Network Empowering Puppetry
2019 – 2022
Kauno University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania – Coordinating Institution), Tartu Health Care College (Estonia), P. Stradins Medical College of the
University of Latvia (Latvia), HAMK University of Applied Sciences (Finland), New Generation of Women’s Initiatives (Lithuania)
Overall aim of the network is to educate very flexible and open minded specialist who may be involved in therapeutic puppetry development and use.
Project is planned for 3 years with various activities. First year – create long lasting network of HEIs and organizations. Network development is followed by
intensive course. The aim of intensive course is to enhance cooperation between different study fields – from technologies to arts and social sciences in order to develop creative thinking, entrepreneurial competences and provide better opportunities in labour market through encouragement of team work,
interdisciplinary approach and International cooperation.
The objective of the IC is to promote student’s skills in problem solving and service development in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
Through the IC both the contents and methodology is tested and developed further to create a study module which can be applied later on. Main innovative aspect is strong multidisciplinary approach and insights into problem from various positions.
IC is planned for 3 years cycle. 1st year is dedicated to explore possibilities of therapeutic puppetry for the children with oncological deseases who often have
traumatic experience and troubles expressing themselves. Second year will be dedicated to people who are suffering from substance abuse and 3rd – to young offenders.
Nordplus Higher education 2019, NPHE-2019/10244
P. Stradins Medical College of the University of Latvia
Kauno University of Applied Sciences