Monday 16th- Friday 20th March 2020 in Castiglione del Lago, Italy
The 6th edition of the European Association of Service Providers for People with Disabilities (EASPD) training course on inclusive education aims to develop the understanding and expertise of teachers, trainers, headmasters and school staff on inclusive education for persons with disabilities. The course provides a certificate delivered by a European organisation.
The course offers a framework for the further development and promotion of inclusive education, as well as a hands-on experience in the planning of such an approach.
The courses programme will cover:
- The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- The Index for inclusion:
- Universal Design for Learning
- Curriculum differentiation within a national curriculum
- A school visit to see inclusive education in practice.
- Strategic planning and change management
- Opportunities for inclusive school assistance
Information and discovery sessions will alternate with discussion groups, peer group support and reflection sessions. The methods used will offer in the first place an individual learning pathway, supported by a reflection and learning portfolio.
The course provides a safe learning environment for school headteachers, middle management, teachers and teaching assistants, educational guides and counsellors, inspectors and administrative staff willing to challenge their mind and to engage in a 5-day course to learn and discover with and from colleagues in an international setting how to move towards inclusive education. It also addresses external support people, including coordination staff of education and social support services.
The course is coordinated by the Standing Committee on Education of EASPD and organised by a consortium of European organisations and universities involved in the development of inclusive education across Europe. The tutors will include Annemie Jennes (VSKO, Belgium), Marleen Clissen (VSKO, Belgium), Wolfgang Plaute (Pädagogische Hochschule Salzburg, Austria) amongst other guest trainers.
Registrations are open here. The 20 places available will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities is a non-profit European umbrella organization, established in 1996, and currently representing over 17,000 social and support services for persons with disabilities. EASPD advocates for effective and high-quality disability-related services in the field of education, employment and individualised support, in line with the UN CRPD principles, which could bring benefits not only to persons with disabilities, but to society as a whole.
EASPD’s Standing Committee on Education supports the work of the organisation in the field of education. The Standing Committee cooperates in projects dealing with education and follows-up the political developments in the field. Working alongside other important stakeholders the Standing Committee uses its know-how and contacts to support the development of an open and inclusive educational system in Europe.
The course fee is €250 including training, lunches, coffee breaks and one group dinner. This fee does not include travel, accommodation or any other meals.
Could a Erasmus+ KA1 grant help you to attend?
To help potential applicants attend the course EASPD’s Standing Committee on Education can support participants to apply for a Erasmus+ ‘KA1 - Learning Mobility of Individuals’ grant. This grant can be used by individuals or organisations to cover the course fee as well as transport and accommodation costs.
If you would like to receive support to apply for a KA1 Mobility project grant pre-register your interest in the course here before 5th February and indicate your wish for support when requested.
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