The inclusion of students with special needs in the classroom is vital. Every child has the right to quality education and learning. Inclusive education is when all students, regardless of any challenges they may have, are placed in age-appropriate general education classes that are in their own neighborhood schools to receive high quality instruction, interventions, and supports that enable them to meet success in the core curriculum (Bui, Quirk, Almazan, & Valenti, 2010; Alquraini & Gut, 2012).
The objective of inclusive education is to respond to the learning needs of all children, whatever their needs are (physical, cognitive, academic, social, emotional...).
Diversifying teaching methods can accommodate students with different backgrounds, such as diverse abilities, diverse prior learning experiences, diverse cultural background, diverse learning styles, diverse levels and ways to motivation...
The course took place in Bologna, from 09/10/2022 to 15/10/2022. Participants came from all across Europe, with Custódia, Fátima and María do Céu from Escola secundária de Cacilhas-Tejo; Antti from Jokivarren Koulu; Joanna and Jolanta from Społeczny Zespół Szkolno-Przedszkolny; Indré and Agné from Lietuvos aklųjų ir silpnaregių ugdymo centras; Sandrine and Raphaël from L Rabelais; Nubar, Nalan and Dovile from KD International School of Vilnius; Panagiota from St. Lukes Parents' Association for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Ilona and Sandra from Barboleta Ltd.
Our participants could learn in 7 days of course, the Italian inclusive education model, and even the laws about the specials needs, the principles, benefits and key values of inclusive education, improve the learning of students with special needs and they have even been able to visit an Italian school that working with young people with physical and learning disabilities and debate on teaching methods, tools and approaches.
They have shared and exchange their own experiences and best practices about their work with learning disabilities.
Also, for sure, they could enjoy the cultural activities in Bologna, visit Florence, appreciate the beauty of Italy and its gastronomy!
Discover more about this course here
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