In previous post about education one of the key factors for inclusive education is the ability to adapt teaching methods, materials, tasks etc. according to learners’ needs and profile. Either by having a co-teacher, a robot co-teacher, a traditional CSCL system or a teleconference based CSCL system the key factor for success is to adapt teaching methods and learning objectives according to students’ needs and performance. Educators need to know how well students perform, what are their strengths and weaknesses and focus on them. This means that the learning process has to be adapted for each student individually and the traditional model of one-size-fits-all teaching and learning should be abandoned. Read the rest of this entry »
This week we are jumping to one of my favourite subjects… Education.
At the World Education Forum that took place in Dakar in 2000, 164 governments pledged to achieve “Education for All” (EFA) and identified six goals to be met by 2015. UNESCO, which is the leading agency in that movement, focuses its activities on five key areas: policy dialogue, monitoring, advocacy, mobilization of funding and capacity development. Inclusive education covers a broad range of problems in accessing education such as children living in areas of conflict, cultural issues, gender issues etc. Read the rest of this entry »