26 Nov 2015

Open learning materials to support the guidance of international students

The Soulbus – Building Social Capital by Improving Multicultural Competence in Higher Education and Labour Market project developed tools for improving multicultural interaction skills in social services and health care together with international partners.

The goal was to strengthen the multicultural competence of teachers and working life instructors in guiding students in practical training and to make co-operation between the working life and institutes of higher education closer and more systematic.

The project resulted in an open learning materials website to support student guidance. Available in English, the site is primarily intended for teachers and working life instructors. The site provides instructions for strengthening multicultural competence and shares national practices for multicultural guidance.

The Soulbus project started on 1 October 2013 and ended on 30 September 2015. It was funded by the EU’s Lifelong Learning programme and coordinated by the School of Health and Social Studies of JAMK University of Applied Sciences. The project involved 13 partners from five European countries and the US.

For more information, please contact:
Hanna Hopia, Principal Lecturer, +358400989446  and  Sanna Sihvonen, Principal Lecturer, +358407274085,  School of Health and Social Studies, JAMK university of Applied Sciences