International E-based Diploma and Professional Certificates in Special Education and Inclusion Erasmus Project

General information for the International E-based Diploma and Professional Certificates in Special Education and Inclusion Erasmus Project

International E-based Diploma and Professional Certificates in Special Education and Inclusion Erasmus Project
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Project Title

International E-based Diploma and Professional Certificates in Special Education and Inclusion

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 : Capacity Building in higher education

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2016

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics:

Project Summary

The project aimed at creating disability-specific, EG/EU accredited postgraduate certificate for developing a new line of teachers, social and psychological specialists for special-needs education students, qualified with up-to-date knowledge and experience and with access to adequate ITC-based and smart hardware resources to be the fuel to schools with inclusion programs as well as private/NGO rehabilitation centers. The teacher qualification program is a Master’s program divided into General foundation level in special education composed of 12 courses (108 ECTS), which is followed by three specialization tracks (each is 5 courses equivalent to 36 ECTS) in the area of intellectual disability, learning disability and Autism. Learners choose form one of those tracks. This is followed by 36 ECTS thesis work. Alongside the master’s academic tracks, there are 3 targeted professional certified lifelong training programs in ADHD, behavioral disorder and inclusion systems. These are directed towards the professional practitioners, who need to enrich their knowledge with practical training.The theoretical part of the master’s is offered online, while the practical part shall be in-class in a blended learning format. The engineering team developed e- and hardware tools/resources for the disability-specific tracks to be used by the teachers with the inclusion students as well as an online virtual inclusion campus. The academic program is supported by an innovative line of electronic and smart hardware resources, matching academic, disability level and type, to facilitate graduates in delivering the targeted competencies and skills. A virtual inclusion campus is also planned to host special-needs and regular students, parents and teachers in shared learning environment equipped with social, pedagogical and academic virtual tools. The developed academic program is accompanied with 3 professional certificates (5 ECTS each) for practitioners for skills improvement in 3 imminent areas; ADHD, Behavioral Disorder and Inclusion systems. The targets are the employed and future special needs teachers, social and psychological experts as well as regular school teachers accommodating special-needs children in class. The plan is to start running this diploma during the third year of the project to account for fine adjustments. A gap analysis will be developed and followed by comprehensive course development. A wide community impact is expected as outlined by various stakeholders from the higher and pre-university education communities.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 957870 Eur

Project Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO & Country: ES

Project Partners

  • CONSEJERIA DE EDUCACION Y CULTURA
  • NILE UNIVERSITY
  • MANSOURA UNIVERSITY
  • EGYPTIAN E-LEARNING UNIVERSITY
  • THE RIGHT TO LIVE ASSOCIATION FOR INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED
  • KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
  • LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE