The Winter School (or Joint Intensive Learning Unit) is an in-residence activity where all students meet in one city of the Consortium for two weeks to develop multicultural skills and competencies related to the design of new interventions.
One of the main goals of the Winter School is to train students in competencies relevant to design new methodologies and tools for professional intervention. The design methodology used considers different aspects, such as customer expectations, costs, and benefits, political and contextual constraints, stakeholders, etc. Students must deal with an open and complex problem where different solutions and intervention plans can be designed and implemented.
In addition, the students must analyze the main demands and characteristics of the context in a region of the world, identifying relevant contextual factors that need to be considered when designing and implementing professional interventions in the discipline.
The students are incorporated into multicultural teams, and they must cooperate through both face-to-face interactions and electronic communication. This strategy facilitates a context similar to international and multicultural scenarios where the future WOP psychologists will work.
The next Winter School will be in the International Center of Gandía, Spain, 2021. It supposes an extra cost of approximately 350€ in a double room with full board, not included in the fees. Travel and transportation are not included either.