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Bridging the Gap

The project wants to create the necessary means to cover the gaps by building a bridge to offer free access to information and to support the creation of a small training centre with free access. This will cover the lack of managerial skills and knowledge needed for the nursing staff to access higher social and professional levels in their own countries as well as in others EU countries.

The project will specifically provide:

  1. Virtual classrooms in which the intended target groups will participate and learn specific skills;
  2. Case studies (limited to the chosen area of the project but with a major possibility to be developed soon) for the chosen subjects;
  3. Development of an excellence centre which aims at offering free access and development support to the target groups mainly and, in the long run, to any areas of expertise.

Cognitive Strategies

The cognitive strategies used in the developed courses are open, heuristic, problem oriented. They are complementary to acknowledged instructional algorithms, while the active-participative methods used contribute to develop learners’ abilities, skills, attitudes and behaviours and not a mere application of memory to information or behavioural routines.

The process of understanding the notions relies on methods defined by interactivity, cooperation, communication. The degree of assimilation and understanding of the notions is definitely superior to the degree achieved by classical instructional methods, since the whole process is aimed at forming a structure in which the learner is meant to learn how to learn, the accent being on the development of the critical thinking.

Productive learning must also be done in the local language as it needs a learning-by-doing environment where learners make things collectively, facing real problems, where they can share ideas with others, where we help them to reflect on their projects and assumptions, where lecturing felicitously complete learning by doing giving learners the knowledge they need to perform the activities that are the core of their daily work.
The variety of materials is the necessary support for an efficient instructional practice, where the learner takes an active part in the construction of their own learning process, is permanently required to provide feedback and to take decisions.