May 15, 2014

Dreams born at Gand upper secondary´s courses with extended workplace practice

Seagulls crying in the breeze at Jæren, in the county of Rogaland, on the west coast of Norway. Six men working on a construction site on the outskirts of Sandnes in April, nothing special about this particular house being built. Two team leaders give their orders, sometimes discussing calmly with the other four adolescent lads about how to solve the next step, a roof being built on a tool shed.

May 15, 2014

Universal Design, Slovenian style

The strength of a group is determined by its weakest member

“You don’t have to do anything, just sit here because you are such ‘a poor soul’. We’ll do it much quicker ourselves.” The latter was Špela’s message to her classmate Tea. Note that Špela had her hand bandaged, while Tea’s eyes were completely covered so she couldn’t see anything.

May 15, 2014

European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education

The Agency started this year with the ambitious multi-annual work programme for the period 2014–2020 and with the new name: European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education. Other administrative changes this year include the Brussels Office’s move at the end of May to a new, modern office building in Brussels.

This spring is also the beginning of a ground-breaking co-operation between the Agency and one of its member countries, Malta.

May 13, 2014

ExchangeAbility project for university students

Mobility offers young people opportunities for self-development and enhances their future employability. Participation in exchange programmes is a challenging for young people, as they are facing an unfamiliar environment, such as a new language and culture. It can be even more difficult for students with disabilities who may face inaccessible environments or disability-related stereotypes.

May 09, 2014

“Is this another Investt-lesson?”

Before New Year we gathered the teachers of our two selected classes to explain to them what the Investt-project deals with and to inform them on Universal Desing and Universal Design for Learning. In November we received their first lesson plans, which we then checked for elements of UDL.

May 09, 2014

„Introductory Course“ at the SOB

As a partner of the transnational project INVESTT (Inclusive Vocational Education and Specialised Tailormade Training), the “Schule für Sozialbetreuungsberufe der Caritas der Erzdiözese Salzburg” started an „Introductory Course“ as a first step for people with disabilities in September 2013.

January 29, 2014

Teaching for diversity

“Handicap doesn’t mean inability” is the motto of a new extensive teaching tool aimed at schools on different levels in the Czech Republic. “Teaching for Diversity” is an innovative concept for learning combining electronic applications with printed material. The project was launched in 2009 and finished in 2012 under the support of the Czech Ministry of Education within the operational programme Investment into Education Development. You can find out more on their interactice website.

January 29, 2014

We connect now

The website We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.

January 29, 2014

Together is better

A collaboration toolbox to build a school for all - Together is better” is a Comenius Multilateral Partnership. The general aim of this project is to promote inclusive education and lifelong learning for ALL learners.