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On January 27-February 1, 2020, in Lutsk, the Department of Social and Humanitarian Technologies took part in the III Winter School of the Ukrainian Association of Education Researchers (UAER) (2020). The event is held in the framework of the implementation of the European Union Erasmus+ project of the Jean Monet Action "European indicators of the quality of educational research to expand the opportunities of educators in Ukraine" (No. 587032-EPP-1-2017-1-UA-EPPJMO-SUPPA)


Organizers of the School: Ukrainian Association of Education Researchers together with Lutsk National Technical University with the financial support of the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union.

The ceremonial opening took place in the library of the Lutsk National Technical University. The Rector of the Lutsk National Technical University hospitably greeted the participants. The president of the Ukrainian Association of Education Researchers, professor Svitlana Shchudlo, addressed the participants with words of congratulations, and the Vice-president of UAER, professor Oksana Zabolotna, spoke about the history and mission of the organization. Petro Krainik, project manager of the National Erasmus+ office in Ukraine, wished fruitful work to the participants of the Winter School via Skype.


25 young scientists who passed the competitive selection became participants in the school. They represented higher education institutions in all regions of Ukraine.


The work of the school took place in an atmosphere of close cooperation among all its participants. Trainers shared interesting experiences and introduced innovations in the field of educational research. In particular, Prof. Oksana Zabolotna (Uman) presented a general overview of the European quality indicators of educational research. Prof. Serhii Kurbatov (Kyiv) introduced the most authoritative systems of international university rankings (ARWU, QS, THE World University Rankings), and during the practical session, the participants made a SWOT analysis of these systems. Professor Olena Kovalchuk (Lutsk) introduced the most important prerequisites for writing successful grant proposals, and on the last day of the school, all participants presented their projects, which were the results of their joint work in groups. Ass. Prof. Volodymyr Satsyk (Kyiv) described the modern standards of academic writing for young researchers. Ass. Prof. Natalya Horuk (Lviv) revealed the peculiarities of using the narrative approach in qualitative pedagogical research. Ass. Prof. Tetyana Lisova (Nizhyn) introduced theoretical approaches and evaluation methods in international comparative studies (TIMSS, PIRLS, ICCS, TEDS-M, ICILS, SITES, PISA, TALIS, PIAAC). Prof. Svitlana Shchudlo (Drohobych) and Ass. Prof. Tetiana Medina (Chernivtsi) introduced empirical methods in educational research (using the example of scientific research used in UAER projects and conducted among representatives of Romanian and Hungarian national minorities). Prof. Oleksandr Dluhopolskyi (Ternopil) outlined European standards for the accreditation of educational programs. Ass. Prof. Liudmila Zahoruiko (Uman) introduced international scientometric databases as platforms for presenting scientific achievements. Ass. Prof. Yurii Kovalchuk (Kyiv) described the Mendeley program, which is part of the international network of scientists, and showed examples of how it is possible to manage a researcher's bibliographic information.


The national expert of the PISA project, the methodologist of the Ukrainian Center for the Evaluation of the Quality of Education, Ass. Prof. Maria Mazorchuk was invited to participate in the School, and she revealed the peculiarities of the analysis and interpretation of international research data (using the example of PISA).


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