Teacher in-service training material concerning pupils with serious and chronic illness in both regular and hospital attached schools
Closed • language ENG
Chelsea Children’s Hospital School – The Classroom – Rose Ward
Royal Brompton Hospital
SW3 6NP London
Tel. 020 7352 8121 ext. 2
Estela Cabrera Lunar
Hospital teacher, Mexico
History and Status
TIMSIS started an EU funded project, in which a group of teacher training institutions as well as hospital schools from six countries develop web based information material focusing on the re-integration of severely or chronically ill pupils into their home schools. It is the aim to facilitate the ill pupils’ way back to normalcy.
The material addresses itself to two target groups:
teachers (and parents)
ill pupils and their classmates
In 2008, following an agreement between Hope and the Ludwigsburg University of Education (Germany), TIMSIS became an HOPE Workshop and is now continuing its work.
What is TIMSIS?
It is the abbreviation for “Teacher in-service training material concerning pupils with
serious and chronic illnesses in both regular and hospital attached schools”. TIMSIS
started its work in 2004 as a Comenius 2.1 project. With a budget of € 310’000.- (plus ca.
€ 360’000.- worth of manpower brought in by the project partners) a team of teachers from
hospital schools and lecturers from universities from 6 countries (Czech Republic, Finland,
Germany, Hungary, Norway and Russia) developed a wonderful internet platform for
teachers, parents and children. The project was coordinated by Wolfgang Langer and
Ulrike Steiger from the Ludwigsburg University of Education in Germany.
Now HOPE Workshop 19
Following an agreement between HOPE and the University of Education Ludwigsburg
(Germany) from November 2007, TIMSIS became an HOPE Workshop which started its
work at the HOPE congress in Tampere (Finland) on 6 June 2008. The workshop members
aim at translating the material into other languages (preferably into Spanish, French,
Italian…) and at adding information about more illnesses in as many languages as
possible. The workshop language is English and we agreed on starting every new disease
in English. Fortunately, Wolfgang Langer and Ulrike Steiger as well as others from the
former project and HOPE members from different countries agreed on supporting our
Use it or lose it!
If you are a committed teacher who works (also) with chronically or severely ill children
you can profit from the precious information and send the link to your colleagues, patients
and their parents. We know that information is a crucial point for the inclusion of our
If you can offer translation for free or you are able to start a new disease (always in
English first), please do not hesitate and contact the workshop coordinators. If you find
something which is not correct or should be updated, please help us with more suitable or
Where do I find this treasure of information?
Related files for TIMSIS:
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Member’s List • download this file
Members’ list updated November, 2009
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What have we done until November 2009 • download this file
What have we done until November 2009
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Update on diseases and translations (2010) • download this file
Overview over the translations and new diseases implemented between 2008 and 2010