Our approach to train future healthcare professionals
We have chosen to work with real-life scenarios because it will make students familiar with technology, lose fear of new technology, get more knowledge in how to integrate patients’ needs in the use of technology. In accordance to this, Siamak Taslimi has stated several advantages of using real life scenarios in teaching. We have quoted his five reasons below.
1. Keeps learners at the center.
Learner-centric teaching is the key. To allow learners to “pull” the information as required. Real-life scenarios are an excellent vehicle since content can be aligned within a scenario so learners can access it as needed.
2. Knowledge retention amplified.
Learning is made memorable by embedding “affective context”, a learning model that promotes knowledge retention by adding emotion and relative importance.
3. Engaged, excited learners.
Learners are engaged when content directly relates to them. Make content important by creating experiential situations by using a blend of affective elements including contextual framing, anecdotal narrative, personal impacts, and self-reflection.
4. Immediate application of knowledge.
Real life scenarios allow you to put your learners in the picture. Creating immersive, relatable scenarios enables learners to apply skills and knowledge easily and directly in their daily roles and tasks.
5. Gives learners the power.
The king of scenarios is the multi-branching scenario (MBS) that provides learners with decision points leading to unique outcomes. Multi-branching scenario really gives learners a taste of reality by allowing them to control a situation much like they would on the job.
Face2face meetings throughout the project
Throughout the project, the partners hold several face2face meetings to discuss the research and findings. The picture is from our first meeting at UCN, Denmark, in January 2023.
The next meetings will take place in:
- Finland, SeAmk, November 2023
- Austria, FVK, November 2024
- Spain, UCLM, October 2025
Funded by the European Union
TECH2MATCH is funded through Erasmus+ EU Programme for Call 2022 Round 1 KA2 KA220-HED - Cooperation partnerships in higher education Form ID KA220-HED-A7C7B68D.