Moving towards Multiprofessional Work Erasmus Project

General information for the Moving towards Multiprofessional Work Erasmus Project

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Project Title

Moving towards Multiprofessional Work

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for higher education

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2015

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses; Youth (Participation, Youth Work, Youth Policy) ; Health and wellbeing

Project Summary

MOMU (Moving towards Multiprofessional Work) answers the topical European wide challenges: managing the modifications that happen in one’s profession and alienation of the young people. The MOMU project relies on the two flagships of European Commissions Europe 2020 Strategy: 1) Agenda for new skills and jobs for individuals – helping people acquire new skills and adapt to a changing labour market and ensuring the sustainability of our social models; 2) the European platform against poverty and social exclusion by preventing youth social exclusion.

The main objective of MOMU was to define and develop new multiprofessional working skills and environments for professionals in art and social work. These skills will respond to the needs of the European labour market in a rapidly changing society. MOMU’s close cooperation with working-life representatives helped to guarantee the relevance of the result. MOMU supported multiprofessional working and training of HE lecturers by providing new perspectives on the cooperation between different study fields. The project provided lecturers and students with critical awareness about the specific knowhow in the field of multiprofessional teamwork in art and social work, particularly at the interface between these two fields. When we started the project it was evident that lecturers of social work and art need to develop their own skills to answer to the needs of the changing professional roles and the transformation of the teacher profession. In order to be competent, educate professionals and answer the needs of working-life, the lecturers needed to modify their traditional way of thinking about, for example, education aimed at one specific profession, while also acknowledging their role in building students’ multiprofessional competences.

The main activities of MOMU were: 1) Defining preconditions and existing promising practices for multiprofessional teamwork between professionals of art and social work; 2) Planning and executing the MOMU Training Package of Multiprofessional Teaching and Learning in partner countries for HE lecturers of art and social work; 3) Documenting and evaluating both the training packages for HE lecturers, professionals and students; 4) Compiling and modifying the gained knowledge and materials from the organised training and multiprofessional courses into a comprehensive Handbook of Teaching and Learning of Multiprofessional Work; and 5) Disseminating the results and outcomes of the project through national dissemination seminars and articles written by the responsible organisers of the project activities.
The produced main outputs of MOMU are: 1) Description of Competencies and Survey Report; 2) MOMU Training Packages for the HE lecturers, professionals and students of art and social work about multiprofessional working, including Training resources; and 3) Handbook for Moving towards Multiprofessional Work (printed and digital versions) and dissemination seminars presenting the project results in the national languages of the project partners (EE, ES, FI, UK) in all partner countries.

In order to reach the main goals and outputs, MOMU the project organised four training periods (one in each partner country) for art and social work HE lecturers about multiprofessional working and teaching. MOMU training packages organised for HE lecturers and professionals consisted of three times 3 hour sessions. MOMU training sessions were also organised for students in all countries and young people were involved in art-based activities.

The project consortium consists of four HEIs: the Turku University of Applied Sciences (coordinator, Finland); Manchester Metropolitan University (UK); the University of Castilla la Mancha (Spain); and the Viljandi Culture Academy of Tartu University (Estonia). Geographically, the consortium gives good perspectives on the European wide problem of youth alienation and unemployment from different areas and different welfare state regimes.

The three basic key concepts of MOMU are: 1) multiprofessional cooperation; 2) defining transversal and job-specific skills; and 3) the use of art-based activities.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 253307 Eur

Project Coordinator

TURUN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY & Country: FI

Project Partners

  • UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA – LA MANCHA
  • TARTU ULIKOOL
  • THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY