Title Time-Well Teachers improve their knowledge of medical wellness in adjoining fields of service
Project Number DE/07/LLP-LdV/TOI/147025
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
The classical personal services such as hotel business, gastronomy or sports and fitness in most European countries have a well established structure of training and further education. But this structure is not enough related to the growing health and wellness trend.
The educational contents of the classical vocations that adjoin the health and wellness sector need additional knowledge in the fields of holistic health support, nutrition, motion, wellness and communication. Regarding this the project TIMEWELL transfers innovations of successful projects and aims to a quality improvement of contents in training and further education for trainers and teachers in the field of services. Trainers from participating countries work within thematic transfer platforms to develop new teaching and learning methods that empowers employees to evolve their full competences so they can better react to the expectations of the customers.
Summary The Transfer of Innovation project TIMEWELL transfers innovative products of the pilot projects VITAL and APHRO into adjoining fields of vocational and further education e.g. hotel business and gastronomy. Modules that include knowledge and methods of holistic health approach were validated by the partners concerning currentness and usefulness for the target groups. Regarding the regional needs and the specific orientation the partners decided their requests of transfer.
Description Analyses by partners showed that employees in the concerned fields of service still do not have enough knowledge of holistic health approach, nutrition, motion, wellness and communication. The so called soft skills, the competences and the level of qualification of the employees are an important factor regarding the satisfaction of customers and guests and by that for the image and economical balance of the company. Therefore it is important to teach these aspects and the essential knowledge at the level of vocational education in an useful and adequate manner. To adapt and develop further the Materials for further education of trainers, teachers is the main subject of the TIMEWELL project.
Utilization and distribution of results
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Accommodation and Food Service Activities
Other Service Activities
Three thematic transfer platforms:
Experts, trainers, teachers and stakeholders from the respective partner countries worked at the three transfer platforms on updated, adapted and innovative modules and curricula for vocational and further education.
Theses paper of holistic health approach and wellness:
The theses paper of holistic health support and wellness concludes scientific knowledge and trends in the concerning areas and can be used as a guideline, instrument and advice. It is a flexible policy for the development, testing and implementation for modular offers of vocational and further education.
Three implemented transfer workshops:
The transfer workshops are based on the thematic platforms in connection with the transnational meeting guaranteed the aim and result oriented transfer of an innovative module structure from the APHRO project. Trainers, practitioners and experts from the respective partner regions participated at the workshops.
Modular catalogue of further education – holistic health approach:
The modules of further education developed at the project APHRO were adapted, updated and supplemented by experts, trainers and practitioners at the three transfer workshops based on the thematic transfer platforms and subsumed in a unitary design at a modular catalogue of further education.
Compendium of terms and applications in the field of wellness:
The specific terms acquired and used during the transfer workshops and in the modules of further education will be defined, regarded in the context of holistic health support and concluded as a compendium. It will be available as electronic and print version.
Target group adapted modules of further education:
The methodical – didactic updated and adapted modules of further education were included by the partners into their catalogues and offers of further education regarding the identified needs of the respective region.
International conference of valorisation:
The conference that was prepared and implemented by all partners showed the results of the TIMEWELL project. The participating protagonists of vocational and further education in the field of services will be disseminators of the developed and innovative results even after the end of the project.
They recognised the effect and the usefulness of the holistic health approach and gave a very positive feedback.