Education, Scholarships, Apprenticeship and Youth Entrepreneurship
Improved institutional cooperation at all levels of education (formal and informal)
New teaching and learning practices for work and life developed and knowledge and good practices shared on advancing skills and competencies in education
Empowering for Work in the 21st Century through Life Skills, Promotion of Wellbeing and Prevention of Mental Disorders
EMPOWER FOR 21
University Medical Centre Maribor
Partner 1: University of Maribor, Faculty of Medicine
Partner 2: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NOR)
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Norway Grants and corresponding Slovenian contribution
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To create, through teacher training for communication, leadership, mental health and teaching critical thinking, long-term teacher training EMPOWER FOR 21 as a long-term mechanism to better prepare teachers to teach professionals in higher education and also at work (development of sustainable teacher training to teach competent professionals in healthcare).
The project responds to societal challenges demanding that an expert of the 21st century is not only competent in his profession, but also acts as a co-creator of the wider society, which he serves through his leadership and responses to the fundamental challenges of the environment. The World Health Organization and other organizations that care for the education of health personnel point out that competencies such as leadership, communication, the use of critical thinking, caring for one’s own well-being and mental health are the main competencies of a professional who is able to respond appropriately to social challenges. Teachers equipped with competencies for the 21st century are in urgent needed of in order to better educate the professionals of the future.