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Digital Bridges

dig bridges provvisorioThe Digital Bridges project -Simulated Practices for Skills Development in Social Services and Healthcare – has been approved in the frame of Erasmus + Programme, call 2014. The leaad partner is the University of West of Scotland, and Melius is part of the consortium.

This project is expected to result in the development of innovative practices in the training of social and healthcare students and professionals at organisational (eg. local authority), regional, national and European levels. It will result in positive impacts for such people through (for example): improved competences linked to professional profiles (both for social and healthcare students and teachers of such), improved levels of skills for employability, a more active participation in society, increased opportunities for professional development through the existence of the simulated practice environment and, as a by product, improved levels of digital competence.

The combination of a new pedagogy and curriculum based around simulated practice learning for people who work with vulnerable people, a 3D simulated practice environment that provides students with the ability to interact with a range of (simulated) individuals and learn in a risk free environment, the development of training materials and the provision of training to teachers/mentors and a large-scale empirical evaluation of these intellectual outputs, packaged with policy and practice guidance for policymakers and senior management will be truly innovative on not just a European scale but on a worldwide scale, making Europe into leaders in the provision of such a solution.

 

 

This project is funded with support from the European Commission. This publication/ communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.