The Fifth Open Forum "Teaching the Soft Skills"

OsEAN Open Forum Vienna 2016

The fifth edition of OsEAN "Open Forum for Osteopathic Education" Conference with the topic "Teaching the Soft Skills" took place on April 21st and 22nd 2016, in Vienna, Austria.
There were 65 participants from 17 countries. Represented were osteopathic schools not only from whole Europe but also from Argentina, Australia, Canada and USA.

The Fourth Open Forum "Innovation in Osteopathic Education"

The fourth OsEAN "Open Forum for Osteopathic Education" Conference with the topic "Innovation in Osteopathic Education" took place on 31st May and 1st June 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.
Presentations and workshops of the open forum concentrated on new ways of teaching, learning and assessing. Such as e-learning and beyond: The use of technology and teaching aids in osteopathic education, the growing influence of educational science and interdisciplinary approaches.

The second Open Forum "Teaching Palpation"

In 2011 on September 29th and 30th OsEAN held its second “Open Forum for Osteopathic Education” conference in Potsdam, near Berlin/Germany, as part of the annual general meeting of the Osteopathic International Alliance (OIA). This time the topic was “Teaching palpation” with presentations and workshops revolving around this osteopathic core-competence.

The third Open Forum "Teaching Research"

On 20th and 21st September 2012 OsEAN held its third edition of "Open Forum for Osteopathic Education" conference in Sevres, near Paris/France. The topic was "Teaching Research", offering an opportunity for presentations and workshops on how we teach and assess research in our schools.

If you want to know more about the presentations during this open forum, you can view the list of abstracts from the conference and read them here.

The first Open Forum "Cooperation in Osteopathic Education"

On November 28th and 29th 2009 OsEAN held its first “Open Forum for Osteopathic Education” conference in Vienna/Austria. The topic was “Cooperation in Osteopathic Education” among the topic areas were teacher training, research cooperation, students exchange programs and administrative cooperation.

During the past decade Osteopathy in Europe has been expanding at an enormous speed. There is a strong trend towards university validated courses, requiring a constant improvement of the quality of Osteopathic Education. Most schools are striving for growth and improvement on their own and with limited resources whereas cooperation and exchange can help us to learn from each other and take the profession to a new, academic level together.

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