In September 2015, the Posadem team met at Carinthia University in Klagenfurt, Austria. The meeting was well attended with some partners joining by skype. The modules are now well developed and the next stage includes full integration of the feedback we have gathered from people with dementia, carers and experts in the field. Consultation has been at the core of this programme and it was seen as essential that feedback is genuinely incorporated into module development. The three modules under development are:

  • An Individual Perspective
  • Dementia and Society
  • Innovation and Leadership

All three will be piloted between January and March 2016 and then adjustments will be made based on the feedback from students. It was also agreed that some of the content in each module will be made freely available via the Posadem website. Other topics discussed and progressed at the meeting included addressing some difficulties in the creation of a virtual learning environment that works across all partner universities, the potential for future development of a MOOC , the potential for additional funding to develop face to face workshops with students and to fund student mobility to attend, and the plans for marketing the modules.

Posadem meeting Carinthia Posadem Team, Carinthia