Pathways to Inclusive Pedagogy Erasmus+ Project

20 Dec 2018

file-25On the 12th December, we had the first transnational project meeting for our ‘Pathways to Inclusive Pedagogy’ project.  It is funded by Erasmus+, the European Commission programme for education, youth and sport.

‘Pathways to Inclusive Pedagogy’ brings together educationalists, practitioners and school leaders from across seven European countries, to establish effective approaches to supporting initial teacher trainees and early carer teachers, to work in diverse classes.  The project has three core aims as follows:

  • Raising Awareness and a recognition that pupils with special educational needs are the responsibility of ALL teachers
  • Raising Ambitions for pupils with special educational needs by challenging the assumption that ability is “fixed”
  • Raising the Profile of the Teaching Profession by emphasising that it is through professional problem solving in the classroom that teachers can meet pupil needs.

As an outcome of the project, materials will be published for schools and initial teacher training providers to use, to support the development of educators.  A series of online droplets will also be made available for educators to access remotely, to support their professional learning journey.  These will be disseminated at the final project conference in May 2021.

At the meeting, participants shared examples of what ‘inclusion’ meant to them.  Analogies made included cogs in a machine, a box of chocolates, and the Swiss Cottage School Christmas Tree!!!!! (unique to the setting, pupil-led, and beautiful!)

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