Title ADEM - Qualification of multipliers training specialists for the care of people with dementia
Project Number DE/08/LLP-LdV/TOI/147176
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The aim of the project was to develop an european standard for the training and qualification of professionals caring for people with dementia. The formulation of this standard was carried out by multipliers, teaching professionals and educational institutes under consideration of differing regional cultural and societal conditions.
In most European countries, there were few pragmatic approaches for the formation of professionals in the field of care for people suffering from dementia. The state of research and the knowledge about the causes and manifestations of dementia is well developed in all countries. But there are few concepts for the dealing with people with dementia, which are consistent and provide an appropriate basis for the training of professionals.
The project had the objective to adapt these existing pragmatic concepts for the use in the five European countries participating in the project (Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Spain and Germany), to adjust these concepts culturally and to implement them in different places and for different levels in the respective educational system of the country.
The formation of professionals who deal with this problem is settled at different positions of the education system in the respective countries and also at different levels. In the project private schools, technical schools, colleges and universities were involved. The project has taken regard of those positions in the respective educational systems in each country.
The project has developed a European standard for the formation of professionals in the field of care for people suffering from dementia, taking into account the diversity of the regional situation in Europe. It is likely that this standard will become widespread in the participating countries.
The result helps to increase the comparability of vocational training in the social and health sectors in several European countries. This is a contribution to enhancing the mobility of professionals in these sectors.
The foremost aim of the project was to transfer the idea that it is necessary to develop and implement a concept for the formations of professionals for dealing with helpless, mentally altered, demented people in each country taking into accord that there a defend educational systems in place in each country.
The partners acquired knowledge of the concepts and
developed curricula for their implementation in their respective education systems.
Three of the five international conferences were used to review the work with the partners from the other participating countries and to learn from each other. This implied that objectives and tasks remain transparent throughout the project and that the tasks were binding. There were 4 stages of the project:
1. Appropriation of the concepts
2. Development of curricula modules
3. Implementation of the teaching process, including the practical part and the educational testing
4. Result assurance, evaluation, reporting, continuation and dissemination of results
The project was about ideas, theory, teaching and instruction. Half of the work was working on concepts and plans for the teaching and the other half teaching practice itself together with the evaluation and implementation.
Utilization and distribution of results
Sectors Human Health and Social Work Activities
program or curricula
In the second phase of the project the teaching modules, which have been adapted to the varying sectors and levels were put into practice. The curricular modules, which have been developed and tested by five different European countries yield a high probability of success. The project results increased the comparability of vocational education in the social work and health sector between different European countries and therefore increases mobility of qualified employees.
You find the description of the modules called "Competency Matrix" for download in the products download section of this database entry.