Title INCLUSIVE LEARNING - Supporting Teacher Training for an Inclusive Vocational Education
Project Number 2012-1-ES1-LEOO5-49449
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The Inclusive Learning project addressed two strategic priorities: “Support for the initial and continuous training of vocational training teachers, trainers, tutors and administrators of vocational training institutions” and “Proposed solutions and tools for addressing the imbalance between labour supply and demand” of the LLP. The project stimulated the educational system in order to foster the enabling processes of teachers and the development of strategies and environments that create conditions to provide lifelong learning for all. The project extended the offering of educational programmes that facilitate access to the educational system for people with special needs, subsequently enabling their access to the labour market. The lack of attention paid to these collectives in a context of diversity leads to a series of social problems: Disparity in learning achievements, Difficulties in gaining access to higher education and Difficulties in gaining access to the labour market.
Summary The INCLUSIVE LEARNING project provided vocational education and training institutions with a solution for addressing inclusion problems (the Lifelong Learning Programme priorities 2011- 2013), considering two main aspects: 1) Guidelines for trainers in order to provide them with the necessary and applied knowledge to address diversity in their training process, through the use of information technologies and considering different kinds of populations (multilingual people, sufferers of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, low vision and blind people, and deaf people); and 2) the provision of a technological infrastructure in order to deliver an adequate and accessible learning process for the aforementioned populations, including authoring tools for developing accessible training content and courses.
Description The project was divided into 6 work packages (WP): WP1 to WP6, which were grouped into 2 phases. Both phases consisted of the work to be carried out over a two-year period, which was the planned time for the project proposal. WP1 consisted of tasks to integrate technical infrastructures developed in previous projects in order to build the Alternative e-Access Framework, to set up the technical infrastructure and the support and maintenance of the integrated technical infrastructure; WP2 comprised the tasks of integrating Specific Accessibility Guidelines with existing Accessibility Guidelines into the technical infrastructure; WP3 consisted of tasks to develop a Certified Accessible e-Training Course; WP4 consisted of tasks to design pilot applications and testing scenarios for training VET trainers, applying the developed Certified Accessible e-Training Course; WP5 consisted of promoting the project progress and the experiences gained through the project; and finally, the WP6 tasks were related to management and project coordination. These packages were structured in relation to the achievement of the project objectives, which address the strategic priority of "Support for the initial and continuous training of VET teachers, trainers, tutors and VET institution managers", and which address the national strategic priority of "Solutions and Tools proposals to reduce the imbalance between labour supply and demand".
Open and distance learning
Access for disadvantaged
Information and Communication
material for open learning
open and distance learning
The main products of the INCLUSIVE LEARNING project were:
1. The Inclusive Learning Framework (based on the combination of accessibility guidelines and a technical infrastructure that includes software tools to develop certified accessible learning scenarios, resources and courses).
2. A Certified Accessible e-Training Course for VET trainers provided using the Inclusive Learning Framework.
3. Accessible e-Training Courses for VET learners that were developed by trainers and that will be available in the Inclusive Learning Framework.
Other important products were the Validation Plan of the technical products, as well as the Valorisation and Sustainability Plan.