Delivering an interactive university curriculum during Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Sikra, Juraj (2022) Delivering an interactive university curriculum during Russia's invasion of Ukraine. In: VII International Scientific Conference Military Psychology In The Dimensions Of War And Peace, 2022-09-23 - 2022-10-24, Online. (

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Background: To mitigate the educational consequences of Russia's war against Ukraine, an interactive online curriculum was devised for the winter term (12 Sep – 5 Dec 2022) for psychology students at the Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv (henceforth: TSUK). The guiding principle of this educational approach is expressed by Six core values. Methods: TSUK sent out an expression of interest form to the students (92 students applied). The author then gathered feedback about their course expectations for the theory component (31/92 respondents) as well as the practical component (48/92 respondents), which was implemented. Results: The result is an interactive course curriculum, which is available in its final form via a pdf. with hyperlinks to the Google Drive learning and assessments platform. Conclusion: A pioneering interactive curriculum was developed collaboratively with Ukrainian students, which is an original educational solution to the effects of the War in Ukraine. Resources should be designated to thoroughly research this approach as students' minds are a key defence and post-war recovery national asset.