Two disciplines of the Jean Monnet Module “Governance in the EU and European Integration Policy” were successfully taught to students of master’s programs at the Institute of Public Administration (September- December 2020, fall semester).
The course “European Integration Policy” was taught to master’s students in “Public Administration”. Students gained important knowledge of the main stages of European integration, the functioning of the single economic and monetary union, the peculiarities of EU enlargement and the UK’s exit from the EU in 2020. Particular attention is paid to the issues of EU foreign policy and prospects for further enlargement, the area of freedom, security and justice of the European Union, as well as the policy of European integration of Ukraine.
The course “Institutional and Legal System of the EU” was taught to master’s students in “Social Work”. The main attention was paid to the study of the organizational structure of the governing bodies and institutions of the EU, the order of their formation and powers, the legal system of the EU. Students examined the features of the European Parliament, the European Council and the Council of the European Union; analysed the composition, functions and powers of the European Commission; studied the activities of the Court of Justice of the European Union as the highest court in the EU. The course lectures were taught by Svitlana Soroka (Doctor of Sciences in Public Administration, Professor). The seminars were led by Dmytro Say (PhD in Education, Associate Professor).
It is important that this year, thanks to the teams’ development and publication of the Multimedia Textbook “EU Governance and European Integration Policy”, there has been an improvement and increase in the effectiveness of teaching courses within the Jean Monnet Module. Students learned better by using the Multimedia textbook, which contains many visual interactive materials (videos, photos, tables, pictures, etc.). Studying the course with the help of the Multimedia Textbook facilitated the transition of students to distance learning in connection with the pandemic and helped not to worsen the quality of education. The successful passing of exams by students evidences that.