TRANSLATING THE CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK INTO AN APPLICABLE CAPACITY BUILDING CONCEPT
We design a capacity-building concept for health educators that includes with guidelines to better understand and facilitate our complexity-oriented learning approach. This includes the development of open access learning materials.
The target groups are health educators from higher education institutes. However, our capacity building can be transferred outside higher education and outside health contexts. Beneficiaries are the learners.
ACTIVE AND OPEN LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Our capacity building approach is anchored in the anticipation for the future and the development of the right mindset and skills to resolve the complex challenge of a healthy society.
It aims at an active and open learning environment. It emphasizes the learners’ critical role in constructing meaning from new information and prior experience. This means that our concept is adaptable in its implementation approach and can be tailored towards context in practice and individual learning needs.
This alternative design for professional development and personal capacity building provides the advantage to design a program that is highly learner-centred and reflective.
EMBRACING AND FACILITATING COMPLEXITY
The first part of our concept concentrates on the development of guidelines for educators in higher education to understand the context and principles of learning in complexity.
Educators learn to embrace and harness the emergent and dynamic characteristics of complexity.
The second part of our concept concentrates on how to educate health care students in higher education under the principles of learning in complexity.
For it, our guidelines elaborate how to work on a practical complex issue by an approach of collaborative co-creation in which the role of the end-user is central. This includes the exploitation of research-based learning and teaching.
IN-PROJECT PILOTING AND AFTER-PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
Our concept is piloted with 24 health educators from our higher education institute partners.
An element of innovation is that they already work on a practical complex health issue by an approach of co-creation. So, it teaches what it preaches.
After the piloting, we organise regular capacity buildings, so that health educators around Europe get familiar with complexity-oriented learning approaches in an open and safe learning environment, to then exploit their learning within their own course offer.
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