Photos on training for high school teachers can be found here.
A two- day training was organized within Inclusion project on April 29-30 aimed at introducing inclusive approaches to teaching, learning and assessment for high school teachers in Yerevan. Hosted by American University of Armenia, the training was conducted for 50 high school teachers and principles. Among the guests were representatives from Ministry of Education and Science of RA (MOES), as well as experts on inclusive education practices, who presented the best practice in the field and shared with the teachers their experience.
During the first part of the training Lusine Arakelyan, Deputy Minister of MOES, and Anahit Muradyan, Senior Specialist at the Special Education Department of MOES, briefly represented the national regulatory framework of the sphere highlighting the main activities that have been already carried out and the existing gaps in the field of inclusive education.
The second part of the training included mainly sessions. Armen Alaverdyan, Executive Director of Unison NGO for Support of People with Special Needs, conducted a session on disability terminology and ethics. He represented the right terminology to be used while addressing disabled persons and the way of conduct. Besides, during the training the working group of INCLUSION project conducted sessions on awareness raising and toolkit developed within the project by the Armenian consortium. At the end, the representatives from AUA and SAFAA carried out a session on inclusive methodology.
AUA, being responsible for development of “Toolkit for Inclusive Teaching and Learning for High School Teachers”, shortly represented the draft of the document with a feedback received from the European partners. State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia also provided feedback to the toolkit for further development. Armenian partners organized also Skype meeting with Bosnian colleagues on development of toolkit. Both countries set deadlines for the initial variants of the document to be published and disseminated during the training with high school teachers.
Armenian team of INCLUSION project also discussed organizational issues connected with the training for high school teachers on inclusive teaching, learning and assessment methodology to be held on April 29 and 30. Partners looked through the agenda and made some comments.
P.S A 2-day training is organized by INCLUSION project team for high school teachers in Armenia. The training is dedicated to the dissemination of “inclusive” culture and inclusive methods of teaching, learning and assessment at high schools. During the training the “National Guideline on Inclusive Higher Education”, “Guidelines for Inclusive Learning and Teaching in High Schools and Universities” and Toolkit for Inclusive Teaching and Learning for High School Teachers should be represented.
Local meeting was organized within INCLUSION project in Yerevan on April 1. The Armenian members of the consortium gathered AUA to discuss the activities to be implemented before the final conference in Yerevan.
The Armenian consortium discussed the development of the National Guideline on Inclusive Higher Education, which is already in the finalization process. The Armenian team set deadline for finalizing and translating the document (it should be in Armenian and in English).
SAFAA and AUA discussed the format of the training to be organized for high school teachers on implementation of inclusive education. AUA, as a responsible for developing toolkit, will finalize the document and disseminate it during the training.
SAFAA, as a coordinating institution, briefly represented some management
At the end of the meeting, the Armenian team of INCLUSION project discussed some organizational issues connected with the final conference.
Photos for coordination meeting and workshop, held in Graz, Austria on March 12-13, 2019, can be found here.
University of Graz hosted ERASMUS + INCLUSION project consortium members for a two- day coordination meeting and workshop on March 12-13, 2019. The main aim of the meeting was to summarize the current progress of the project highlighting the gaps and activities to be implemented before the final conference.
The first day of the meeting started with a workshop on inclusive teaching and learning methodology. Consortium partners finalized Guideline on Inclusive Teaching and Learning Methodology and briefly represented the main points highlighted in the document. Armenian and Bosnian partners made presentations on the national guidelines for inclusive higher education and received feedback from the European colleagues for the further improvements. American University of Armenia, being responsible for WP4, represented draft of the toolkit for inclusive teaching and learning methodology for high school teachers.
Second day started with monitoring sessions with the partner universities. The main aim of the monitoring was to understand the progress achieved in addressing the challenges mentioned during the previous monitoring report and further activities the institutions plan to reach the goals of the project. The monitoring team discussed also the activities to be implemented by the institutions for ensuring sustainability of the project.
State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia, as a coordinating institution, conducted coordination meeting discussing project’s overall management, sustainability, quality control and monitoring, as well as financial and technical issues. Coordination meeting ended with the discussion of the final conference to be held in September, 2019.
Armenian members of ERASMUS + funded INCLUSION project had a meeting on February 26 to discuss the main activities to be implemented before the coordination meeting and workshop to be held on March in Graz.
Consortium members looked through the initial variant of the agenda, made some comments and minor changes for the finalization of the agenda. The management team briefly represented the main aim for the 2-day event, which is to summarize the project’s progress, highlight the upcoming activities and set deadlines, and most importantly finalize Guideline for Teaching and Learning Methodology and National Guidelines/Recommendations for Inclusive Higher Education. Graz meeting will also focus on the discussion of toolkit, which aims at setting up inclusive teaching methodology for high school teachers.
During the event in Graz, the management team will carry out a coordination meeting discussing project’s financial and technical issues. After, second monitoring meeting will be held with the universities.
Discussion has been organised within INCLUSION project on developing toolkit for teaching and learning methodology. AUA hosted the colleagues from State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia, UNICEF, Teach for Armenia and Russian Slavonic University on January 29.
As a responsible for the development of toolkit, AUA representatives shortly introduced the project and the aim of the toolkit. The document should serve as a tool for high school teachers who work with students having special educational needs.
UNICEF and Teach for Armenia have experience in conducting trainings for school teachers. They shared their experience and highlighted the points that the toolkit should focus on to ensure the effectiveness of the document.
At the end of the discussion it was decided to have a meeting with the representatives from Ministry of Education and Science of RA to understand their opinion and perspective on the toolkit for teaching and learning methodology.
Coordination meeting and workshop on inclusive teaching and learning methodology held on March 12-13, 2019 in Graz, Austria.
Workshop on inclusive teaching and learning and teaching methodology for faculty at Armenian and Bosnian HEIS on November- December 2018.