An inclusive classroom: how to give equal access and resources to all students

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
Promoting inclusive education is one of the strategic objectives for co-operation in education and training at the EU-level. The first principle of the European Pillar of social rights underlines that: “Everyone has the right to quality and inclusive education, training and life-long learning in order to maintain and acquire skills that enable them to participate fully in society and manage successfully transitions in the labour market”. Inclusive education is a way to give all children a chance to go to school, learn, and develop the skills they need to thrive.
The course will be made up of activities, discussions, and self-reflection moments to define what inclusion means and why it is important in education. It will give you the resources and the competencies to prepare and implement inclusion processes within your class and equip you how to tailor lesson plans in consideration of the needs of all students. Moreover, the possibility to talk to and share best practices with teachers of other countries will enable you to learn how inclusion is perceived and implemented in other school systems around Europe. You will discuss and learn new management approaches, strategies, methodologies, and instruments observed in educational contexts with various legal and institutional backgrounds. Finally, find out about what actions, toolkits, and initiatives the Commission is implementing in this field. Ideally, this course should foster increased sharing and learning partnerships and potentially form reliable partnerships leading to possible future Erasmus+ projects.
Participants will learn from each other and share best practices and ideas about inclusion, so that the impact can be felt in your classroom and beyond!

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn the key principles of inclusion and inclusive education
  • Understand how to create an inclusive environment for all your students
  • Acquire information on how to tailor lessons plans to the individual needs of your students
  • Develop resources for the implementation of inclusion processes within your school and class
  • Share best practices with the other participants and learn how inclusion is implemented in other European countries
  • Find out about co-operative opportunities with other European schools and institutions

Admission information

  • Language : English
  • Language level prerequisites : B1 or above
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    Teachers of any subject, educators, and school administrative staff

  • General prerequisites :

    No specific requirements

  • Maximum number of participants : 20
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Course information file

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Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 09.06.2024 - 16.06.2024 - To be confirmed
  • 30.06.2024 - 07.07.2024 - To be confirmed
  • 22.09.2024 - 29.09.2024 - To be confirmed
  • 09.03.2025 - 16.03.2025 - To be confirmed
  • 01.06.2025 - 08.06.2025 - To be confirmed

Florence (Italy)

  • 10.11.2024 - 17.11.2024 - Confirmed

Course dates are made available based on the availability of trainers but are “confirmed” only once the minimum number of participants is reached.

Course dates are usually listed Sunday to Sunday. The course usually takes place Monday to Friday and the full-day trip usually takes place on Saturday, so Sundays are arrival and departure days for those who book course, activities and accommodation. You can leave earlier if you book just the course.

If you are looking for dates either not listed above or “To be confirmed”, please pre-register to your favourite dates so we can track your interest, liaise with everybody to convey participants to the same dates and make them confirmed!

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