Title Social and Health care teachers against violence (HEVI 2008-2010)
Project Number 2008-1-FI1-LEO05-00457
Product The Teaching guidebook and handbook
Title The Teaching guidebook and handbook
Product Type CD-ROM
Teachers’ further education programs don’t include IPV issues.
Creation of pedagogical materials for the teaching staff:
In many European countries there is basic educational material on intimate partner violence (IPV) as handbooks and guidebooks describing e.g.what is IPV, its prevalence, prevention strategies and services. Still there is a lack of teaching and tutoring methods, tools and learning models adapted in teaching/tutoring on IPV and targeted for the teaching staff of vocational education institutes. There is no knowledge concerning the teaching and tutoring needs of the teaching staff in those institutions on IPV issues.
The products, Teachers continuing training curriculum and Teaching guidebook are based on research knowledge on effectice learning methods how to influence attitudes and thinking in such a sensitive issue as IPV is and how to support applying new knowledge into practical skills. These methods include e.g. sensitising methods and Problem Based Learning methods.
Teachers’ continuing training curriculum and Teaching guidebook were tested by the teachers’ groups in every partner college/university of applied sciences. Also health care teachers from other nursing schools were invited to participate. In multiprofessional part of the testing participants were other social and health care professionals, students, social workers, police and juridical personnel. Before the testing/piloting the teachers’ training and tutoring needs were explored and analysed. After the testing the teachers gave their feedback (e.g. how the curriculum and methods used responded their needs) and the results were evaluated. The partner teachers acted as trainers in testing/piloting by giving their expertise as pedagogical experts. Their co-trainers were experts of the IPV issues giving the content knowledge on IPV prevention. Experts were needed because for part of the partner teachers IPV teaching is a new issue. Basic material on IPV deveolped in other European countries are now translated and used as a complementary material in training.
The main target group of this proposal was the teachers of social and nursing colleges and Universities of Applied Sciences. Other target groups were nursing students and professional staff of the social and health care sector. Prevention of IPV is a high priority issue within the European Union. Therefore, this subject is a challenge for each EU member state, especially for the new ones. In Europe mainly women’s organisations which provide support for the victims of violence are specialized in the issue. Often their role is also act as a trainer (expert) to the professionals. Especially important is to train health care sector because the victims seek more often help from hospitals and health centres.
End users of projects results are teachers who will get better tools to guide student and evolve their teaching. Also the organisations of social and health care sector are end users of the results and they will be able to apply the results in advising the nurse and social work students during practical training, in orientation training of the new staff as well as in supporting and counselling the victims. Potential users of the results are the other professionals, such as police and juridical personnel. Multiprofessional co-operation is one of the essentials keys in effective work in helping familis and therefore it is part of the teaching guidebook and testing/piloting it.
The brochure of the projet and IPV teaching were produced in the very beginning of the poject. The information of the project was distributed by this brochure in different seminars and evets.
The web side of the project was also created in the beginning. The web side address was distributed in meetings, seminars and events. The web side was maintained by the coordinator.
Teachers’ continuing training currículum on IPV prevention for the social and health care sector teachers was developed together with the partners in order to improve their expertise on IPV and teaching and tutoring methods on a delicate issue. The work was based on Finnish, German and Irish models of training curricula of teachers and professionals in social and health care sector. Teaching guidebook includes ideas, tools and methods for teaching and working as a tutor for a student. The teaching guidebook includes a course or a teaching session for the nursing and social work students developed by the teachers s an example how to build a teaching session or a course on IPV. It also serves the purpose of implementation the issue to the curricula.
Area of application Transfer of Innovation