Member Forum: best practices for inclusion

Wednesday 13 December at 16:30 PM – 18PM

A recent EU publication Promoting diversity and inclusion in schools in Europe highlights that discrimination of students with special needs is still very common in education, and those children disproportionately “underachieve” in schools. This means that, although inclusion in our society is increasing, we are still far away from having schools where children are equally respected and can fully exercise their rights to accessible education.

Facing this warring scenario, QUEST is organising a Member Forum on Inclusion in its mission to contribute to promoting more inclusive education. 
Facing this warring scenario, QUEST is organising a Member Forum on Inclusion in its mission to contribute to promoting more inclusive education. During this event, we will discuss best practices on inclusion of children with special educational needs, inviting three guest speakers and showcasing their trajectory of inclusion in their schools and projects. 

We are welcoming De Walk, a Belgian school and Istituto Comprensivo G. Carducci – Busca, an Italian school,  to give insights into their school’s inclusion practices, ranging from the school structure, organisation, to learning methods and skills needed to welcome diversity. We will also present the BUSTA (BUilding Skills through Training therapy Animals) project,  where children form different European countries participate in training therapy animals for people with disabilities. Including children in this training process allows them to be actors of inclusion, contribute to develop an open attitude towards people with special needs and to become an active, inclusive and responsible citizen.

Agenda

Welcome by QUEST

Introduction on inclusion in education by Inge Volleberg (Inclusion Europe)

Inclusion practices at school: De Walk (Belgium) 

Inclusion practices at school: Istituto Comprensivo G. Carducci – Busca (Italy) by Davide Antonio Martini

Children training therapy animals with BUSTA, by Mia Schmallenbach (QUEST)

Open discussion + Q&A

For more information, please reach out to Roxane Hoedemakers: [email protected]

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