Help improve the specialist platform Confused Behaviour

Bison code: L.28309 (for GT: L.28310)

Problems with (collaboration around) persons with confused or misunderstood behaviour, somewhere in our society, are regularly discussed in the media. Knowledge, skills and interdisciplinary collaboration are essential to guarantee safety, wellbeing and care. Moreover, collaboration with people who have experiences with confused behaviour themselves or in close relatives should be self-evident. Collaboration between these parties should start during education. This Smart Solutions Project offers great opportunities to start with this!

The Specialist Platform (Learning Community) Confused Behaviour has been formed by professionals who work in the domain of care, wellbeing or safety, and in education programmes in these areas, as well as peer experts. The aim of the Community: enhancing quality of education AND care or wellbeing around persons with confused behaviour. How?  By stimulating ‘learning from each other’, which sustainably reinforces collaboration and sharing of knowledge. In this process, the existing digital platform Wijklink ( can be used.

Who are currently part of the Community?

Partners in practice: police, Dimence (Mental Health), GGD Ijsselland, the municipalities of Deventer and Enschede, (family-) peer experts. Partners in education: ROC Twente (Care and Wellbeing), Saxion (Nursing and H&T, Social Work, Public Administration) and the Dutch Police Academy.

This specialist platform Learning Community Confused Behaviour has the following assignment for you:

The following aspects of the Community need to be developed:

  1. The Community needs to be sustainable: embedded in the organizations and the curriculum of the bachelor or MBO courses.
  2. A method for giving feedback should be chosen and implemented. Members of the Community are using this at least every year, to discuss the extent to which existing knowledge and expertise are structurally applied in each other’s organization, be it education or practice.

Assignment for Smart Solutions Semester: investigate how people from diverse organizations might find each other easily, how these partners could share knowledge and expertise in a sustainable way, and how they can learn by giving each other feedback. Develop one or more methods (your final product) with which this becomes easy and attractive. Investigate how employees of the member organizations can be motivated to increasingly contact each other. Obviously, you involve all parties in this process: investigate their needs and wishes. Also, formulate recommendations for the implementation of the results of your project.

This project demands a lot of creativity, out-of-the-box thinking, research skills, communication skills and design skills. It is about a socially very relevant and demanding subject: collaborating around and with persons with confused behaviour, aiming to enhance their quality of life. So you can really make a difference!

Note: also students Social Work will join this projectteam!

Cluster: Design for Health & Wellbeing 2