Title DUKOM - Promotion of horizontal and vertical transferability of skills for care, support and counseling in nursing, social and health formation in Europe
Project Number DE/10/LLP-LdV/TOI/147359
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The project DUKOM focused on improving the horizontal and vertical permeability of skills in elderly care professions througout the countries Spain, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria and Poland. The aim was to create new learning units for the field of "assistance, attendance and advice" ("AAA")to find a common basis for the recognition of contents.
The project implementation was carried out in several steps. First, the field of action was described in detail and demarketed. In the next step, the target groups were defined. It has to be noted that in the elderly care sector very different professions are involved. The partners chose according to their disciplines those professionals whose curricula they knew exactly and where the implementation of the learning units seemed to be practical.
The development of learning units was carried out in several steps. Using a task analysis, the common tasks in the field of action of the professional groups were identified. Subsequently,during the equivalence comparison, the partners discussed how the learning units should be sturctured in a proper content related way and which kind of measurement was reasonable for an easy way of implemention. Since the transfer of innovation in particular should be done from the German education framework into the other countries, the choice for the measurement method fell on the European standard ECTS, because this rating system is well know and already implemented in the European countries. In summary, the learning units were thematically devided into two modules and will be implemented partially or in whole in some of the countries.
Description The project DUKOM met the challenge to make some key tasks for the elderly care an issue, which are excluded in many curricula. Instead of focusing on the usual medical content the focus was set on the various aspects of assitance, attendance and advice ("AAA"). In Germany some of these topics are already integrated into the curricula of elderly care education, in other countries this is unfortunately not the case. To improve the permeability within the elderly care professions in the long term key tasks that are usually classified in the field of action were identified and described in terms of learning units for all countries. These learning units will be included in excisting curricula of the participating countries, or be impelemented in whole as an additional educational program.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Information and Communication
program or curricula
In the vocational field of attandance, assistance and advice, learning units were developed and grouped into two modules. The modules are available in table format in German, English, Spanish, Romanian and Polish.
In addition, a module catalog has been created, it is currently available in German and English and will also be translated into the other project languages.