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30 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 32991)  

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Title Training seminar on teaching skills for professors and journalist trainers from regions  
Status Completed 
Date 02/12/2011 - 03/12/2011 
Location Georgia
Countries CoE Members: Georgia
  Joint Programme Activity - SC-MLD-MEDIA II
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP SC-MLD-MEDIA II - Promoting freedom, professionalism and pluralism of the media in the South Caucasus and Moldova    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2011/DGHL/JP/2601   Promoting freedom, professionalism and pluralism of the media in the South Caucasus and Moldova
Expected Result 1.6 - The quality of journalism education is improved, notably through introducing new courses, or enhancing existing ones, on the rights and responsibilities of journalists (graduates have better knowledge and understanding of European standards concerning freedom of expression and the media and are trained to apply these standards in their future work);
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Democracy
Line of Action ⇒ III.3 – Promoting Democratic Governance and Stability
Programme ☆ III.3.2  Good governance, Internet and Media

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Training Course 
Directorate (Service) Human Rights and Legal Affairs (Standards - Media and Information Society Division)
CoE Contact ,   email
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1 http://geo.interpressnews.ge/ge/sazogadoeba/186086-pedagogiuri-methodologiis-shesakheb-seminari-chatardeba.html
2 http://www.media.ge/content/satsvrthneli_seminari  
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Activity Synopsis (ID# 32991) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The goal of the training was to gather all journalism professors from the regional universities of Gori, Telavi, Kutaisi and Akhaltsikhe for experience and skills sharing with their local (Davit Paitchadze) and foreign (Gary Naylor) colleagues. The meeting was also expected to be a needs assessment activity in respect of curriculum, syllabus and other teaching-related issues. It would thus serve as a platform for reflection for the future cooperation between regional journalism faculties. 
Output/Results Besides giving a shape to the axial objective of the training – present and discuss main developments in modern teaching skills in practice at Georgian Ilia State University or at European level (different topics such as reporting and writing (including in-depth writing) - an introduction to journalism ethics, on-line journalism and new media ethics were also presented by the consultants including case studies featuring different pedagogical approaches. During the meeting it transpired that all but a few participants were already acquainted with their colleagues from other universities. This was an excellent opportunity for them to explore the possibility of informal professional contacts in the future.
Participants were given all the necessary teaching materials (print, CDs, relevant links) relating to the subjects of presentations, as well as the brochure on the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics printed in the framework of this Programme.

Conclusions/Follow Up Results of this activity is a solid starting point for planning future activities with regional universities. One of the possibilities explored during the meeting itself was setting up a commonly shared online pedagogical database hosted by one of the universities website with all necessary materials – bibliographies, professors’ reports and feedbacks on different themes.
This was the first meeting of its kind that participants had attended; similar activities have to be supported with all possible stakeholders involved, including Akhaltsikhe and Batumi universities. Unfortunately, due to bad weather conditions representatives of the latter couldn’t attend.
Participants Journalism professors from three different regional universities of Georgia (Gori, Kutaisi, Telavi), representatives of the NGO Civic Development Institute. 
Consultants/Experts Davit Paitchadze (Assistant Professor, Ilia State University) and Gary Naylor (Freelance Journalist and Independent Consultant on Curriculum Development Issues), 
CoE Secretariat  
Total No. Participants 18 
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