Project Outcomes

Common frame of reference (CFR)

The project will define common frame of reference on diversity which will provide common ground and shared understanding on how to integrate diversity in the school models and will offer European platform of information, discussions, and exchanges of experiences on the subject of diversity.
Defining of the CFR starts by good practices and the real problems of practitioners and searches how practice, research and policy can be connected according to diversity. The CFR looks at diversity from different points of view and focuses on several aspects of diversity namely social, linguistic, cultural, learning variability, physical, special needs etc.

The aim of the CFR is:

  • To get the connection with the practice of practitioners according to diversity;
  • To provide common ground in order to make sure that all have shared understanding on how to connect practice, research and policy according to diversity, how to integrate diversity in the school models and how to get teachers connected with students according to the several above mentioned aspects of diversity;
  • To provide a common basis for the tools and the in-service training (IST) modules;
  • To give guidance to teachers, principals, IST-providers, advisers, policy makers and others to renew, starting from their prior knowledge, their frame of thinking on how to cope with diversity.

 

In-service training (IST) modules

In the project we develop a set of tools (e.g. instruments, protocols, materials, case studies, schemes) on coping with diversity or these tools are delivered by associated schools and revised by the project team in order to match with the Common frame of reference on diversity. 
On each tool we will develop in-service training (IST) modules in line with the Common frame of reference and following the principles of effective professional learning. The IST-modules are activities for professional learning of school teams. The use of the ‘term’ modules implies that they are modular.

Depending on the requirements of the end users, the modules can be used as stand-alone activities or in combination with other modules. The modules are seen as a „library“ with professional development units that can be used according to the specific situation of each school.

 

Local, regional and international in-service trainings (IST)

In the project sixty local, regional, and national in-service training courses lasting four half days will be hold for project associated partners.
When the IST is developed, it will be piloted and after a piloting report further fine-tuned in order to achieve the highest possible quality standards.The experiences of the project team with the IST will lead to support international providers in the use of outcomes of the project to support the professional learning of local/national schools and teams within Europe on the issue of diversity. Two international IST for practitioners and two international conferences on the content of the project will be organised. The first one will take place in the Czech Republic in September 2017, the second conference will be hold in Italy in May 2018.

News

Save the date: 2nd UDEL21 International Course will be hold in Portorož, SLOVENIA January 21-26 2018 - more info
1st International Conference in Prague (CZ), September 21-23, 2017 is over, see outcomes - more info
Done! We have developed 85 tools (activities, methods, approaches). Tools are currently at the piloting stage. Then they will be aviable here for practical use in a clasroom to support learning in/for diversity.