According to the European Commission, “social inclusion is at the core of the European Social Model and European values enshrined in the Lisbon Treaty”. However, in the past few years, social exclusion and inequality have emerged as a major concern in European society. European Higher education institutions (HEIs) have a responsibility to address these issues through the promotion of social, civil and transcultural competences, democratic values and fundamental rights, social inclusion, non-discriminating active citizenship and critical thinking.
This project addresses cultural, linguistic and religious diversity, and promotes ownership of shared values, equality, non-discrimination and social inclusion through education and training at higher education level. In particular, TC-Nurse aims to:
In line with the above, actions, methodology and outputs have been designed to:
Participants, activities and methodology
In order to achieve these goals, three intensive training programmes for higher education learners from the partner HEIs will take place during the funding period. A total number of 120 undergraduate student nurses will attend these events. In addition, a total of 30 academic staff members from the HEI consortium will have the opportunity to take part in three short-term joint staff training events in CLIL methodology for teachers in higher education. These lecturers will be involved in the design and delivery of content and teaching & learning materials during the intensive training programmes.
Each intensive training programme will be preceded by a multinational research project in transcultural nursing at three levels, namely higher education, healthcare and society involving target groups and stakeholders. A research team comprising at least one academic member of staff from each partner HEI will undertake qualitative research in the following three areas:
Expected results and impact
The aforementioned activities will allow the TC-Nurse project team to develop and produce the following intellectual outputs:
We will carry out evaluations of student learning and impact, not only on our participants but also on other target groups and audiences. Impact will be recorded and measured at local, regional, national and European level based on the following criteria:
A thorough dissemination strategy and sustainability plan will be designed and adhered to in order to ensure that the project's results will remain available and will be used by others.