Disability - the Value of Difference
"Just as gender is more than chromosomes and race is more than skin color, disability is more than an individual impairment" (Ferguson & Nusbaum, E., 2012). This course will go through all forms of disabilities. You will get to know how local schools are dealing with the differ issues both at an educational and legal level.
All children and young people of the world, with their individual strengths and weaknesses, with their hopes and expectations, have the right to education. It is not our education systems that have a right to certain types of children. Therefore, it is the school system of a country that must be adjusted to meet the needs of all children.
The current programme aims to provide knowledge for school teachers on the theme of Inclusion of children with disability in a pedagogical environment / institution. Working in a diverse context demands skills that are essentially based on the recognition of the other, knowledge of diversity and disability, and understandings of Human Rights concepts.
To achieve these results, the training combines theoretical concepts and practical activities with the participants. During the twenty hours course, the participants will learn through concepts, group discussion and exercises, experimenting games to apply within children and field visit.
Dates & Locations
This course wants to:
• Get subjects acquainted with different disabilities in all of its forms;
• Offer an overview on the way local schools deal with disabilities;
• Exchange best practices with local teachers and/or tutors;
• Apply teaching methods and strategies (e.g. task analysis, physical guidance) to deliver individual educational plan goals and objectives;
• Design differentiated activities to access general curriculum;
• Suggest a more inclusive approach to the current school system;
• Offer learning tools to include disabled people in class.
Our courses, developed in the framework established by the Erasmus+ Programme, are crafted to include both formal and non-formal education methodologies. Starting with a theoretical approach to the theme of the course, we proceed with non-formal learning strategies in order to guarantee and stimulate an active contribution from the participants involved. In practice, we use: Presentations; Analysis of study cases; Discussions in the classroom; Role-plays; Technical visits to local private and public institutions; Conferences with local professionals to exchange good practices; Job shadowing experiences; Workshops to rethink old practices and introduce new ones. By applying scientific knowledge, students are faced with real problems which they will try and solve. In addition, certain key aspects will be revealed, such as the investment of learners put into the project, the representation they have of the scientific phenomenon, or the time available. Moreover, students will not only be able to complete a project, but also to apply new technological tools, and acquire skills such as sketch drawing, mathematical calculations, new materials, concluding drafts, teamwork.
Prior to the start of the course, participants will receive a detailed programme outlining the content and structure of the course, as well as recommended reading and viewing material relevant to the course contents. They will also receive practical information about Berlin, including maps, places of interest and accommodation.
€490/person. For accommodation and other costs please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will hand out:
Certificate of attendance, which will include title of course, main training content and dates;
Europass Mobility certificates issued by your NA and signed by us.