PINC – Inclusive Playgrounds: Teacher Training Programme

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Objectives

  • To promote diversity and the inclusion of children with disabilities in recreational environments through training of students of Education and Sports Sciences;
  • To promote the importance of play for children and provide students of Education and Sports Sciences with necessary theoretical and practical skills to facilitate accessible play for all;
  • To encourage future teachers/educators and provide them with the necessary skills to teach all students, including those with barriers to participation in recreational activities.

Activities

  • Develop theoretical and practical guides for students of Education and Sports sciences on the following topics: inclusive education; play as inclusion facilitator; active games and their adjustments to favour accessibility; educational communities and strategies for raising awareness towards inclusion;
  • Develop a guide for teachers of the PINC training methodology;
  • Pilot the guides with professors and students of Education and Sports Sciences.

Resources

  • Student’s General Guide: Inclusive Processes in Education;
  • Theory Guide on Play: Play as an Inclusion Facilitator;
  • Practical Guide on Play: Active Games and Necessary Adjustment to Favour Accessibility;
  • Guide for Leading an Educational Community: Strategies for Raising Awareness towards Inclusion;
  • Guide for Teachers: Resources and Didactics of PINC Training.

Impact

  • Improved skills of European Higher Education teachers regarding play and/or disability;
  • Developed new training guidelines and methods on play and inclusion that can be incorporated into university curricula for Education and Sports Sciences;
  • Students of Education of Sports sciences acquired skills regarding the use of active play as a resource for leisure time and conflict resolution in a recreational context;
  • Improved students’ competencies to act as a motor of social change and lead new inclusive projects.

Partners

The project

Date of the project

01/10/2020 - 31/03/2023

DG of reference

DG EAC, Erasmus+: Key Action 2, Strategic Partnership in the field of Adult education

Categories

Unit

Higher Education and Research

Info & contacts

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E-mail

dorothea.urban@cesie.org

Visit the website

https://inclusiveplaygrounds.eu/
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