Inclusion starts with I – Learning to live together ( FINLAND- HELSINKI)
During your teaching you will encounter a wide variety of students, all with their own history, personality and challenges. In order to enable all your students to benefit from your teaching, you will need to deal with these student differences purposefully; But how do you do that? How do you reach all your students?
Today, inclusive education is increasingly understood as a complex endeavour. Although the term was originally used to refer to the inclusion of students with disabilities in mainstream schools, the conceptualisation of inclusive education has broadened over time to look at the issue the other way round – assuming that all children will be fully included in ordinary classrooms and schools. The aim of the training course is to empower teachers with skills and knowledge about social inclusion which are important for building an inclusive school. It focuses to the need for professionals with the capacity to respond to the increasing cultural, linguistic and developmental diversity of school communities and describes the principles of inclusion and their application in educational settings
Based on formal, informal and non formal learning, our methodology will try to stimulate active participation, pro-activity, responsibility and sharing of problems and thoughts of all participants involved. In this way, we aim to build a diverse and stimulating environment for studying, reflecting and working. It has a horizontal and practical approach and will make use of the following tools:face-to-face lessons, study visits in inclusive centres,team-building and team-working, experiential learning, best practice case-studies, project working,driven simulations,role-play, study visits, focus-group, daily evaluation through self, group assessment, etc
By the end of the course, each participant should be able to:
-to solve inclusion issues in multicultural classes
-to have a clear understanding of exclusion and inclusion.
-to develop and appropriately apply knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to inclusive education and the contexts in which it takes place
-to increase chances to get involved in order to avoid inclusion
-to develop new specific competences regarding social inclusion
-to raise motivation and interest work with disadvantaged students
-to learn new social inclusion tools and methods of work in order to educate all learners effectively
-to learn new non-formal education activities and techniques in order to better integrate of all students in the classroom
-to reflect critically on the relationships between theory and practice and explore issues in the implementation of educational and social principles and ideals.
- to find strategies based on a very good overview and practical experience of tools through individual work, working groups and collective work regarding social inclusion
- to use new mediation and negotiation tools in the fight against exclusion of people with fewer opportunities
-to exchange practices and experiences on various aspects and perceptions of marginalization and inclusion
The programme is designed on learning modules. The detailed agenda will be given after pre-registration.
Day 1 Intercultural issues. Connection between culture and inclusion. How to communicate in order to create a positve climate in the classroom. Introduction to Inclusion. A clear, basic understanding of exclusion and inclusion. Principles of inclusive education. Aims and objectives of inclusive education.
Day 2 Inclusive Education: The research-basis for inclusive education. Need and importance. Reforms in curriculum. Barriers in inclusive education.Inclusive proven classroom strategies. A case studies of inclusive practices in schools and classes. Exchange practices and experiences on various aspects and perceptions of marginalization and inclusion. Story telling and no formal education tools aimed at social inclusion
Day3 The Value of Inclusive Education: The importance of inclusive education; The basic elements of inclusive education; The support of inclusive education; Social theater and improvisation as educational tools; study visit
Day 4 Different ways in which inclusive educational practices build a school's capacity to educate all learners effectively: Differentiated instruction that increases student engagement. Academic supports that help each student access the full curriculum. Behavioural supports that help maintain a positive learning environment for everyone. Respect for diversity.
Day 5 Strategies to improve inclusive education. Non formal and formal education and social inclusion. Non formal education tools aimed at social inclusion. Variety of instructional formats and various methods to support learners’ needs.
Day 6 Strategies to involve in school activities students in risk of exclusion. Activities based on a very good overview and practical experience of tools through individual work, working groups and collective work regarding social inclusion.
Day 7 Techniques to support social inclusion. Conflict in classroom. Management styles of conflict. Mediation and negotiation tools in the fight against exclusion of people with fewer opportunities.
Day 8 Human rights regarding social inclusion in school. The impact regarding social inclusion in schools. Planning, support and commitment. Planning the follow up: future projects together. Course evaluation. Releasing of official course certifications.
PREPARATION AND FOLLOW-UP
BEFORE:Every participant will have to fill a questionnaire which helps the trainers to customize the course to better fit their needs. Attendants will get instructions and material which will help them to be prepared for the courses needs.
AFTER: The participants will get material which includes information about all the areas covered at the course,lesson plans , all the produced outcomes of the course, useful links and more.
At the end of the course, each participant will be awarded with the Europass Mobility Certificate, together with a desciptive certificate of attendance. Both documents will be provided in double language. ( course language and participant national language)
COURSE LENGTH AND FEES
8 days/70 eur/day/pax=560 eur This amount can be fully covered via an Erasmus+ KA1 grant provided by your National Agency. The course can be provided also in 5 days/ 7 days training format
Direct link for pre-registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZI_ak1hxl8hsd5nPe6JiOmE57icLOixotEVYz7MqnSfCk6g/viewform
- 02.08.2023 > 09.08.2023
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