Department for Information and in Service Teacher Training, Trakia University, Stara Zagora


Short profile of Organisation

The main activity of the Department is teachers training in all subjects included in the curriculum of the schools from the system of secondary education. The object of the training is :
-    introducing the new learning contents;
-    training in methodological and didactical issues in teaching school subjects;   
-    introducing modern methods of information and communication technologies (ICT) into the educational process;
-    preparation of teachers for new professional-qualification degrees;
-    organization of qualification and specialization of the teachers;
-    language training of pedagogical personnel;
-    organizing and management of the language practice of the Bulgarian Diaspore's students;
-    development of educational products: educational presentations, educational video-films, creation and mixing, compiling and editing of pedagogical materials;
-    organizing and holding of an annual pedagogical forum, conferences and etc.

Regional Research Mobility Centre

 A newly established University Career Development Centre is also institutionalized at DITT.

Participation in international programs
Project BulRMCNet, Regional Research Mobility Centre, FP 6, EC;
Project REKS (Researchers in European Knowledge Society), FP 6, EC;
Project U*Night (Universities by Night), and other projects, funded within PHARE, World Bank.
Project REGGAE Researchers as Guides to Glory of Ancient Europe - FP 7, EC
and other projects, funded within PHARE, World Bank.

Our Department is looking for partners in Science in Society section of FP7. We are interested most of all in the following priorities of the program, related to this section:
5.2. Strengthening potential, broadening horizons
-   Strengthening the role of women in scientific research
-   Supporting formal and informal science education in schools as well as through science centres and museums and other relevant means;
-   Reinforcing links between science education and science careers
5.3. Science and society communication
-   Encouraging a European dimension at science events targeting the public.
We are also open for other proposals within Lifelong Learning Programme.  

Our strong side is being at the same time a university structure and working directly with schools, we are a link point between the higher and secondary education.