DRAFTING MASTER PLANS FOR INCLUSIVE HIGHER EDUCATION

DRAFTING MASTER PLANS FOR INCLUSIVE HIGHER EDUCATION

Bosnian and Armenian partner universities of INCLUISON project have already started drafting their master plans for inclusive higher education.

Both groups completed the capacity building stage and conducted fact- finding, the results of which were discussed and verified with the European partners during the site- visits. Partner country universities provided fact- finding reports on roles, functions and ongoing initiatives at their universities.

The members of the work group participated in a workshop on master plans and institutional mechanisms development. Bosnian and Armenian members of INCLUSION consortium have already started drafting their master plans and national guidelines for inclusive higher education with the emphasis on HEI role. The final draft of the master plans will be represented during the dissemination conference to be  held in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The dissemination conference is dedicated to the achievements and lessons learnt within the framework of INCLUSION project.

UPCOMING EVENT

UPCOMING EVENT

A two- day conference is to be held in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the dissemination meeting the partners will represent their achievements within the framework of INCLUSION project.

STUDY VISIT TO ROEHAMPTON UNIVERSITY

STUDY VISIT TO ROEHAMPTON UNIVERSITY

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STUDY VISIT TO ROEHAMPTON UNIVERSITY

STUDY VISIT TO ROEHAMPTON UNIVERSITY

A 5-day study tour was organized within the framework of INCLUSION project on March 19 – 24. The Armenian partners of the consortium gathered at Roehampton University, London to discuss the main activities and best practice of Roehampton University connected to the inclusive higher education.

Representatives from State Academy of Fine Arts together with American University of Armenia, Ministry of Education and Science of RA, Armenian National Students’ Association, UNISON NGO studied the main approaches of master plan for inclusive education. During the study tour the representatives from Armenia started the discussions of master plan and drafted the main points that should be included in the document.

The British partners of INCLUSION project represented their training system organized for faculty members. The topics connected to discrimination, terrorism, equality, are mandatory for all the faculty members, especially for those who have just started their career as a lecturer. The Armenian partners visited the library and chapel of Roehampton University where, together with British colleagues discussed the issue of higher education of religious and ethnic minorities and the ways to make higher education as inclusive as possible for students belonging to that category. Moreover, the Armenian members had a fruitful discussion with the responsible person of disabled students and got acquainted with the ways and methods of helping students with special needs to be integrated into the educational process.

At the end of study tour a short film was shot with the participation of Armenian members introducing the main outcomes of the visit to British university. The film will be shown during the dissemination meeting to be held in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

RECENT EVENT

RECENT EVENT

A 5-day study visit was organized within the framework of INCLUSION project on March 19 – 24. The Armenian partners of the consortium gathered at Roehampton University, London to discuss the main activities and best practice of Roehampton University connected to the inclusive higher education.

 

INCLUSION Training in Leuven

INCLUSION Training in Leuven

Inclusion consortium members gathered in Leuven for two-day conference. Hosted by KU Leuven university, the consortium members discussed the activities carried out since the last training held in Yerevan, 2017.

During the first day of the training SAFAA, AUA, universities of Travnik and Tuzla represented the results of benchmarking carried out at their universities. The benchmarking tool enables the universities to distinguish gaps and plan impovement actions. The results were discussed  with European partners. Besides, ministry and student representatives make short presentations on the current situation and issues connected with higher education of students from under- represented groups.

Within WP3 a discussion was held concerning the implications for writing institutional guidelines and national / regional guidelines. First day ended with activity on identifying the main stakeholders while envisioning the strategy.

Second day  started with a workshop. Partner universities planed their road map and set priorities for their institutions 2018- 2019 and national guideline. Day ended with coordination meeting  managed by SAFAA, project coordinating institution, during of which financial and technical issues were discussed.

RECENT EVENT

RECENT EVENT

Inclusion consortium members gathered in Leuven for two-day conference. Hosted by KU Leuven university, the consortium members discussed the activities carried out since the last training held in Yerevan, 2017.

INCLUSION aims at improving the terms on which persons from underrepresented groups take part in higher education, reducing exclusion, discrimination, barriers to learning and participation.

DIVERSITY is the recognition that each individual is unique. Dimensions of diversity include race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, physical abilities, religious or political beliefs.