MEDILINGUA – third partner meeting

3 medil2The third transnational meeting under project MEDILINGUA- Advancing Vocational Competences in Foreign Languages for Paramedics (2013-1-PL1-LEO05-37769) was held on the 10th and 11th of February 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Representatives of all the partner organizations participated in the meeting. Partners spent much of the meeting’s time discussing the efficiency of the first training unit which had already been tested by paramedics in the different countries and the work on the development of the next units of the platform. The recording of learning video materials that will be added to the exercises in the platform was also discussed. Partners decided that they will try to cooperate with Ian Teague, who is Assistant Director of Education for South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) in the United Kingdom in the recording of those videos.

During the meeting all partners worked together on the developed scenarios because some of them needed to be corrected. The representatives of the medical partners (Gesaude and the University of Rzeszow) gave recommendations about the changes in the scenarios in order to make them more realistic and relevant to the context of paramedics’ everyday work. Also partners stressed on multicultural issues in the scenarios to make them useful for paramedics from each partner country.

The draft version of the Testing plan was presented by Gesaude who is the leader of WP5. The testing phase will start in May 2015 and will aim at identifying malfunctions in the training platform that should be eliminated in order to make the project final result fully ready to be used by the target group. 25 paramedics from Bulgaria, Portugal and Germany and 50 paramedics from Poland will test the platform and assess its functionality. Partners agreed with the suggestion of Europe Evaluation Company to develop two different testing models in order to avoid difficulties that may arise in some countries during the testing process.

The dissemination of project results was also discussed as partners talked a little about the first round of dissemination workshops. Europe Evaluation Company summarized the evaluation results so far and gave recommendations about the development of the project. Partners agreed that the last partner meeting and the final dissemination conference will be held on the 19th and 20th of November 2015.

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