This site provides a short ‘flat content’ introduction to The Professional Development Curriculum, a voluntary and independent initiative based in Europe and South Africa that focuses on enhancing the skills and competences of specialists in the pharma industry (HEALTHYWORDS) and film & media education (KINOWORDS).
Since 2002 we have had working collaborations with:
a range of European Universities, including:- The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz; Basel; The New Bulgarian University of Sofia; The John F. Kennedy Institute of North American Studies, Freie Universität, Berlin; Heidelberg; The J. W. Goethe University of Frankfurt/Main (picture); the Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin & The Max Planck Institute of Research/Physics, Frankfurt;
established industry leaders in professional training (marcusevans international; the Pharmaceutical Training Institute, Germany; PAREXEL Akademie, Berlin; InformaLife Sciences, UK; Media Across the Curriculum & the Drugs Information Association, USA;
and academic book publishers Peter Lang in Frankfurt/Berlin & Tectum, Marburg.
Our Workshops, Seminars and Conference Speeches in our specialist fields have been undertaken in Germany (Mainz, Munich, Mannheim, Dresden, Cologne, Frankfurt/Main, Berlin), Poland (Warsaw), Bulgaria (Sofia), The Czech Republic (Prague), the U.S.A. (San Francisco, Philadelphia) and Russia (Moscow).
Professorship in Film, Tshwane University of Technology, Tshwane/Pretoria, Republic of South Africa: http://tut.academia.edu/AlanTaylor
Berlin: MA & Advanced BA in North American Studies, at the JFK -I, FU Berlin, American Yodas, Hollywood Snoops, Hollywood’s Lonely Place.
Nov 4th 2008 Panel Discussion, John F. Kennedy Institute, Berlin
London: 2008 February conference talk on Metrics in Pharma for Informa, UK
We are eager to build on these successes, particularly in the area of
- media education
- health literacies
- creative writing & literary studies
- film studies
- American Studies
- medical communication
- intercultural exchange
SAMPLE INSIGHTS FROM GERMANY & BULGARIA
Shape-Up, at the The J.W.Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main
The following pdf provides a course description, aims and objectives and participant feedback of two programmes in career development that we led for graduating PhD scientists in Frankfurt/Main, 2004 & 2006.
Sofia, 2005: Public Talks on US Media:
“Alan Taylor chose Bulgaria for the premier of his new book – We, the Media: The English film and media lecturer Dr. Alan Taylor will present his latest research on the early development of U.S. public media at the Cinemahouse in Sofia. The presentation is organised by InterSpace Media Art Center. The book will be presented in two separate talks: 19 July, Tuesday, at 8 p.m. at the Cinema House – Sofia “Whatever Happened to News Fairness? Histories and Analysis of US TV News” & 26 July, Tuesday, at 8 p.m. at the Cinema House – Sofia “From Redford to Pacino: “The Hollywood Representation of TV News 1976-1999″
One core activity in this area is to act as consultants in area of in-house curriculum design & development and individual career enhancement.