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Interactive simulations in professional education and training

The main objective for this seed project within Linnaeus Knowledge Environment Digital Transformations is to use interactive simulations in professional education and training to practice abilities and skills in a safe environment that can strengthen self-confidence in difficult meetings in future professional practice.

Title
Interactive simulations in professional education and training to strengthen self-confidence in difficult meetings in future professional practice
Applicants
Kerstin Hansson, Anneli Marceteau, Susanne Knutsson, Martin Olsson
Project period
Nov 2021–spring 2022
Core research areas
Communication, treatment, relations and leadership in professional education and training

More about the project

This project aims to develop an interdisciplinary, faculty-wide collaboration by jointly developing, using and evaluating methods for training difficult situations in professional education and training at the Department of Health and Caring Sciences (Faculty of Health and Life Sciences) and the Department of Education and Teachers’ Practice (Faculty of Social Sciences): specialising educations in emergency care and teacher training.

The common basis consists of training for professions where difficult meetings need to be handled in the practice of the profession and thus are practiced within the framework of the educations. Interactive simulations offer this opportunity to train students in different kinds of difficult meetings. Such training in a safe environment in situations that are not possible to train, neither in any other way within the educations nor within the framework of teaching placement/clinical training (VFU), hopefully contributes to increased self-confidence in future professional practice and thus to sustainable professionals. In addition, in simulations, mistakes can form the basis for the development of professional competence without risking any harm, which may otherwise constitute an ethical dilemma.

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