WAVES Network unites for future cooperation
On 22-24th of October St George’s University of London welcomed the members of the WAVES Network “We are our choices” Learning to make good decisions” and all those who were interested in using virtual scenarios for teaching and training.
James B. McGee, Chair of Scientific Advisory Board at Kynectiv, Associate Professor of Medicine at Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA, and Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technology, London Knowledge Labs, UCL Institute of Education, UK, shared their experience in developing virtual scenario education while promoting and supporting scenario-based learning from a perspective of both a full time academic and a participant in the for-profit commercial world, as well as demonstrated the starter kit to customize a scenario design.
St George’s, University of London, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Masaryk University, the Czech Republic, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, Bayer Plc and other institutions shared their experience in implementation of VSs of different directions.
The event provided a great opportunity for participants from business and academia to connect and engage with the community.
On 25-26th of October the final meeting of the TAME: Training Against Medical Errors took place. This project as a part of WAVES Network has been realized within the Erasmus+: KA2, Capacity building, since October 15th, 2015.
During this time “the working team turned into network of friends united by the common objectives” – assured Sholpan Kaliieva, the Project coordinator from KSMU.
Zaporizhzhia State Medical University presented the results of project quality and project evaluation, Bukovinian State Medical University shared results of dissemination activities.
The Principal of St. George's Professor Jenny Higham also joined the event. Professor Higham welcomed all present, met personally with Rectors and Vise-rectors of the PCUs, where they discussed the future continuation of the cooperation.
The English partners shared their experience in implementation of modern technologies and innovative approaches of teaching and training, invited participants to the simulation center where the training on paramedics was presented, showed the rooms for PBL tutorials.
The further cooperation between the partners is an integral part of the successful sustainability of the TAME project and fruitful results in the sphere of higher medical education.