Towards inclusive educational practices

11:00 - 13:30
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Inclusive educational systems should offer quality education for all, respecting diversity, different needs and abilities. Nevertheless, some children experience exclusive practices, which may be detrimental both for their well-being and for educational achievement. Over the past three years three international research teams have looked at different aspects of inclusivity in education and how to enhance inclusive teaching and learning practices in the Nordic countries and the Netherlands.

In this final online event the researchers will present findings from their studies and discuss how to implement the results and stimulate a more inclusive educational landscape.

Following each presentation you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Programme (CET) - online

11:00 - 11:15 (log on from 10:45)
Welcome and opening remarks

11:15 - 11.40
Politics of belonging: Promoting children's inclusion in educational settings across borders
Professor Eva Johansson, The University of Stavanger

11:40 - 11:50

11:50 - 12:15
Inclusive science teaching in multilingual classrooms - a design study
Professor Maaike Hajer, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences

12:15 - 12:40
Mixed classes And Pedagogical Solutions
Professor Sonja Kosunen, University of Helsinki, and Bowen Paulle, University of Amsterdam

12:40 - 12:40

12:50 - 13:20
Panel discussion: From research to policy and practice – how to implement research results for a more inclusive education?

13:20 - 13:30
Concluding remarks

Programme ends

The research projects presenting their results

The project Politics of Belonging has studied how belonging is realized and experienced at a grass root level in children's, parents', and educators' daily lives in early education settings.

Inclusive Science Teaching designed innovative tools for teachers and primary teacher education that promote all pupils' inclusion in science education through a literacy-oriented approach.

The third project, Mixed Classes and Pedagogical Solutions, looked at the way schools in urban settings across the Netherlands and the Nordic countries tackled challenges brought on by the existing segregation and the possibility for more inclusivity.

The research projects are part of the NordForsk programme Education for Tomorrow, funded by The Academy of Finland, The Ministry of Higher Education and Science (Denmark), The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture (Iceland), The Research Council of Norway, The Swedish Research Council, NordForsk and The Netherland’s Initiative for Education Research (NRO).

The event is hosted by The Netherland’s Initiative for Education Research (NRO) and NordForsk.

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