European Master Active Ageing and Age-friendly Environment (EMMA)

Abstract

This poster presentation focuses on the Erasmus+ Project EMMA (European Master Active Ageing and Age-friendly Environment) which runs from September 2020 to August 2023 consisting of six higher education institutions from Austria, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Slovenia. The aim of the project is to develop a 100% online, transdisciplinary and transnational joint degree which will provide professionals with tools for systemic active ageing promotion and for building more inclusive societies. The EMMA project is organized through seven Intellectual Outputs (IOs): 1) Need Analyses, 2) Curriculum Framework, 3) Core Modules, 4) Elective Modules, 5) E-learning pedagogy and tools, 6) Validation and Quality Assurance, and 7) Accreditation. The IOs form a logical chain of development work (base-content-tools-validation). In the first six months of the project the focus has been primarily on Need Analyses (IO1) and Curriculum Framework (IO2). For IO1 so far, a scoping review on the existing literature related to learning needs in the area of Active Ageing and Age-friendly society was performed. For IO2 so far, the current national and institutional curriculum frameworks as well as pedagogical principles and practices of each partner university were compiled. Apart from giving a general overview of the EU project, at AGen2021 conference the results of these two IOs will be presented. The conference presentation should disseminate information on the EMMA MA degree programme to interested participants from other HEIs and contribute to insights regarding the potentials and risks inherent in the development of such an ambitious transnational and transdisciplinary online degree.



Author Information
Andrea Stitzel, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Outi Sulopuisto, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Daniela Ströckl, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Paper Information
Conference: AGen2021
Stream: Aging and Gerontology

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