Within the "Far Beyond the Barriers" project, we will aim to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning for all. We will focus on the inclusion of students with learning difficulties and disabilities. First of all we aim to raise awareness in the society that individuals with disabilities regardless of their learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia ADHD, etc or learning disabilities can be educated with their non-disabled peers in the same setting, in the same school.
“Far Beyond the Barriers'' project’s main objectives are:
Promoting awareness and fighting stigma against the students with LDs because this group of students, if they are provided with greater knowledge and practice, are more than capable of closing the gap between them and their peers.
Promoting and modelling positive attitudes and respectful language in schools/ classrooms for social and emotional
Ensuring necessary assistance to the teachers because learning difficulties are often misunderstood even by teachers.
Teacher’s lack of knowledge and understanding about LDs can lead to poor education and care of these students.
Promoting using different teaching approaches, disciplines and tools for teachers such as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) education approach, Creative Drama, Game based Teaching, Sport and providing them a teacher guide ( R1) better to include students with LDs in mainstream education.
Delivering an online course with 5 modules for teachers that teachers can benefit from to have the greatest impact on students.
To achieve all these objectives, school managers/ teachers need to be more confident in identifying and making changes to the school environment to be able to positively support the integration of students with learning difficulties. Teachers as the main actors of our education systems need to have education and training in how the inclusion in school / class can be achieved and which strategies/ approaches/ techniques/ methods and tools can be used to achieve that goal. We would like to cater all these needs during the project and after its closure with our sustainability activities.
Through the achievement of project objectives the expected tangible project results and outputs will be;
- R1 Guide for Developing an inclusive classroom
- R2- Breaking down the barriers in inclusive education Online course with 5 modules
-Social Media Campaign
-Partner countries Situation Report on inclusive education
-Website containing information about our project itself, institutions, results, events, news etc.
- Multiplier Events, Learning, teaching, training activities, local seminars and workshops for teachers, managers after each LTT