Title INPRO - Educational content and methods for the training of Interprofessionality in Child care
Project Number DE/10/LLP-LdV/TOI/147317
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text INPRO has developed, tested and established as trans-national vocational training project specific learning contents and methods for training interprofessionality in the child care as well as in the vocational as in further education of the qualified personnel. The transfer took place from established educational and training materials, the results of two completed LdV projects (MUTUAL, CHOCA), one EQUAL partnership (QUAliFlex) as well as a national project (FAMIGRA) which were identified and transferred into the INPRO results. The main interprofessional results, were imported to Germany and Poland. In addition, there was a transfer which took place in all partner countries. INPRO offers a pool of contents and methods, that can be used flexibly in the area of interprofessionalism in childcare. The INPRO handbook provides the basic principles of working interprofessionally.
Summary Since then Europe has decided to provide jobs to more people and to offer a flexible and high quality child care as a prerequisite for this, interprofessionality as a service approach has been gaining in importance for all participants in the area of the integrative and modern child care. Consequently, it is necessary to implement a systematic model for the intelligent design and utilization of corresponding expert networks as needed.
Description INPRO has developed an innovative set of instruments which are summerized in the INPRO manual: 1. INPRO fan further training, 2. INPRO fan vocational training, 3. INPRO learning unit international competencies and 4. INPRO coaching unit certification. All results are available online. In the beginning of the project all core areas, responsibilities and competences of the partnership were agreed participatory. In defined work packages which were based on a detailed work plan which provide the packets into four phases, in order of the further development the critical success factors have been taken in accout duringe the whole project period. The INPRO instruments were developed, tested, evaluated and optimized with the participation of all transnational partners, in collaboration with their stakeholders, training institutions, academics, consultants and representatives of welfare organizations to ensure practical and appropriate transfer. By means of cooperation with European partner countries Germany, UK, Poland, Austria, Luxemburg, succeeded in a sectoral and a geographical European transfer. Even after the official completion of the project, further collaboration is planned. The INPRO project aims at sustainability. Based on the INPRO work a scientific book publication with contributions of all INPRO partners has been published in the beginning of 2013 which makes the results available for vocational and further trainings. The whole Partnership described the current and the future implementation of INPRO in their own national context and networks (please see in files: “National Perspecives on INPRO”). Also in Germany the innovative INPRO-approach gained a great interest in the professional environment. In February 2013 the INPRO materials were handed over to the Federal Board of the Association of Catholic day care centers for children (KTK), which represents over 8,000 child care centers. The KTK is part of Caritas Germany. Currently also has one of the largest family centers in NRW expressed its interest in INPRO training from the second half of 2013, the family center already cooperated with the national INPRO previous project FAMIGRA. In mid of 2013 is also another national INPRO steering group meeting planned, in order to contact the partnership regarding the further implementation of INPRO.
Utilization and distribution of results
Recognition, transparency, certification
Human Health and Social Work Activities
program or curricula
transparency and certification
Product information INPRO offers a pool of contents and methods, that can be used flexibly in the area of interprofessionalism in childcare. The material summarized on this page should inspire and encourage trainers to model trainings of interprofessionalism.