SEIL - Welfare Technology in a Cross Sectoral Learning Environment

 

SEIL stands for SMART, EASY AND INDEPENDENT LIVING. The background for this project is that educational institutions in both vocational and higher level realise that the curricula for health care education need to be updated and harmonised to a changing situation in the health sector. In general, people in need of care prefer to stay at home rather than moving out to receive health care in institutions. In short – the demand for care and support is higher than the supply. This demographic mismatch needs to be solved. One solution is domestic care – care at home. In order to meet the demand for domestic care, health care providers need to think new, as insufficient capacity combined with the demographic mismatch is unsustainable. We realise that health care education need to think new and involve competences on a cross sectoral level in order to boost education and meet the demand for new skills.

The objectives of this project is to combine the competences of technical, safety and health care education in order to boost the technological focus in health care education by applying a cross sectoral teaching and learning approach.

Health care staff and students know the care profession, but have limited focus on technical solutions that could be implemented in their field, and ease their workload and improve the quality of care. There is a lack of knowledge about the possibilities that lie in welfare technology. Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Security staff and students are good at technical solutions in general, but generally less focused on implementing their knowledge in specific fields, e.g. health care. They need enhanced awareness of the needs and challenges in health care, and start developing solutions in welfare technology based on input from the health care sector. The one group knows the need and challenges, but are unaware of the possibilities. The other group knows the technical solutions, but does not know the needs that are specific for health care. Education providers need to bring these professional fields together, in order to exchange knowledge and develop curriculum delivery that meets the changing demand for new skills in the health sector. Our objective is to develop curriculum delivery and contents in close cooperation with health care providers and suppliers of welfare technology equipment. 

 

Erasmus+ project card:  SEIL

 

Project partners

MOSJØEN VIDEREGÅENDE SKOLE (NO),  Project coordinator
SEINÄJOKI JOINT MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATION (FI)
STICHTING VOOR CHRISTELIJK BEROEPSONDERWIJS EN VOLWASSEN EDUCATIE FRIESLAND/FLEVOLAND (NL)
SEINAJOEN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY (FI)
FUNDAÇÃO DE ENSINO PROFISSIONAL DA PRAIA DA VITÓRIA (PT)
KOUVOLAN KAUPUNKI (CITY OF KOUVOLA) (FI)

PROJECT INFORMATION

Identifier: 2019-1-NO01-KA202-060179

Start date: 01/09/2019

End date: 31/08/2022

EU Funding: 383 837 EUR

Contact person:
Timo Paakkanen, timo.paakkanen@sedu.fi
 

TOPICS

1. Cooperation between educational institutions and business

2. Health and wellbeing

3. New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses

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