
Tel: +(99890) 6545445
LEAR for EU programs for HE at NukSPI and Nukus Branch of Tashkent University of IT. The local coordinator for “Piloting ECVET to the national VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan/RUECVET” project and manager of “University as a key partner of NETwork for vocational educational training centers of Middle Age Generation in Uzbekistan/MAGNET”project.Proficient in Web Design, using ICT in teaching and development of CBT.
She has strong knowledge in education system of Uzbekistan, active user of innovative pedagogical technologies, participated in development of normative documents for VET and HE, managed the corporative partnership among HE&VET institutions.
Experienced teacher on part-time base at VET teachers training institute. Head of Pedagogical Mastery School in Karakalpakstan.
She has strong analytical and communication skills, experienced in design and management of projects for educational and community institutions.
|Dr. Tajieva Aliya Utebaevna
Head of Department, PhD
Email: aliya_tazhieva @mail.ru
Since 1995 has been working at a higher educational establishment.Now, she is a head of Foreign Languages Department at Nukus State Pedagogical Institute.She is a PhD on Pedagogy and author of more than 50 articles and 10 books on methodology of teaching foreign languages. Worked in English Reform project PreSETT (Pre- Service English Teacher Training), Reforming ESP and Designing Materials for ESP developed by British Council and a coauthor of the textbook “B2Ready”. In 2013 attended special professional development course in NILE-Norwich Institute for Language Education in United Kingdom.As a head of department she works closely with the lyceum and vocational colleges staff.Developed syllabuses and handbooks for the teachers, published a textbook for the learners of lyceums.
She is a teacher trainer and work at Teacher training and Retraining centre under Karakalpak State University, involved to InSETT (In-Service Teacher Training) program as a trainer in Nukus State Pedagogical Institute teacher training centre.
She is responsible and hard working, always ready to help teachers in their professional development. She is a supervisor of two teachers in doing their research work on methodology of teaching foreign languages.
Borasheva Aybolgan Tugelbaevna
|In 2001 I graduated with honors Karakalpak State University, bachelor degree, English department. Then in 2003 I finished studying for master’s degree in Uzbekistan State University of World Languages. Since then I have started my teaching career. Worked at UzSUWL in Tashkent, in JiangXiYuzhou College of Science and Technology in China, Nukus branch of Tashkent Pediatric Institute in Nukus.Since 2014 I have been working inNukus State Pedagogical Institute, at Department of Foreign languages, teaching ESP students.Participating in different projects helps me to learn new things, to self-development and to meet new people. I am one of the coordinators of the project “Reviewing ESP curriculum and developing ESP syllabi”, member of “Accessing, Evaluating, and Applying Published Primary Research”, and trainer of the project ” English language programme for English language teachers in higher educational institutions of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.|
Tel: +99890 577 91 91
|Graduated with honors Nukus state pedagogical institute, bachelor degree in 2005. In 2007 she finished studying for master’s degree in Karakalpak state university. Then started her Teaching career in the secondary school #24. Later, scince 2010-2014, she worked as a methodologist in The Ministry of Public education.
Since 2014 she has been working at a high educational establishment. She is a PhD on Pedagogy and author of more than 40 articles and 3 books on methodology of Teaching foreign languages and also a dictionary for B1 level learners.
Also, she participated in different projects, as “TFT” and “Researchers Connect “.
She is hard working person, always ready to create new Approaches and methods in Teaching foreign languages.
NAVOI STATE PEDAGOGICAL INSTITUTE
Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Head of the Department
|Professor Sevdiyor Imomkulov got his PhD in 1993 and Doctoral degree in 2006 in mathematics. Within 1999-2009 he was vice-dean and worked with colleges and academic lyceums of Physics and Mathematics department of Urgench State University (Uzbekistan). Since 2011 he has been the Head of Mathematics Department at Navoi State Pedagogical Institute and he is also responsible for working with colleges and academic lyceums of Navoi region. Over 30 years of experience in Higher Education, of which over 10 years as a member of senior administrative team of Higher Education institutions. Professor Sevdiyor Imomkulov has direct participation in 3 TEMPUS projects since 2003. He published about 50 research papers on mathematics and education aspects. Nowadays Imomkulov is the coordinator of the project “Piloting ECVET to the national VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan/ RUECVET”.|
Doctoral student for basic doctoral studies in the field of Mathematical analysis
|Nafisa Ibodullaeva began her pedagogical activity at the Department of the “Methodology of Teaching Mathematics” in the NSPI since 2014. In 2011, the State Publishing Company “Alisher Navoi” published her methodical manual entitled Elements of Vector Algebra. In 2014 she became the owner of the President’s scholarship of the Republic of Uzbekistan. She published about 30 research papers on mathematics and education aspects. Now NafisaIbodullaeva is a doctoral student for basic doctoral studies in the field of Mathematical analysis. Her scientific supervisor is Professor Sevdiyor Imomkulov. The topic of the doctoral work “Sub-solutions of the Monge-Ampère equation”.|
KOKAND STATE PEDAGOGICAL INSTITUTE
|Dilnoza Shavkatovna Khodjaeva
Vice rector on scientific affairs
Tel. +99894 5588108
|Dilnoza Shavkatovna Khodjaeva was born on the 19th of January in 1967 in Kokand, Uzbekistan. After graduating Kokand State Pedagogical Institute named after Muqimi, she began to work as a scientific researcher of Tashkent State pedagogical institute in 1989-1991. She worked as a teacher of Russian language at the Kokand State Pedagogical Institute in 1995-2002. In 2000 she defended her candidate of science dissertation. she worked at Kokand State Pedagogical Institute as a head of Russian language and literature department from 2000 until 2005,. Since 2008 she has been working as a Vice rector on scientific affairs in Kokand State Pedagogical Institute . During her working career, she has supervised 1 manual, 20 educational materials, 5 thesis, 8 articles in national journals.Now she is a team member of the project “Piloting ECVET to the national VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan / RUECVET” .|
|Sabo Akhmadaliyeva Murodovna
English language and literature department
Tel. +99890 6286966
Nowadays she is working at English language and literature department. She has a professional experience with international organizations such as British Council, UNDP, with Ministries of Public and Higher and Secondary Special Education, Fond Forum, Estedod. She has International experience as a trainee in Qualification Improvement Training in the College of International Exchange in Shanghai University. She is the winner of Fond Forum competition on education projects. In 2006 in the national championship among English Language Teachers Sabo Akhmadalieva won the first degree prize in the nomination “The Best English Language Teacher of the Year 2006”. Moreover, she was given the honorable title of “Xalq ta’limi alochisi”(“The Excellent Teacher of People’s Education”) by the Ministry of Education of our country.
Now she is a team member of the project “Piloting ECVET to the national VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan / RUECVET”.
|Nargiza Babaeva Muzaffarovna
Head of Quality Assurance department
Tel.: +9(890) 556-08-65
|Graduated from Ferghana Polytechnic Institute, Economics and management (specialty: engineer-economist). 2007-2010 – Applicant of the Banking and Finance Academy of Uzbekistan, Tashkent (Candidate of Economic Sciences). The winner of the republican Olympiad in the Russian language among school leavers (2nd place).PrivacyTerms,2011 – awarded with the badge “Excellent worker of public education” 2011 – a grantee of the certificate for the right to improve qualifications abroad, issued by the Istedod Foundation. The winner of the Republican contest “The Best Teacher” among the teachers of universities. Attended the courses of pedagogical retraining of personnel at Namangan Engineering and Pedagogical Institute, the courses for improving the qualifications of the economics teachers at the Ferghana University, “Management in Management and Education” Tashkent, the State Scientific and Methodological Center, “Targeted Training of Reserve Personnel” Tashkent.|
PhD, Associated Professor of Faculty of Humanitarian sciences and Arts, Liepaja University
Tel: + 371 28808537
|Mrs. Valentina Kalinina is an associated professor of the Faculty of Humanitarian sciences and Arts at Liepaja University (Latvia)She has been teaching in higher educational institutions in Latvia and abroad since 1982. She has extensive practical and academic experience in the field of foreign languages teaching, linguistics and communication. As well she participated in many Erasmus+ projects focusing on university teachers and students mobility and has gained international experience. After Latvia’s entry into the European educational space actively participated in the creation and developing university curricula utilizing the EU tools. Participated in licensing, accreditation and management of university curricula in accordance with European standards.|
UNIVERSITY OF NICOSIA & INTERCOLLEGE
Executive Director, Intercollege and Cyprus Maritime Academy
Tel: +357 22 842 570
|Dr. Stylianos Mavromoustakos is a PhD holder in Chemistry since 1991. He worked for 10 years as teacher of Chemistry and as the Head Teacher of Pascal English School. In 2003 he became the Director of the Training and Development Unit of Intercollege. Since then he has been involved both as a partner and coordinator in numerous European projects and programs. He has long experience in project management, program design and implementation. Since January 2008 Dr. Mavromoustakos took on the position of Executive Director of Intercollege Nicosia and Intercollege Larnaca since 2014. Since 2015 he is also the Executive Director of the Maritime Academy Cyprus. In 2006 was elected Vice President of the European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EfVET), position he holds to this day.He has been invited to and has participated in numerous occasions in forums for Vocational Education and Training, Quality Assurance, Learning Outcomes etc. DrMavromoustakos, since September 2013 is one of the Cyprus European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) National Experts and National Expert to the Minister of Education and Culture for the establishment of the National Qualifications Framework in Cyprus since January 2013. He was also a member of the ECVET User Group and Working Group, representing the European Association on VET Education from January 2013 – June 2016. He was appointed by DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission as a member of the expert group “Platform of European Associations of vocational education and training (VET) providers” for the period January 2015 to January 2017. Since May 2017, he is a member of European Qualifications Framework (EQF) Working group representing the Vocational Education and Training providers.|
Associate Head HTSM Department
Business School, University of Nicosia
tel: +357 22 841 649
|Mrs. Yianna Orphanidou is a lecturer and the Associate Head of the Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management department at the University of Nicosia (Cyprus). She has been teaching since 1999 in several higher educational institutions, private and public, in Cyprus and abroad. She has extensive practical and academic experience in the field of tourism and hospitality management as well she participated in many European projects focusing on ECVET and gain a substantial experience in developing curriculum utilizing ECVET tools especially in the area of Hospitality and Tourism.|
MALTA COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
|Connie Livori Bonici Monpalao
Telephone: +356 2398 7147
|Ms. Connie Livori Bonici Monpalao is a Curriculum Coordinator at the Malta College of Arts Science and Technology (MCAST) as well as a part time lecturer/trainer. She has been working with MCAST since 2012, where she started working within the Quality Assurance Department and from there, she moved to the Curriculum Department where she has been ever since. Her role in this department is working with the Curriculum team to cater for the MCAST Curriculum as well as build a bridge with the various Colleges and Institutes within MCAST. Some of her main roles are, with the Curriculum Director, participate in meetings to discuss and build structures for Qualifications within MCAST, as well as reviewing the MCAST full-time, Part-Time and Ad Hoc industry requested Qualification and Courses that pass through the MCAST umbrella.Ms. Livori Bonici Monpalao has also participated in various ESF projects that the College has participated in, amongst which are the Final Conference of ECVET in Malta, as well as was the reviewer and accreditation expert of the ESF Project that saw MCAST transitioning to home grown courses.|
Subject Coordinator (IT)
Telephone: +356 2398 7700
Joshua Bugeja graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Computing from the University of Malta. He joined MCAST as an assistant lecturer after a brief stint as a network security software developer with a local company. In his early years at MCAST he was lecturing Information Technology to aspiring technicians and engineers. Subsequently he read for a Master of Science in Computing from the Liverpool John Moores University. He has also graduated with a Postgraduate Certificate in Vocational Education and Training from the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST).Joshua is currently responsible for delivering software development and database related units as well as coordinating the Information Technology key skill subject within MCAST. He is also involved in a number of roles at MATSEC, namely chairperson of the Vocational SEC IT subject as well as board member for the Applied, Intermediate and Advanced IT subjects.
On a personal level he has been involved in a number of projects related to the hospitality and entertainment industries. These include web development, ticket management systems, registration systems and networking infrastructure.
Deputy Director – Learning Support Unit within the Quality Assurance Department
Telephone: +356 2398 7154
|Kenny Muscat graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Science in Integrated Product Development from the University of Malta. He has also graduated with a Postgraduate Certificate in Vocational Education and Training from the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST). Kenny is currently reading for an MBA from Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. Following a three year experience as a Process Engineer in an international manufacturing company Kenny joined MCAST as an Assistant LecturerIn his early years at MCAST he was mainly lecturing Mathematics and Product Development to aspiring technicians and engineers. Eventually Kenny moved into management where, as a Deputy Director, he was responsible for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and eventually for the Learning Support Unit within the Curriculum Department. Besides the day-to-day running of the department, Kenny is actively involved in the delivery of Maltese, English, French, Italian, German and Spanish as foreign languages, providing a more meaningful learning experience to foreigners studying at MCAST, VET teacher training and in the delivery of MCAST vocational programmes in compulsory education in Malta. He is also a technical expert in the RUECVET project.|
|Nadia Maria Vassallo
Director of Curriculum
Telephone: +356 2398 7517
|Dr Nadia Maria Vassallo is currently Director of Curriculum at MCAST. She has graduated as a teacher in 2001, has taught across all levels and areas of Compulsory and Post-Secondary education. Dr Vassallo continued her Maters studies and specialised in the area of Family Literacy with the University of Sheffield. Nadia has been working within different roles in a VET setting since 2010. Within her current remit, Dr Vassallo is managing the curriculum Department, the Key Skills Department and the Learning Support and Inclusive Education Departments of the College. Dr Vassallo is also a member of faculty of the Teacher Training Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters Programmes where she teaches, Sociology in Education, Psychology in Education, Policy in Education and Curriculum Design.|