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Handbook for Moving towards Multiprofessional Work

BOEHM, Carola, GIBSON, Jodie, Mac, Ian, Männamaa, Ivar, McLaughlin, Hugh, Araste, Lii, de la Paz Elez, Pedro, Martinez Martín, Oscar, Herranz de la Casa, Jose María, Casas Minguez, Fernando, García, Esther Mercado, Sarrato, Cristina Serna, Gómez Ciriano, Emilio José, Syvälahti, Anne, Susi, Marja, Linnossuo, Outi, Lilja-Viherlampi, Liisa-Maria and Kivelä, Suvi (2018) Handbook for Moving towards Multiprofessional Work. Eramus + programme, Turku. ISBN 978-952-216-677-7

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This handbook was supposed to be a choral artwork and the result is a very choral
and artistic patchwork.
In the process of building up the project ‘MOMU – Moving towards
Multiprofessional Work’, we sewed, we combined patterns to define new ones. We
knew our shapes were different as were our fabrics but we learned to measure and
cut in order to create a larger design. The results of this is what you can see in this
handbook. We hope you’ll agree that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
It has not been easy to piece this together. These types of processes bring with
them discussions, arguments, discoveries, hopes, despair and bureaucratic
requirements; all inevitable parts of such a complex process. However, it is
honest to say that the process has been exciting and paves the way for future and
productive collaborations.
Along the way some of the participants left us: Carola Boehm and Esther Mercado;
some others joined us: Pedro de la Paz. Some changes took place in our universities,
new roles were assumed. This is also part of the richness of the tapestry. We are
very thankful to all of them for their contribution.
We thank the European Union for funding this project. For all of us it was the first
time we had developed an Erasmus+ KA2 project and we had to apply the ‘learning
by doing formula’, but we managed.
We are very thankful to teachers who volunteered to participate in the training
sessions, to practitioners who gave us important input and feedback and showed us
how to improve and make our teaching more practical. Thanks also to our national
steering groups for their clarity and recommendations. Importantly, our gratitude
extends to our students: social work and art students, who were open to new
perspectives and ways of exploring their place in the world and the job market.
Youth unemployment in Europe continues to be an issue, but projects like MOMU
aim to address this challenge in creative ways. However, we are at the very starting
point and further steps are needed to make the new competence framework we
have created a reality.
This handbook intends to suggest and inspire instead of guiding the reader. It
offers training packages to be adapted depending on contexts, whilst highlighting
our successes and failures. We suggest it is read, considered and adapted. In other
words, each person willing to put it into practice will have to assume that they will
have to make their own patchwork!

Item Type: Book / Proceeding
Additional Information: 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: Library STORE team
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2018 11:04
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 13:51
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