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chAnGE Project

chAnGE Project

10 Aug 2023
Happening On 16/08/2023

Professor Suzanne Timmons of the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation is the Lead Coordinator of a newly-funded European Commission (Erasmus+) initiative, of which University College Cork is the Coordinating Partner.

 

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

  

 

 

Climate change and healthy AgeinG: co-creating E-learning for resilience and adaptation (chAnGE)

Recent unprecedented climate change and extreme weather events have resulted in an escalation in climate-related health risks amongst an ever-expanding European population of older people. Funded by the European Union (ERASMUS), the chAnGE project is an Alliance of HEI, VET and Health & Social Care organisations [HSCOs] across Ireland, Portugal, Finland, Austria & Greece. These partners are co-creating a suite of online microcredentials (MC) for HSC workers who plan/deliver care to older people. The overarching goal of the online MCs is to equip HSC works with the confidence, knowledge and skillsets to plan/incorporate climate adaptation along with resilience into their work. The innovative education will be novel (based on extensive needs/gap analyses), interactive, accessible, bite-sized, stackable, and co-created with target learners/older people, at EQF level 4-6. The curriculum & learning content and learning-amplification resources will be freely available for others to adapt/use. 

 

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the EUROPEAN EDUCATION AND CULTURE EXECUTIVE AGENCY(EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation

School of Medicine, UCC The Bungalow, Block 13, St. Finbarr's Hospital, Douglas Road, Cork, Republic of Ireland.

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