The International project partner the Savonia University of Applied Science in Finland organized the mobility for academic staff training from 21 March – 02 April 2022. This mobility was realized as it was planned in the projects activities
During the visit to UAS Savonia, the academic staff from University “Hasan Prishtina”, Kosovo had the opportunity to visit various institutions and meet colleagues from their respective field of study.
It was much more important that they got very good experiences in terms of practical work of students and connection of farms and businesses with UAS Savonia. Furthermore, they have visited some vocational schools that prepare students for UAS Savonia and this then enable students to orient more in practice and find work easier.
In addition, in most of the farms they visited graduate students at UAS Savonia managed them, and some of them were attending additional courses to acquire knowledge in their field.
Meetings with colleagues from the close field have been of particular importance as they have discussed the teaching methods that apply at UAS.
They discussed the content of the syllabi with special emphasis on the practical part that students have to perform on different farms and businesses. For this reason, they have participated in lectures but also have held lectures to exchange experiences in teaching.
Regarding learning, it was also important to learn more about e-learning practices. In addition, together with students and colleagues they visited some farmers, where had the opportunity to discuss with farmers about the ways of production and management of farms but also about the involvement of students in the practical part. Finally, it should be mentioned that it was a special pleasure to learn more about coaching, which will be much more rewarding for their work in the future.
Last, but not least, they are very pleased to have had the opportunity to learn so much about Finnish history and culture