Innovation Laboratories in the development of competences of special pedagogy teachers and people with special educational needs Erasmus Project

General information for the Innovation Laboratories in the development of competences of special pedagogy teachers and people with special educational needs Erasmus Project

Innovation Laboratories in the development of competences of special pedagogy teachers and people with special educational needs Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Innovation Laboratories in the development of competences of special pedagogy teachers and people with special educational needs

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2014

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Research and innovation; New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses; Disabilities – special needs

Project Summary

The aim of the project was to exchange experiences and good practices in the organization of the didactic process using the new learning methods available through the use of Innovation Labs in didactics of professional and specialized subjects.
This goal was achieved through the creation of new laboratories in partner institutions, the training of special education teachers on the use of i-Lab in the didactic process, the implementation of i-Lab for the teaching of special education teachers and persons with special educational needs.
Project Partners:
The Maria Grzegorzewska Pedagogical University, Poland – Leader of the project
The Institute for Sustainable Technologies – National Research Institute, Poland
CEIPES – International Centre for the Promotion of Education and Development, Italy
CJD Maximiliansau, Germany
Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

Actions implemented in partnership:
A study and report on the ” Organizational and educational teachers needs of disabled people” has been carried out. It allowed for the adoption of such solutions within the framework of the project, which was most responsive to the diagnosed needs. The research was conducted in partner countries. The report was made available on the project page.
Four new Innovation Laboratories have been launched. The partner institutions (APS-PL, CZ, DE, IT) have arranged a specially space in line with the operating principles of Innovation Laboratories. The laboratories are equipped with the special computer hardware and materials to develop creativity and stimulate creative thinking.
The laboratories are equipped with the right computer hardware and materials to develop creativity and stimulate creative thinking. Two new language versions (Italian and Czech) of VirtualBrainstorm software (VBS) have been developed. This is the basis for the functioning of the Innovation Laboratory.
Software was created for the needs of ITeE-PIB in Radom Laboratory of Innovation, and was made available to Partners. Training has been conducted in the field of VBS software administration and i-Lab session moderated (facilitating). Scenarios of the use of the Innovation Laboratory in the didactic process were developed and implemented. Innovation laboratories have been implemented in the practice of teaching special education pedagogy and people with special educational needs.

The role of partners:
The Maria Grzegorzewska Pedagogical University – Leader
organizing and conducting research “Organizational and educational teachers needs of disabled people”, launching the Innovation Laboratory, creating a website as an information and communication platform, organizing a series of demonstration sessions aimed at presenting the use of i-Lab in the didactic process, the development of scenarios for the use of the Innovation Laboratory in the didactic process, the implementation of i-Lab to the practice of teaching special education pedagogy and people with special educational needs.

The Institute for Sustainable Technologies – National Research Institute
supervising and supporting the process of launching Innovation Labs and implementing them into practice, developing new software language versions and providing partner’s software, project evaluation, organizing and conducting software training for administrators and facilitators of the i-Lab session, providing support for facilitators of organization i-Lab sessions.

CEIPES – International Centre for the Promotion of Education and Development, Italy ; CJD Maximiliansau, Germany; Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic
participating in the research ” Organizational and educational teachers needs of disabled people”, launching the Laboratory of Innovation, organizing a series of demonstration sessions aimed at presenting the possibilities of using i-Lab in the didactic process, developing scenarios of using the Innovation Laboratory in the didactic process, implementing i-Lab to practices of teaching special education pedagogy and people with special educational needs. Palacký University Olomouc and CEIPES develop new language versions of the software.

Results achieved / project outputs:
Research report ” Organizational and educational teachers needs of disabled people”
4 new Innovation Laboratories
Increase of qualifications of partner institutions teaching staff
Two new language versions (Italian and Czech) of VirtualBrainstorm software (VBS)
A series of demonstration sessions presenting the potential of i-Lab in the didactic process
Scenarios of using the Innovation Laboratory in the didactic process
Website as an information and communication platform
Documentation related to project management and project evaluation.

The results and experiences resulting from the project were presented during thematic scientific conferences and articles published in national and international scientific journals.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 349731,35 Eur

Project Coordinator

Akademia Pedagogiki Specjalnej im. Marii Grzegorzewskiej & Country: PL

Project Partners

  • CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE PER LA PROMOZIONE DELL’EDUCAZIONE E LO SVILUPPO ASSOCIAZIONE
  • INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII EKSPLOATACJI-PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
  • CJD Maximiliansau
  • UNIVERZITA PALACKEHO V OLOMOUCI