Promover estratégias inovadores no ensino e aprendizagem para melhorar a experiência educativa em países parceiros de leste. PRINTeL

Aims of the project:

  • To enhance student learning experience in the partner countries (PC) in accordance with the ET 2020 objectives by promoting development and innovation in teaching & learning (T&L), supporting integration of technology and research, and dissemination of good practice.
  • To modernize HE in AM, GE and BY in line with the Bologna agenda and to establish cooperation in education & training between EU and the partner countries and amongst PCs by promoting virtual mobility of teachers and students, and enhancing lifelong learning resources & means.

Specific Objectives:

These aims will be achieved through completion of the following specific objectives:

  1. To strengthen Teaching Staff Development Centres (TSDC) in the PC HEIs by enhancing capacities of staff and trainers, modernizing infrastructure and introducing innovative teacher training and academic leadership programmes.
  2. To build up capacities of the partner HEIs’ teaching staff by developing their innovative and technology-enhanced T&L skills and abilities of competency- and research-based teaching.
  3. To establish a Virtual Academy of Teaching & Learning (VATL) as an international community of teachers, staff and students interested in using and sharing Open Educational Resources (OER) for the improvement of technology-enhanced T&L.
  4. To promote greater awareness on the types and methods of innovative and technology-enhanced T&L and to disseminate best practices within and between HEIs in the PCs.
ToT Course - 12-16 novembro.2018 - Rectorate of U.Porto Workshop - 14-15 june.2018 - Rectorate of U.Porto Kick-off meeting - Feb.2018 - Yerevan State University Partners involved

Video as a Learning tool for teachers and students
November 12 – 16, 2018



It is not surprising that video has become one of the most popular instructional resources referring to online learning but it has also gained visibility in traditional classrooms. Audiovisual materials can convey and communicate complex information in a more motivating and memorable way creating richer learning experiences. Pedagogical strategies like Flipped Classroom or the usage of digital tools such as interactive whiteboards, tablets and mobile phones inside the classroom, are contributing for new teaching approaches and the increase of interaction and engagement with students.

This course will address several concrete Teaching & Learning scenarios on how to use video as a learning tool with practical cases, both in class as outside class, and examples of tools that teachers can use to motivate and engage students increasing the quality of their learning process.

Course Goals 

There are various ways to effectively use video as a learning tool and with this course teachers will have the opportunity to approach several teaching strategies that align pedagogical aims, learning outcomes with video, inside and outside the classroom. Participants will reflect and discuss the role, different implications and challenges of using video in teaching and learning and will be presented with tools that will contribute for the enhancement of their teaching practices.

More information for participants


Workshop report

The workshop took place at the U.Porto Rectory between the 14th and 15th of June 2018, with the presence of 44 academic/administrative staff from 12 PRINTeL partner institutions, as well as 3 invited speakers from Portuguese Universities and 1 external visitor.

The primary objectives to accomplish through this activity were how to run effectively a TSDC and how to run effectively a workshop on elaboration of competence-based teachers training programs. With those goals in mind, the U.Porto team prepared a very focus Workshop “Building Capacities of the PRINTeL Eastern Partner Universities’ Teaching Staff Development Centers”.

The program  was very diverse and had a big impact for the eastern partners. In the end a satisfaction survey was developed and all activities were very well evaluated.   The 1st day was manly the presentations of good examples teaching staff canters in Portugal. On the 2nd day we had a more interactive and dynamic activity through the day, the world café.

The program was very well evaluated by the participants in all aspects.


Workshop announcement
On 14-15 June 2018 a two-day Training and Workshop will be held in University of Porto for capacity building of PC partner HEIs Teaching Staff Development Centres’ (TSDC) heads and staff with the purposes of training them on efficient operation of TSDCs and providing innovative teacher training programmes. EU partner HEIs will develop materials and deliver the training workshop. In their home universities the participants will elaborate Operational Plans for their TSDCs.

On 16 June 2018 PRINTeL project’s 1st coordination meeting will be held in University of Porto to inform the Project Steering Committee on the status of the project, to review progress and accomplishment, to plan further activities by the end of 2018 and make necessary changes and decisions.


Workshop program 14-15 june

Workshop program 16 june

List of participants


The project Kick-off meeting occur on the 15th and 16th of February, 2018 at Yerevan State University. The seminar “Change in Classroom: Promoting Innovative Teaching and Learning to Enhance Student Learning Experience in Eastern Partnership Countries”, was extremely well organized by the Yerevan State University team.

The main goals of the seminar were the promotion of development and innovation in teaching and learning, as well as the introduction of new technologies in the teaching process.

All the partners were present and the U.Porto had 1 representative. Maria Pinto presented the U.Porto as well as the work that done by the office of Pedagogical Innovation.

In frame of the project the representatives of the consortium member universities held presentations and analyze work packages, also discussed financial and administrative issues and the following work meeting was planned in Barcelona and Porto.

P1 – Yerevan State University (YSU), Armenia    –

P2 – National Polytechnic University of Armenia (NPUA), Armenia –

P3 – Vanadzor State University after H. Toumanyan (VSU), Armenia –

P4 – Ilia State University (ISU), Georgia –

P5 – Georgian Technical University (GTU), Georgia –

P6 – Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University (TeSaU), Georgia –

P7 – Belarusian State University (BSU), Belarus –

P8 – Brest State Technical University (BrSTU), Belarus –

P9 – Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (YKSUG), Belarus –

P10 – National Centre for Strategic Research in Higher Education (NCSRHE), Armenia –

P11 – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium –

P12 – Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Spain –

P13 – University of Porto (U.PORTO) –

P14 – Linköpings Universitet (LiU), Sweden –

P15 – FH JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbH (FHJ), Austria –