Report of the WP 6

Activity 6.1

The goal of the first activity was to prepare  Tartu VET College staff for the workshop on the Inclusion Indicator Tool in February 2013.  We asked 30 staff members (school management, teachers, people from support services, course managers, liberians etc.) to participate in piloting process.

In the beginning of January 2013 we had an opening meeting with participants where we explained the lists of different indicators and the piloting process.  

Before piloting three indicators lists were integrated into one. Feedback was asked from participating faculty members.

In 17 January  2013 teachers in Tartu VEC who work with  students with special educational needs participated in training „How to identify learning disabilities in the classroom?“ by Ana Kontor. Training was held in cooperation with the University of Tartu.

The feedback to the training was absolutely great. In their words the most valuable were practical examples and long working experience of the trainer.

Activity 6.2

The fourth workshop of the TILE-project was held in 4 – 7  February  2013 in Tartu

February 4

Welcome at Tartu VEC, presentations and tour around the school - Tartu Vocational Education Centre is the biggest of VET institutions in Estonia, with 3500 full-time students, 3000 adult students and 350 employees (about 200 teachers and trainers). Departments: industrial technology, construction and woodwork, ICT, light industry, housekeeping and beauty services, catering and hospitality, car maintenance, tourism and recreation, foodstuff technology, business and administration.

Workshop was launched to have final design of international training session of Inclusive Roadmap.

Project results’ dissemination activities were discussed and specifications to the dissemination plan were done.

February 5

PILOTING THE ROADMAP

30 vocational teachers and members of support services from Tartu VEC participated in workshop and training on the Inclusion Indicator Tool.

Three different workshops - Inclusive Policy, Inclusive Culture, Inclusive Practices - took place. Teachers in small groups participated in each workshop.

Feedback from training session was collected.

Some reasons, why teachers found “Roadmap for Inclusion” useful in organization:

·         School needs changes on every level to become more inclusive

·         It is the basis for all other subjects

·         Clearly formulated goals and activities

·         It is based on students

·         It helps to define duties and responsibilities

·         It helps to improve learning environment

·         It is easy to use and improve.


February 6

Financial reporting issues were discussed. Feedback from Interim reporting, reporting periods and deadlines, overview of costs, amendment request to the grant agreement and required documents – by Kirsi Kesänen, JAMK

Writing the Roadmap of Inclusion was started. Different tasks between project partners were delivered by Sheena Bell and Andrew Smith, University of Northampton.

Introduction of the adult education in Vocational Education Centre of Tartu by Kätlin Virgo, training manager. Adult education is organized by the Department of Adult Education which offers learning opportunities in approximately 150 courses each year (app. 2500 students) – in all fields of training of Tartu Vocational Education Centre.

In Tartu Prison there are 816 adult male inmates, about 92 study some vocation in Vocational Education Centre of Tartu. Inmates are educated by teachers from Tartu Secondary School for Adults and Tartu Vocational Education Centre.

The purpose of providing education is to prepare the detainee for release, by supporting the person's complete development and the increase of coping ability.

The inmates can study: small entrepreneurship, machinery,  welding.

Project meeting about next activities on the time scale were carried out. Clarifying tasks which have to be done before the last meeting in Brno June 2013.

 

February 7

VISITING MAARJA VILLAGE

Maarja village offers a home to  young adults with learning disabilities. They try to live an active and independent life with the support and friendship of assistants and teachers living and working together with them. The village has 5 different family houses, a workshop building and a vegetable and fruit garden. We believe that also people with learning disabilities have the potential and possibilities to develop. Too often this kind of children just stay with their family after they grew up and everything is done for them. In Maarja village they learn to become more independent. They learn how to take care of themselves and can develop new skills in different workshops.

It was an exellent example of inclusion that works.


List of participants:

1. Maija Hirvonen - JAMK

2. Kaija Peuna - JAMK

3. Kirsi Kesänen - JAMK

4. Leena Hietalahti - Kokkola VET

5. Sirkku Purontaus - Kokkola VET

6. Kimmo Kekki - Ass. Vocational SEN Teacher

7. Merja Mäenpää - Ass. Vocational SEN Teacher

8. Sheena Bell - The University of Northampton

9. Andrew  Smith - The University of Northampton

10. Jenny Jones - OCVC

11. Chrissy Robertson - OCVC

12. Rinske van den Berg - Evaluator

13. Karel Pančocha - The University of Masaryk

14. Lucie Procházková - The University of Masaryk

15. Marie Vítková - The University of Masaryk

16. Markéta Minářová - Stredni skola F.D. Roosevelta pro telesne postizene

17. Kateřina Podalová - Stredni skola F.D. Roosevelta pro telesne postizene

18. Anna Devrimci - Foundation Innove

19. Hasso Kukemelk -  The University of Tartu

20. Merle Väliste - Tartu Vocational Education Center

21. Nele Punnar - Tartu Vocational Education Center

22. Jaan Kõrgessaar - The University of Tartu

23. Piret Luik - The University of Tartu

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