Introduction of VIA University College (VIA UC)

VIA University College is centred on 8 campuses in Denmark and its multi-professionalism creates the frame for educational activities, continuing education and development of qualifications. VIA have 17.000 students per year and offers 35 bachelor degree programmes within the areas of health, social education, technology, trade, design, business and animation and a range of continuing education programmes is also offered. VIA’s 18 Research Centres ensure that the focus of our educational programmes is always on new and relevant knowledge in order to develop the bachelor degree programmes. The Faculty of Education and Social Studies offers bachelor degree programmes in Social Education, Teacher Education, Social Work, Public Administration and in Christianity, Culture and Communication. The Faculty includes an International project office with large experience in handling European projects both as beneficiary and as partner. VIA means – both in Danish and in English – an intermediate station on a journey. VIA helps you on your way. VIA covers all of Region Central Jutland and is organised with a head office in Aarhus and seven campuses throughout the region.

VIA University College is organised in five Schools:

  • School of Education and Social Studies
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Technology and Business
  • School of Design, Animation, Media and Business.
  • School of Continuing Education

VIA UC has a responsibility of quality assurance work in RESME project. They are also in the main role in designing and implementing the research plan for comparative research.

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RESME project in Danish:

Abstract for RESME projektet:

On the Borders between Residential Child Care and Mental Health Treatment in Europe (RESME).

RESME er et samarbejde mellem uddannelsesinstitutioner i seks lande i EU under program om Life Long Learning. Formålet med RESME er at skabe bedre vilkår for anbragte børn og unge i EU. I de seks involverede lande, vil dette projekt dels undersøge det tværprofessionelle samarbejde mellem det psykiatriske og det socialpædagogiske område, dels at styrke samarbejdet mellem disse to sektorer i arbejdet med udsatte børn og unge, der er anbragt udenfor eget hjem, gennem udvikling af en ny tværprofessionel efteruddannelse. Motivationen for RESME er, at der i en del af de seks involverede lande i de sidste årtier har været et stigende antal børn og unge placeret udenfor eget hjem samtidig med at det professionelle samt det tværprofessionelle samarbejde omkring disse børn og unge er meget varieret. Der er en antagelse om at de psykiatriske og det socialpædagogiske systemer ofte fungerer separat uden et egentligt samarbejde. Der er derfor defineret et akut behov for en efteruddannelse, der adresserer denne problematik i flere EU lande på en gang.

For at skabe denne uddannelse vil RESME projektet:

  1. Undersøge faglige kompetencer i de to sektorer samt undersøge Best Practice i forhold til samarbejdet i dette gråzone område i de seks involverede lande.
  2. Analysere dette tværprofessionelle samarbejde for at finde Best Practice.
  3. Udvikle et nyt tværprofessionelt curriculum i samarbejde med aktører fra praksis.
  4. Implementere dette nye curriculum i en pilot-efteruddannelse for deltagere fra de to sektorer.
  5. Afholde konference for aktører i de sektorer med det formål at evaluere udbyttet af det nye curriculum.

De seks lande samt institutioner, der deltager i RESME er følgende (see ”Partners”). Projektet forventes afsluttet I våren 2015. det forventede resultat er en ny tværfaglig uddannelse, der kan bruges i de enkelte EU lande til at løfte det professionelle samt tværfaglige arbejde med anbragte børn og unge.

The interest and benefit of the project for your country

The interest in Denmark for the RESME project is clearly to understand in more depth the difficulties in cooperation between the pedagogical and the psychiatric sector in general. Aim is also to understand these difficulties specifically regarding their cooperation in residential homes for children and youth. There is awareness of these difficulties, but very little knowledge about the logics of them. On the basis of this qualitative research a further benefit would clearly be to establish a relevant further education that in respect of the logics of the difficulties in cooperation between the two sectors, will try to overcome them through education for the benefit of the children and youth in Denmark.

RESME Nyhedsbrev 1

RESME Nyhedsbrev 2

 

For further details contact
Eigil Strandbygaard Kristiansen
Pædagoguddannelsen Peter Sabroe
Phone: (+45) 87553561
ekr@viauc.dk

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