Senior Lecturers of Nursing Taru Lehtimäki and Sanna Laiho are involved in an Erasmus+ funded project Communication for Professionals-Nursing (2014 – 2017). The purpose of the project is to create a multilinguistic learning environment for language learning purposes for (pre)professional nursing staff. The goal of the end-product (learning environment NoM= Nursing on the Move) is to support mobility and encourage immigration of nurses.
Part of the project involves student cooperation between Finnish nursing students and Belgian communication students. The students record videos about nursing situations, which will be used as a learning material in the e-learning platform NoM.
There has been two workshops, in May 2015 in Tampere, and in September 2015 in Antwerp. The mobility to Belgium for five students and two teachers from the School of Health Care was funded by Erasmus+ exchange programme.
The international and multicultural cooperation with students and teachers has been very productive, inspiring and educational experience for all the participants.
Text and photo: Sanna Laiho