Today, 1.4.2014, starts the 2nd Kick off meeting of the Soulbus consortium in Tartu Health Care College, located in Tartu, Estonia. Partner representatives are joined with USA partners from San Jose University who will be providing their valuable support in designing a Multicultural coaching programme for our European colleagues for the benefit of our students and future professionals in the fields of education, rehabilitation, health and social care. This programme should help teachers and mentors relate better to students coming from other countries and cultures when teaching academia and mentoring in practical placement.
The meeting is scheduled to take place on the 1st and 2nd of April where partners will discuss the activities so far as well as provide further insight to other partners regarding action plans for work packages that follow. Also, the case study repository will be analysed in a panel discussion with every partner contributing their thoughts on what content should be emphasized in the online coaching programme. We are one step closer to our ultimate goal, providing multiculutural competencies to teachers and mentors for the benefit of our students and future professionals. It’s no joke! (regarding April fool’s day!)