Resources

 

Available Resources

 

The Methodological Guide 

The Methodological Guide – “Learning strategies to promote transversal skills on health and social care studies” has been prepared to offer different strategies for the development of transversal skills (TS) of students (including critical and creative thinking, interpersonal/socioemotional and citizen-oriented skills, and learning to learn). It offers a useful methodological guide that can help lecturers i) to plan transversal skills; ii) to integrate them into their teaching activities, and iii) to evaluate for improvement of undergraduate and postgraduate students in these skills.

Virtual Reality Resources

VR environments provide students with the opportunity to be immersed in a highly realistic, vivential and first-person learning experience that only requires a VR headset. Once the student puts on the headset, he or she is transported to the context relevant for his/her learning. Inside interactive VR environments, the student will make decisions that will determine the course of the learning experience. With each decision, the student receives feedback. In ITSHEC project we have produced three resources that are freely available.

 

Toolkit 

This toolkit consists of a set of practical and ready to use activities designed for teachers to integrate the development of transversal skills into health and social care higher education projects, courses, subjects or programs.

 

 

Methodological Guide to Develop Transversal Skills

The Methodological Guide entitled “Learning strategies to promote transversal skills on health and social care studies” is the first output of ITSHEC – Integration of transversal skills into health and social care, higher education, and the curriculum. It has been prepared to offer different strategies for the development of transversal skills (TS) of students (including critical and creative thinking, interpersonal/socioemotional and citizen-oriented skills, and learning to learn). With this, we hope to provide a guide for systematising innovative practices that promote the development of students’ transversal skills in higher education (HE) in general, and especially in healthcare and social care. Specifically, we believe this will offer a useful methodological guide that can help lecturers i) to plan transversal skills; ii) to integrate them into their teaching activities, and iii) to evaluate for improvement of undergraduate and postgraduate students in these skills.

The first part of the guide is a Pedagogical Framework that includes the TS dimensions as well as their gradation and levels. This section aims to support the planning of training activities that are specifically intended to work on TS. The guide includes six teaching-learning methodologies—problem-based learning, simulation, role-playing, gamification, virtual reality environments, and cooperative learning strategies—that are suitable for enhancing these skills, as well as methodological aspects to be considered when the training goal is to foster the development of student TS. This guide also brings specific content about including a gender perspective into the teaching and learning process. The guide also focuses on methods and tools for assessing transversal skills by including a methodological framework for evaluating the development of students’ TS.

ITSHEC project aims to improve the training of healthcare and social services professionals in transversal skills throughout the undergraduate and postgraduate training journey.

Documents

ITSHEC Methodological Guide is officially published in the UPF Digital Repository. You have a reference and a DOI for the whole document and for each of the chapters.

Entire book

Carrió M, Rosa N, coordinators. Learning strategies to promote transversal skills on health and social care studies: a methodological guide. Barcelona: ITSHEC; 2022. 98 p. DOI: 10.31009/itshec.2022.01

https://hdl.handle.net/10230/54514

 

Chapters

Chapter 1: 

Raatikainen E, Rantala-Nenonen K. Pedagogical framework. In: Carrió M, Rosa N, coordinators. Learning strategies to promote transversal skills on health and social care studies: a methodological guide. Barcelona: ITSHEC; 2022. p. 7-20.
 https://hdl.handle.net/10230/54598

Chapter 2:

Carrió M. Problem-based learning for developing transversal skills. In: Carrió M, Rosa N, coordinators. Learning strategies to promote transversal skills on health and social care studies: a methodological guide. Barcelona: ITSHEC; 2022. p. 21-30.

https://hdl.handle.net/10230/54655

Chapter 3: 

Girvent M, Larramona P, Codina Rodriguez A, Peres Riart M. Clinical simulation for developing transversal skills. In: Carrió M, Rosa N, coordinators. Learning strategies to promote transversal skills on health and social care studies: a methodological guide. Barcelona: ITSHEC; 2022. p. 31-38.
https://hdl.handle.net/10230/54656

Chapter 4: 

Sánchez Quinto S, Vives Abril, T. Role playing for developing transversal skills. In: Carrió M, Rosa N, coordinators. Learning strategies to promote transversal skills on health and social care studies: a methodological guide. Barcelona: ITSHEC; 2022. p. 39-46.
 https://hdl.handle.net/10230/54661

Chapter 5: 

Codina Rodríguez AC, Pérez Riart M. Gamification for developing transversal skills. In: Carrió M, Rosa N, coordinators. Learning strategies to promote transversal skills on health and social care studies: a methodological guide. Barcelona: ITSHEC; 2022. p. 47-53.
https://hdl.handle.net/10230/54673

Chapter 6: 

Villarejo Muñoz L. Virtual reality environments for developing transversal skills. In: Carrió M, Rosa N, coordinators. Learning strategies to promote transversal skills on health and social care studies: a methodological guide. Barcelona: ITSHEC; 2022. p. 54-60.

https://hdl.handle.net/10230/54675

Chapter 7: 

Raatikainen E, Rentala-Nenonen K. Cooperative learning strategies for developing transversal skills. In: Carrió M, Rosa N, coordinators. Learning strategies to promote transversal skills on health and social care studies: a methodological guide. Barcelona: ITSHEC; 2022. p. 61-69.

https://hdl.handle.net/10230/54676

Chapter 8: 

Benet M, Valverde Alirangues B. lncluding gender mainstreaming approach into the teaching-learning process. In: Carrió M, Rosa N, coordinators. Learning strategies to promote transversal skills on health and social care studies: a methodological guide. Barcelona: ITSHEC; 2022. p. 70-77.
https://hdl.handle.net/10230/54677

 

Chapter 9: 

Carrió M. Methods and tools for assessing transversal skills. In: Carrió M, Rosa N, coordinators. Learning strategies to promote transversal skills on health and social care studies: a methodological guide. Barcelona: ITSHEC; 2022. p. 78-88.
https://hdl.handle.net/10230/54682

Chapter 10: 

Carrió M, Rosa N. Students’ perception about transversal skills in university studies. In: Carrió M, Rosa N, coordinators. Learning strategies to promote transversal skills on health and social care studies: a methodological guide. Barcelona: ITSHEC; 2022. p. 89-94.
https://hdl.handle.net/10230/54684

Virtual Reality Resources

VR environments provide students with the opportunity to be immersed in a highly realistic, vivential and first-person learning experience that only requires a VR headset.

Once the student puts on the headset, he or she is transported to the context relevant for his/her learning. Inside interactive VR environments, the student will make decisions that will determine the course of the learning experience. With each decision, the student receives feedback.

In ITSHEC project we are going to produce three resources that are freely available. We are working on three Transversal Skills: critical and creative thinking, interpersonal/socio-emotional and citizen-oriented skills and learning to learn, so we will produce a VR Resource for each of them. First and second scenarios (Interpersonal and socio-emotional skills VR experience and Learning to learn VR experience) are already done. We are working on the third one, Critical and Creative Thinking VR experience. These resources are available for free through ITSHEC’s Immersive Learning mobile application that users can download from Google Play and App Store.

 

Links

Google Play (Android): https://www.immersiumstudio.com/itshecvr/index.html

App Store (IOS): https://apps.apple.com/ie/app/itshec-vr-learning/id6447622213

 

 

User manual to use ITSHEC VR Resources

 

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Toolkit

This toolkit consists of a set of practical and ready to use activities designed for teachers to integrate the development of transversal skills into health and social care higher education projects, courses, subjects or programs.

Activities list

Activity: Carl and Ellie: story of a lifetime

Activity: Making statistics fun!