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Courses start on:

2 June 2024

Angra do Heroismo, PT (Azores)

16 June 2024

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

23 June 2024

Larissa, Greece

28 July 2024

Barcelona, Spain

11 August 2024

Fira, Greece (Santorini)

25 August 2024

Angra do Heroismo, PT (Azores)

6 October 2024

Barcelona, Spain

20 October 2024

Zagreb, Croatia

3 November 2024

Barcelona, Spain

1 December 2024

Zagreb, Croatia

5 January 2025

Santas Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

2 February 2025

Barcelona, Spain

16 February 2025

Angra do Heroismo, PT (Azores)

2 March 2025

Barcelona, Spain

20 April 2025

Zagreb, Croatia

1 June 2025

Angra do Heroismo, PT (Azores)

15 June 2025

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

27 July 2025

Barcelona, Spain

10 August 2025

Fira, Greece (Santorini)

24 August 2025

Angra do Heroismo, PT (Azores)

5 October 2025

Barcelona, Spain

19 October 2025

Zagreb, Croatia

2 November 2025

Barcelona, Spain

30 November 2025

Zagreb, Croatia

 

Each course session is available with 7 days and 2 weeks programme option

Additional dates and tailor made courses are possible on request

CREATIVE METHODS IN SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION - COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Introduction

This course is aimed at teachers and school staff from pre-school level to primary, secondary, vocational, adult and special needs education, staff of non-government organizations, government and policy makers and company staff as well as students and all those who are interested in integration and inclusion and the use of creative, artistic and game based methods in special needs education. Participants are expected to have at least B1 level of English proficiency.

 

Methodology

Methodology is based on theoretical lessons and presentations of examples of good practice as well as discussions and experience comparisons. The course will focus on social, art and game based activities which enhance development of support factors. Some other tools used will consist of project work, role play, simulations, laboratory practice, reflection and evaluation.

 

Objectives

  • Understanding of theoretical background of special needs education.

  • Understanding how social, art and game based activities can enhance the development of support factors.

  • Identification and understanding of risks, factors and barriers for integration and inclusion.

  • Developing communication, collaboration, presentation, problem solving, negotiation, critical and creative thinking skills.

  • Learning student-centered approaches in special needs education context such as task based learning and problem based learning within a fictional context of process drama.

  • Enhancing understanding of the potential simulations and role play have for integration, inclusion and learning in special needs education.

  • Providing and exercising creative ideas and practical resources for successful implementation of creative methods in special needs education in different settings

  • Improving English fluency (official language of the course).

  • Promoting intercultural awareness.

  • Sharing experiences of special needs education from different organizations in order to help each of us to be more effective in our work.

  • Developing the online collaboration platform for preparation, dissemination and networking in order to develop future partnerships and projects.

  • Strengthening the European collaboration among people involved in special needs education and practicing creative methods in different contexts.

  • Providing insights into different education systems.

 

Preparation

After registration participants will receive pre-course questionnaire which will be used by the trainer to learn about participants’ teaching backgrounds and to assess their exact needs. Before the beginning of the course a basic reading list will be suggested to participants to prepare for the training. Participants will also be asked to prepare a presentation about themselves, their professional context and their culture which will be presented during the course. Participants will receive information about the country they are going to visit in order to prepare them for their cultural experience.

Follow up

 

After the course participants will be asked to share what they have learned with the rest of the staff in their schools. Further books and articles to deepen the topic and contacts with some other practitioners all over Europe and in the world will be suggested by the trainer. The methods shared and explored and the bibliography given will allow the participants to complete and improve their educational path.

 

Certificate

 

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and the Europass Mobility Document.

 

Paperwork

We also provide all the support with paperwork you might need for your Erasmus+ project documentation such as mobility agreement and regsitration letter.

Draft Programme

2 weeks programme (50 hours) 800 €

7 day programme (35 hours) 560 €

   Day 1

Introduction of participants

Outline of the programme

Warm ups and ice-breakers

   Day 2

Theoretical background on special needs education

Cultural evening

   Day 3

Social, art and game based activities which enhance development of support factors

   Day 4

Teambuilding and networking activities with a cultural trip

  Day 5

Identification of risks, factors and barriers for integration and inclusion 

   Day 6

Online tools for collaboration in special education needs education projects, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

Individual support

   Day 7

Presentation of outcomes

Panel discussion

Evaluation

Closing session

   Day 1

Introduction of participants

Outline of the programme

Warm ups and ice-breakers

   Day 2

Theoretical background on special needs education

Cultural evening

   Day 3

Social, art and game based activities which enhance development of support factors

   Day 4

Teambuilding and networking activities with a cultural trip

  Day 5

Identification of risks, factors and barriers for integration and inclusion 

   Day 6

Online tools for collaboration in special education needs education projects, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

Individual support

   Day 7

Whole day cultural trip (optional at additional cost)

  Day 8

Free Day

   Day 9

Task based learning and problem based learning within a fictional context

   Day 10

Experiential learning through process drama and interactive storytelling methods

   Day 11

Emotional literacy

   Day 12

Presentation of outcomes

Panel discussion

Evaluation

Closing session

Quick links

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Augusto Boal

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