About the Project
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Students of Education and Sports Sciences usually find employment as teachers in primary and secondary schools or as leisure and recreation educators in sports clubs or associations. In all these areas, they will meet children with disabilities, and they will be responsible for ensuring the necessary adjustments to favour diversity and inclusion of all children. So far, university curricula of Education and Sports Sciences in European countries do not sufficiently address inclusion in play settings.
The PINC project designs and develops a comprehensive training programme for future teachers, which provides them with the skills they need to facilitate active play for all children. Thanks to the PINC training programme students of Educational and Sports Sciences will acquire a broad theoretical understanding of inclusive processes in education and of the importance of play as an inclusion facilitator.
Practical resources are also part of the programme, they will contain hands-on guidance for students:
- on a variety of active games and how they can be adapted to ensure participation of children with disabilities, and
- on strategies to systematically promote inclusion in the entire educational community (including students, faculty, parents, governments, associations and other organisations).
Academic staff of the PINC partner universities in Spain, Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece, and Italy will test the training programme with their students. To support them, a Guide for Teachers will outline the overall PINC resources and didactics.
Find out more on the PINC Training Programme here!