Adopting of Problem-based learning

into Professional Training of Veterinary Nurse  

 Project „Adopting of Problem-based learning into Training of Veterinary Nurse“ (VET-PBL, No. 2014-LT01-KA202-000541)
Is funded  from Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships programme 
Project duration 2 years (2014-2015)

 Why VET-PBL project needed?
Nowadays European market economy rises a great demands for Veterinary nurse – on the one hand they must acknowledge veterinary care and to manage business efficiently – on the other. Nowadays professional training of Veterinary nurse lacks didactical innovation because of traditional educational paradigm domination in higher education institutions, that predestines using of out-dated learning and training methods in education.That‘s why it‘s important to apply the new interdisciplinary approach and nonlinear and more self-directed teaching and learning strategies in education of Veterinary Nurse. This helps to promote learners skills of solving problems in the real work settings. Problem-based learning methodology seems to be the very promising to contribute to interdisciplinary approach and problems solving skills development in training of Veterinary Nurses. Problem-based learning– self-directed learning strategy, based on teamwork, problem structuring, information research, generation of strategies and monitoring activities. Problem solving skills are kind of transversal skills that could be transferred from one professional situation to another. That is why important to education practical, goal oriented, critical Veterinary nurses that will be able to solve different problems in their professional settings. In order to realize Problem-based learning methodology in Veterinary nurses studies it is important to create certain methodical instruments, problem cases and to test it in practical settings.
 What project's results will be archieved?
     There are foreseen to archieve the following projects outcomes:
Created focus group research report on Vet. Nurses Competences relevant for implementation of Problem based learning methodology
Created PBL methodical materials: PBL facilitator‘s Guides, PBL Students‘ Guide and PBL Problems‘ Cases for Vet. Nurses
Created „Moodle“- based interactive learning platform for practicing Vet. Nurses knowledge and skills 



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