ERIC Number: ED453211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-13
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Students as Developers of the Curriculum: Case High Tech and the Caregiving Enterprise in the Training of Caregivers.
Mahlamaki-Kultanen, S.; Virta, I.; Lylynpera, T.
This action research study by a team of Finnish teachers and students training to be caregivers (practical nurses, secondary education) examined the curriculum development process, involving student participation. The research included Delphi and pedagogical development methods. Delphi was implemented in two phases. In the first round 16, and in the second round 81, caregivers and representatives of caregiving, teaching, and teaching administration were chosen. The first round involved interviews, and the second round involved questionnaires. Respondents expressed their opinions on the theme areas, and statements were formulated on a five-point Likert scale. Models for entrepreneurship and use of high-tech were developed based on the Delphi findings and evaluated in 2000. Respondents had a unanimous vision for the future regarding caregiving services and entrepreneurship. Many different views on the content of entrepreneurship emerged from the interviews. Four adult students conducted a market survey and presentation of caregiving entrepreneurship halfway through their studies at a trade fair for enterprise. Three student groups interviewed people at the place where they were doing their practical training, examining the development of high tech and entrepreneurship. There was considerable variation in the attitudes of workers toward technology. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Finland