A 3- day workshop is to held for PCU staff in UCLL, Leuven. During the training the partners will discuss the ways for developing teaching and learning methodology in terms of inclusive higher professional education.
DISSEMINATION MEETING IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
University of Travnik hosted the members of INCLUSION consortium for a two- day dessemination meeting, held in May 10-11. The consortium members gathered at Travnik University to discuss the activities implemented connected to the inclusive higher professsional education.
The first part of the meeting was dedicated to the master plans of partner country universities. The Armenian and Bosnian universities represented their master plans for inclusive higher education at their institutions. The master plans were discussed with the European and Armenian partners and received feedback for further improvements.
During the dissemination meeting the Armenian and Bosnian stakeholders of INCLUSION project had a fruitful debate on the current issues of inclusiveness in terms of higher education. The NGOs and ministries of both sides participated in the discussion and expressed their aspect for making higher education much more inclusive.
The dissemination meeting at University of Travnik was concluded with a coordination meeting from the management team. Being the project coordinating institution, State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia had a short presentation on financial and technical issues of INCLUSION project.
The consortium finalised their activities to be done up to the next meeting in Leuven, Belgium. The final institutional plans of the partner country universities will be presented during the next training, held in June 27-29.
Local meeting was organized within INCLUSION project in Yerevan on May 7. Hosted by AUA, the Armenian members of the consortium gathered to discuss the main principles of national guideline and institutional master plans for inclusive higher professional education.
The representatives from Ministry of Education and Science of RA and Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of RA made presentations on the legislative part of inclusive education in Armenia. They introduced the main documentation connected to the rights of students from vulnerable groups; such as disabled students, students having health problems, students of soldiers, parentless students and so on. The legislation should be the basis for institutional master plans of the universities. UNISON NGO, whose main aim is to support people with disabilities in promoting their human rights, made comments on what can be included in the master plans.
The Armenian part of the consortium shared with other colleagues the information and best practice gained during the study visit in London. They discussed the ways to adopt some approaches of inclusiveness of higher education from Roehampton University.
INCLUSION team finalized their activities to be done up to the next meeting, which will be held in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina on May 10-11. During the two- day conference the universities will represent the final drafts on master plans.
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.
A two- day conference was held in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the dissemination meeting the partners represented their achievements within the framework of INCLUSION project.
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.
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.