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Contexts and Approaches to Multiprofessional Working in Arts and Social Care

BOEHM, Carola, Lilja-Viherlampi, L, Linnossuo, O, McLaughlin, H, Gomez, E, Mercado, E, Martinez, O, Kiveläand, S and Gibson, J (2016) Contexts and Approaches to Multiprofessional Working in Arts and Social Care. Journal of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS Journal). ISSN 1799-6848

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In this article, we identify the basic concepts informing multiprofessional competencies in arts and social work/care, focusing on their specific cultural contextualisation, as framed within the currently running project MOMU (Moving towards Multiprofessional Work in Art and Social Work) funded by the Erasmus+ Programme.1 In short, the project aims to define competencies in teamwork and enhance educational/teacher knowledge and skills in arts and social work/care (MPW) by developing learning materials and handbooks in this area and embedding this in undergraduate HE provision. It builds on the work carried out in the project MIMO ? Moving In, Moving On! which established and embedded the initial methods for MPW into professional practice in Finland and Estonia2. (TUAS, 2013) The emphasis of this kind of MPW work lies in combining the strengths of different arts and social work/care professionals to work effectively together with individuals or communities to address the identified needs. It is a multiprofessional practice stemming from a multidisciplinary approach to working with communities and individuals. This article will thus aim to a) articulate the cultural and critical contexts of relevant concepts and b) propose overarching criteria for learning frameworks which inform future training modules in the area of MPW.

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Additional Information: This is an open access article published in Journal of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences by Rectors? Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (Arene).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Boehm was the lead author/researcher for the academic article for a European project group funded by ERASMUS+, which was the first of its kind to formulate a competency framework to support the training of multiprofessional working practices in art and social work. It aimed to a) articulate the cultural and critical contexts of relevant concepts and b) propose overarching criteria for learning frameworks which inform future training modules in the area of MPW and thus heavily influences the whole project’s outputs. The content from the academic article, the project and the handbook has influenced national curricula in Spain, Estonia, Finland and UK, and more than 50 CPD workshops have been carried to ca 700 professionals from external not-for-profit organisations and educators. Each of the 4 partner organisations held workshops disseminating the work in the professional creative sector and embedding MPW work within professional practice. This research informed practices and the subsequent developed educational framework, as laid out in the MOMU handbook, for which BOEHM was one of the co-authors. The methodology carried out for the research element of this project included 1) qualitative and quantitative data from a four country survey of educators, artists, and social workers; 2) a literature review; 3) a terminological review and differentiation within four EU countries; and 4) synthesis and development in a collaborative forum of international scholars and practitioners. The handbook is the collection of both the research and practice-oriented elements from the project an includes critical insights and practical guidance of applying multiprofessional skills in training and educational environments, including key conceptual models for multiprofessional teamwork, the CAST and ACCESS models, which were developed and co-created under BOEHM’s leadership of her research team during the project.
Faculty: School of Creative Arts and Engineering > Humanities and Performing Arts
Depositing User: Carola BOEHM
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2017 16:02
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2019 10:11
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3181

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