Empowering Learners in an Inclusive Classroom

About the course

“Every learner matters equally. Yet millions of learners continue to be excluded from education for reasons which might include sex, gender orientation, ethnic or social origin, language, religion, nationality, economic condition or ability.” (UNESCO, 2019).

This on-site course on Empowering Learners in an Inclusive Classroom is designed to give a hands-on approach to help participants develop their own ideas about inclusive learning and the effective use of technology. Through workshops, participants will become more familiar with active learning and how its implementation may cultivate inclusive learning environments. Focus will be given on the use and integration of ICT in the classroom in order to benefit all students, including those with disabilities as it enables them to access learning, gives them greater autonomy, unlocks the potential for those with communication difficulties, etc. Teachers will be given the opportunity to learn how to design lessons and activities for learners with social, emotional, behavioural and learning difficulties.

Key competences

This course includes content and activities that develop the following competences according to the digital competence framework of the European Commission's Selfie for Teachers tool.

 

 

 

Area 2 - Digital Resources

  • Creating to B2 level

 

Area 3 - Teaching and Learning

  • Teaching to B2 level
  • Collaborative Learning to B2 level
  • Emerging Technologies to B1 level
  

 

Area 5 - Empowering Learners

  • Differentiation and Personalisation to B1 level
  • Accessibility and Inclusion to B2 level
  • Differentiation and Personalisation to B1 level
  • Actively Engaging Learners to C1 level

For more information about the competences and the proficiency levels see the Selfie for Teachers Toolkit here.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about different types of inclusion.
  • Learn about the active learning model.
  • Explore ways to implement active learning in class aiming at cultivating a more inclusive environment.
  • Experience the different pedagogical verbs of a Future Classroom Lab and how the support inclusive learning.
  • Design learning activities integrating educational technologies and including students with physical, social, emotional or learning difficulties.
  • Share experiences working with learners from different backgrounds and with different needs.
  • Work with other teachers from across Europe to develop new ideas for their own classroom and school.

Methodology

The workshop will use a variety of methods, including lectures, discussions, case studies, and group activities. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences, challenges, and successes, and to collaborate with one another to develop strategies for promoting equity and inclusion in their classrooms.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at teachers and other school staff at primary and secondary levels, enthusiastic to provide inclusive education to their students who come from different socio-economic and language backgrounds or have physical or learning difficulties. If you are experienced SEN teacher, this course might not offer you any new insights into the topic, as the course will cover more entry-level materials. 

Language

All courses will be delivered in English and the participants must have at least solid basic skills in English language (listening, speaking) to be able to follow up the instruction and take part in the course activities.

Read more Practical information here.