Material development

O3 - A2 Material development


Development of the content structure based on previous outputs results and partners’ expertise, agreement on a common scope to produce a learning environment that fulfills educational requirements for English training for healthcare staff at B1 and B2 levels in the Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Ireland and Spain; involvement of stakeholders in these countries; Assessment of the collected good practice and decision on further use;  Specifying key vocabulary and key content of intercultural issues;  Specifying main activities for learner-centered learning approach, “real life” simulation tasks and projects, learning strategies; Designing the organization of the units and curriculum to enable use in formal and informal learning environments; Designing presentation of the learning content: navigation, illustrations, layout, media support.


Language experts who have been teaching specialist English to the healthcare sector at medical universities from the Departments of Foreign Languages (P3, P5, P6, P7) will take care of selection of materials and learning approaches. P6 will provide templates and input from practical perspective of teaching healthcare English. P4 who is expert for didactics of foreign language training and QM will provide input.   

We will organize regular exchange of ideas among the partners by interdisciplinary team work.

Quality indicators will be developed; Stake holders will be involved into the design and agreement of the development concept for the new contents.

O3-A2.1 Establishing thematic sections for HELP learning material

Thematic sections for HELP learning material will be established on the basis of data collected and stored during O1 and O2. Every partner will be held responsible for producing individual sections of the HELP learning content.         

O3-A2.2 Audio-video materials for HELP

Having the learning content defined all partners will establish themes for the video clips which will be planned in details and recorded. Staff members responsible for content development will decide on scripts for audio materials which will also be produced both by the native speakers (P2) and Eastern users of English (P3, P5, P6, P7). Final products will be based on real-life situations and emphasize communicative approach for the foreign language study.

O3-A2.3 Glossary of healthcare terminology for HELP

After project start and getting license from ICNP partners decided that instead of a Glossary the Czech partner would organize recording of a key word section in each module, based on ICNP vocabulary and the Spanish partner would record a language corner section from each module that contains ICNP and other vocabulary presented in module related expressions. All the words will be presented with IPA transcription. 

Partners think to reach this way a higher learning impact for HE students as Glossaries easily can be found now in the web. 

O3-A2.4 Production of HELP learning materials

Partners develop the learning modules based on the input from O1 (needs assessment) and O2 Design/Didactical input. Developed modules have to pass a multi-step quality control. Based on a detailed quality assessment sheet, cross-checkers evaluate the content and provide feedback to authors for updating. This will be in general a repeated process. After final approval by cross-checkers, the module goes to final QM control where again feedback loops lead to further adaptation until final approval. Part of the modules will then already internally tested and presented to stake holders before official testing that will start in September.

The platform for informal learning and for mobile devices to support training material will be developed in O4.

State of the art of learning material development will be verified in the 22nd month of the project during 4th partner meeting in Germany (06.2016).

From September we will start the phase of testing of all the learning and teaching content to eliminate possible errors before the final printing phase.

Partners will develop 20 completely new learning modules (medial and intercultural content) supported by latest potentials from new media.

 O3-A2.5 Digital and Printed Versions of HELP learning materials

This stage will involve fine tuning of the prepared teaching materials for healthcare students and professionals and detailed preparation of final digital and printed versions (proofreading, pedagogical innovations, style and writing guide in order to have coherence). Partners will verify content in cooperation with medical faculties and professional healthcare staff.

Finally, both digital and printed version of the Healthcare English Language Programme will be produced.

O3-A2.6 Interim Assessment

This stage will guarantee high quality of the materials, from every perspective (content vs. learner-centred approach). All the partners will have to demonstrate their advancement with the content writing which is done according to the previously established criteria – state of the art of learning material development presented during 4th partner meeting in Germany (06.2016).

This interim assessment of developed results will help control the active phase of writing.

Performance O2:

 O2 DESIGN PHASE Work package Leader: English in Medical Practice Association (PL)
Who? What? When? comments
P7/all Assessment of the collected information 31.03.15  
Structured folder in Admin to collect good practise exercises 01.02.15  
Draft model-unit (specifying key activities 15.04.15  
Agreement on overall module format




28th April– skype meeting on O2 implementation – exchanging information / opinions about Good Practice Exercises and a Module Format



specifying key thematic issues which will be the basis for the content development for learners; 30.04.15 specifying further content learning structure in details, division into subsections;



Agreement on overall module format (at Klaipeda meeting) 15.05.15  



Agreement on style guide draft for module writing at Klaipeda meeting 15.05.15  
P6 specifying international issues according to International Classification for Nursing Practice  (ICNP) 31.05.15  

Lead Partner: Lead partner: P6 English in Medical Practice Association PL

Collaborative Partners:

P1 Tecnalia Research & Innovation  (ES)

P2 Fast Track into Information Technology Ltd. (FIT) (IE)

P3 Faculty of Health Sciences, Palacký University Olomouc (CZ)

P4 Pro-kompetenz (DE)

P5 Klaipeda University, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health (LT)

P7 Slovenská Zdravotnícka Univerzita (SK)

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