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INtegrating Special-needs Individuals into Digi-holistic Education

1 January 2021 - 1 January 2022

Researcher: Dr Christopher Boyle

Researcher: Dr George Koutsouris

Sponsor(s):  Project (INSIDE), ERASMUS+

About the research

The "INSIDE" is an innovative project which focuses on social inclusion of Special Education Needs (SEN) students, strengthening the profile of the teaching profession and innovative practices for the target group of SEN teachers, parents and students in a digital era.

The project is coordinated by Antalya Provincial Directory of National Education (AMONE) within the partnership of Akdeniz University (AU), The University of Exeter (UNEXE), The University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), The University College Dublin and AIJU Research Institute.

Our main objectives are:

  • to strengthen the strategic and structured cooperation between higher education institutions, *to enable SEN teachers to embrace an innovative Digi-holistic teaching Module in classes,
  • to develop high-quality early childhood education systems (in line with the ECEC Council Recommendation) with regards to teaching-learning materials,
  • to enable SEN students with Mild Intellectual Disabilities(MID) to acquire 'Social adaptation skills' through innovative digital content,
  • to create free digital-educational resources with a creative commons license,
  • to adapt to digital changes in education at the organizational level,
  • to increase SEN teachers' and SEN parents' pro-European minded digital literacy skills and increase awareness for digital inclusion of the disabled in the society,
  • to support the development of recommendation policy on digital inclusion in SEN.