On October 22th–26th , Nadiia Kostiuchenko, the Acting Dean of the Teachers Training Faculty, and Denys Smolennikov, the Deputy Director of the Oleg Balatsky Academic and Research Institute of Finance, Economics and Management took part in the international conference "Innovations for Sustainable Development" and started training for teachers according to the programme “Education for Sustainable Development” in Kaunas (Lithuania). 

The conference was organized by the Baltic University Programme, Abo Academy University (Turku, Finland) and Kaunas University of Technology (Kaunas, Lithuania).

Teachers from Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Poland, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine presented their ideas about application of innovative and active teaching methods in the educational process as well as trends in the engineering and science for sustainable social advancement and possibility of introduction of sustainable development concept into the teaching and learning activity. In addition, the conference programme included a set of discussions and trainings about the teaching methods at the universities to promote the ground principles of sustainable development, as well as study visits. Participants of the conference joined the design thinking workshop and visited the National Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The training for the teachers according to the programme “Education for Sustainable Development” will be continued as an online mode, based on the moodle platform of the Abo Academy University. At the end of February, 2018, the second workshop will be held in Riga (Latvia), where the results of semestrial work will be presented.

Remind you that Sumy State University is one of the most active Ukrainian universities in the educational network "Baltic Universities Programme". During the last year scientists, students and postgraduates of SSU took part in the Research Seminar for Postgraduates, training for students “Under the Sail”, International Student Conference, International Conference for Teachers and training for teachers “Under the Sail”.

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