Team Teaching in Welfare Technology

This project belongs to: Internationalisation

The project involves teachers and students from different fields of education (social and health care, it, electrical/mechanical engineering) in earning / teaching new methodologies and implementing them to solve (cross-curricular) real life problems/challenges provided by companies in the welfare field.

1) introducing and instilling new ways of teaching and learning to vocational education (cross sectoral co-operation, team teaching, design thinking, problem- and phenomenon-based learning and flipped learning).
2) further increasing and strengthening co-operation with working life. The tools and methods involved support the reform of VET in Finland and help teachers in adopting the concept of new teachership.
3) increasing teachers’, students and care workers’ knowledge and skills in welfare technology and to generate positive attitude towards it.
4) strengthening the participants key competences (problem solving skills, skills in communication and cooperation, initiative taking and entrepreneurship, technology and digital communication, skills in active citizenship and different languages and cultures).          5) strengthening the cooperation between partner organizations.

The project comprises 70 LTT mobilities (24 student- + 46 staff mobilities) and 16 project meeting mobilities (staff). In teachers short term staff training events teachers learn and practice new teaching methods consistent with the ideology of new teachership. During the parallel blended mobility of learners – activities the students solve the given problems in work places using these methods or elements from them as a tool. Teachers steer and guide the problem solving process.
All LTT activities include cooperation with working life; students and teachers visit the work places twice during a project week and working life partners are invited to attend the seminar day/multiplier event at the end of each LTT week. These workshops are possible thanks to intense prior cooperation between the VET organisations and the workplaces. All teacher and student work takes place in multicultural and multiprofessional teams, all participants learning professional skills from each other and strengthening their key competencies.

The concrete result is a handbook for teachers how to realize cross-sectoral problem-based learning with the methods of new teachership. The handbook will be source of information for teachers seeking information about new teaching methods, cross-curricular teaching or/and welfare technology teaching.

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Project partners:

  • Deltion College, Netherlands
  • CIFP MEKA LHII, Basque Country
  • TKNIKA, Basque Country

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