Designing Inclusive Learning Environments (ILE) to Support all Students (DILEs)

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Specifics

  • Activities: Our courses usually include two cultural activities. Further information is available on the page of each location.
  • Certificate: Certificate of Attendance guaranteed for participants who attend at least 80% of the course.
  • Lessons: Upon the decision of the course provider, classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 14:00) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 19:00).
  • Standard Price: 540 €
  • Early Bird: 480 € if you register at least 8 weeks before the course starts, and pay within payment deadlines

Description

Inclusive education can be seen as a process of strengthening the capacity of an educational system to reach out to all learners in the community.

This course has been tailored for teachers dealing with classroom diversity and disadvantaged learners, including those with special educational needs or a migrant background. Specifically, participants will acquire or improve their knowledge regarding:

  • Defining inclusive education, key principles, and values;
  • Understanding the process of inclusion/Addressing barriers to participation, learning and resources to support all students within schools;
  • Using ICT tools to support all learners in inclusive settings;
  • Collaboration within school communities (teachers, teaching assistants, students, parents/carers) in order to establish a framework of inclusive values and practices (e.g. co-teaching involving a general education and a special education teacher).

Upon completion of the course participants using reflective techniques such as “Index for Inclusion” are expected to develop intervention plans through a range of activities (e.g. case studies, hands-on activities) aimed towards enhancing participation, learning, and achievement of inclusive mainstream education for all students, specifically for disadvantaged learners, including those with special educational needs and migrant background, thereby fostering social inclusion.

Concept by: Dimitris Zisimopoulos

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to understand how to: 

  • Face diversity and identify the barriers to participation and learning arising within schools;
  • Draw up development priorities and planning interventions to support diversity (e.g. curricula adaptations, design of differentiated lessons);
  • Use alternative learning practices, techniques, materials, and associated assessment tools to review development;
  • Use ICT to support all learners in inclusive settings;
  • Foster collaboration within the school community (teachers, students, parents/carers) in order to establish a framework of inclusive values and support students’ participation and achievement in sustainable school systems;
  • Understand the key features of an inclusive learning environment.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Course introduction & models of disabilities

Course introduction

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Models of disabilities

  • Social and individual/medical models of disabilities.

Day 2 – Analysing dynamics

  • Diversity, identification of barriers to participation and learning arising within schools and resources to support students; 
  • Group discussion and individual/teamwork practical activities.

Day 3 – Supporting diversity

  • Drawing up development priorities and planning interventions to support diversity (e.g. curricula adaptations, design of differentiated lessons); 
  • Slides presentation, individual/teamwork practical activities.

Day 4 – Reviewing development

  • Alternative learning practices, techniques, materials and associated assessment tools to review development;
  • Hands on activities, individual/teamwork practical activities. 

Day 5 – Using ICT

  • Using of ICT to support all learners in inclusive settings; 
  • Collaboration within school community (teachers, students, parents/carers) in order to establish a framework of inclusive values and support students’ participation and achievement in sustainable school systems.

Day 6 – Course closure and cultura activities

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

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Reviews about this course

Really interesting course about inclusion. It makes clear what it is and gives you a starting point to design an inclusive environment in your school. Dynamic and flexible lessons that make it easy and motivating.

Núria Monteagudo Martorell

Really valuable knowledge and information from an excellent trainer in a worthwhile and friendly environment. A motivating course that I would suggest to all other colleagues!

Konstantinos Sapountzis

The course was very well organized. My compliments to the Europass, they were very professional with information prior to the course. But most of all I would like to thanks our group leader who is an exceptional professor. He expertly taught and facilitated our work during the course.

Miroslav Miljković

Croatia

I participated with pleasure at the Barcino School course, in Barcelona, ​​near the Industrial Park. The course was interesting, well structured and presented in an interactive manner by our trainer.

Adela Corbean

Romania

I am very happy I have chosen this course and this location as a way of improving my teaching skills in an inclusive educational environment, as the one we have in our school. Everybody at Europass SRL is very helpful and ready to respond to any request or issue we may encounter. I recommend this course to all those who still need information on how to deal with classroom diversity and disadvanteged learners. You will become a new, “inclusive” teacher after this experience!

Minodora Nechifor

Romania
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