INCLUSION, AUTISM AND CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR

Gozo (Malta)

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Pre-Registration

Would you like to participate in this course next school year 2022-2023? Please make a pre-registration so we can keep you informed about this course.

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You want to confirm your participation for this course in the schoolyear 2022-2023?

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Dates can be subject to change and are only final after official confirmation by the course provider.

CONTENT

  • Collaboration

Local partners organize these international courses in cooperation with Eekhout Academy.

The hosting partner organisation is Gozo College Sannat Primary & Special Unit

Gozo College Sannat Primary & Special Unit
Sannat Road
Ta’ Sannat, SNT 9020
Gozo, Malta

OID = E10159860

  • What

Recently, the Maltese government launched the first ever National Autism Strategy. Of course, education is a big part of this strategy.

Malta chose to take a holistic approach to autism in education. It is refreshing that Malta does not look at autism merely from a medical point of view, but instead, as a phenomenon where the social aspect is key, and must be taken into account, if we are really to make a difference, and empower persons on the autism spectrum and their families.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disorder characterized by challenges in social imagination, social communication and social understanding. It affects ‘how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them’. The ‘spectrum’ refers to the wide variety of strengths and challenges experienced by individuals on the autism spectrum.

It is one of the key educational policies of Malta to include children with special needs within mainstream education and assigned a Learning Support Assistant on a one-to-one basis or on a share basis depending on the students’ needs.

This course takes place at Gozo College Sannat Primary. The school is an excellent example of how children with autism are integrated into mainstream education. The school has all the resources imaginable to give the children every opportunity to develop.

During the week, you will be immersed in the Maltese education system. The Maltese government’s position on inclusion, as well as that of the school itself, will be clearly outlined. You will be given tools to implement inclusion in your school, inspired by what you see at Sannat Primary.

As cherry on the cake, you will participate in the functioning of the school for one full day. You will attend classes, speak to the teachers and headmaster and experience the warmth of the school at first hand. A unique experience, that’s for sure.

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  • Gain insight and awareness in different aspects of diversity in education;
  • Get a clear view of the actual level of diversity management in your school;
  • Acquire a number of skills and competences in setting up a diversity management method;
  • Learn about strategies to tackle / handle, implement and sustain a fair diversity policy;
  • Be able to customize and develop supporting instruments and tools for evaluation, self-evaluation and measurement of educational processes;
  • Create a plan on future (higher) levels of diversity management in your own school or institution;
  • Draw up a realistic list of priorities and possible solutions;
  • Design projects and create attainable challenges to implement these solutions and projects in your own school or institution;
  • Improved competence of the use of colloquial English;
  • Use of working methods of cooperative learning to have more effective meetings;
  • Improved knowledge of other European educational systems;
  • Improved insight of differences and similarities between European countries, resulting in a better understanding and respect;
  • Participants understand the concept of UDL and its foundations;
  • Participants can put on a UDL-lens and assess their lessons and learning environments with the use of the UDL guidelines;
  • Participants are convinced that a universal design of the learning environment works better than a ‘one size fits all’;
  • Pick up ideas from other countries which they can incorporate and transfer into their own practice;
  • Write own action plan on the setting up of universal design of learning in the own organisation.

PRACTICALITIES

MALTA

The seminar is organized in a hotel. There is an easy access from the airport.

COURSE FEE

– We offer a flexible cost structure, allowing you to select the package that fits best your personal or school situation.
– For a detailed explanation, have a look at our ‘Cost Structure‘.

FUNDING

– You can request an Erasmus Plus grant from your national agency which will cover almost all costs of this course.
– We can guide you through the process of funding and application. To do so, you need the make a pre-registration.
– After pre-registration, we’ll contact you by mail and provide the application help.

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