Course: Cultivating Inclusive Learning Environments
Special Educational Needs, Diversity and Equity in my Classroom
3-day Workshop / October 2023
“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 Cultivating Inclusive Learning Environments 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.
- 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.
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.
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.