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Join Opportunities of INclusion in eU Society through SPORT and Music!
Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project "JOIN US, Support Me! - Join Opportunities of Inclusion through Sport and Music! "Is presented by "Egidi" Comprehensive Institute and addresses the need to develop a model of inclusive education, as described by the guidelines launched by the European Commission and, above all, by the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education. The focus of the project is centered on two disciplines, which are well suited to the adoption of inclusive methodologies: Music and Sport. The general objectives are: - Improve the inclusive profiles of partner organizations, gain experience in international cooperation and strengthen their ability to produce innovative high quality results - Create strategic cooperation between operators in the sector of formal and non-formal / informal education in order to develop experimental tools of social innovation and inclusion - Implement new forms of learning for students with special needs, thanks to virtual mobility, OER and better use of ICT - Develop new tools and methods for the professional development of teachers and Headmasters, for better initial and lifelong education The specific objectives are: - Implement a inclusive, learner-centered teaching approach, where personalization starts from the needs and interests of all students, with focus on music and sport - Directly train 30 teachers and 5 Headteachers of partner schools and get them to the profile of "Inclusive Teacher" - Codify two new profiles of inclusive education for teachers of music and PE useful both for initial and in-service training (big-OER), that one would get by attending two elearning training courses (small-OER), both Intellectual Outputs of the Project - Establish a permanent mixed staff composed by school staff / experts / stakeholders to organize the functional structure for an effective inclusive education and lay the foundation for a continuous structured dialogue with parents and political/technical institutions To achieve these ambitious goals, the project is being developed by a very large and heterogeneous partnership, composed of five schools (Italy, coordinator, Slovakia, Estonia, Romania and Turkey) and 5 scientific private partners (Italy, Lithuania, Belgium, Sweden and the UK), lasting 36 months. The schools will involve a group of 10 students - including 5 SEN - aged between 11 and 13 years, three teachers and one headmaster, while the private partners will involve two trainers and various researchers. The planned activities are manifold: 1. Research, processing and coding five Intellectual Outputs: 1.1. A training course in e-learning mode for learning inclusive methodologies using music, aimed at developing skills and abilities for all teachers (working with students aged 11-13) and wishing to enrich their lessons with musical elements to reach the inclusion of students with disabilities. This product will be made available as "small-OER"; Scientific Management: Lithuania; 1.2. A training course in e-learning mode for learning inclusive methodologies using sport and movement. The scientific management is leaded by Special Olympics and it will be made available as "small-OER"; 1..3. Data collection and processing, through the use of structured and semi-structured questionnaires, interviews and online surveys about the benefits arising from education inclusive. Scientific Management: IC Egidi; 1.4. Profile of Inclusive Teacher - Music, made available as "Big-OER". Scientific Management: UK 1.5. Profile of Inclusive Teacher - PE, made available as "Big-OER". Scientific Management: Belgium These intellectual products will be presented during two events multipliers, to be held respectively in Italy, in occasion of the 2017 Special Olympics, and in Brussels at the European Parliament. 2. 8 mobility activities, of which: - 2 joint staff training events, in the UK and Sweden, supporting the development and exchange of good practices concerning the inclusive methods through music and sport - 5 blended mobility for learners (virtual and physical), which will aim primarily to allow also students with special needs to participate and teachers to experiment methods learned - 1 short term exchange of groups of pupils to be held in Brussels, at the European Institutions with the involvement of the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education. Impact will be achieved at the local, national, European and international level; the project will bring long-term benefits as it aims to build a structured dialogue with stakeholders and policy makers, framed in a Council for Inclusive Education born in all partner countries; moreover the longer term benefits will deploy from the investment on the learning processes and capacity building of the school staff.
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