The aim of the SCALED project is to develop a new online course: interactive and self-study mode that can be adapted to onsite use.
The course will be in the field of inclusive education methods, universal design for learning, differentiated instruction and methods of increasing the accessibility of the teaching process, content and materials in the context of foreign language teaching and education through language (EFL, CLIL, EMI).
The course, based on the latest research findings and trends in education, will be part of the initial training and professional development of pre-service and in-service foreign language teachers and academic teachers. The project complements equity and anti-discrimination activities at the UW and responds to the needs of the academic and school community.
The course will equip teachers with tools to eliminate barriers and effectively include all students in the language education process. Appropriate professional training of teachers in terms of responding to the diverse needs of all learners, especially people with special educational needs, is a necessary condition for social inclusion.
Long-term benefits include equalizing educational opportunities and significantly improving the well-being of children and young people learning foreign languages and learning content through a foreign language. About 250 people will be directly involved in the project activities (seminars, survey, publications, piloting the course) and about 10,000 after its completion.
The project is divided into five phases, each has a leader (Coordination, monitoring, risk management, quality assurance; Exchange of experience and good practices; Development of a new online course; Pilot implementation and improvement; Promotion and sustainability).
The course will be available as part of open educational resources and widely disseminated locally and internationally, and included in the educational programmes of partner universities.
The SCALED project benefits from a EUR 117,960 grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants.
The aim of the SCALED project is to create an online course preparing teachers for inclusive teaching, universal design for learning, and increasing accessibility in language education, especially with regard to students with Special Educational Needs.
- OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
- University of Warsaw
Actions and activities
- Workshop 1: 30 May – 2 June 2022, OsloMet, Norway
- Project Meeting 1: 31 May – 1 June 2022, OsloMet, Norway
- Workshop 2: 5 – 6 September 2022, University of Warsaw, Poland
- Project Meeting 2: 29-30 November 2022, University of Warsaw, Poland
- Dissemination Seminar: 1-2 December 2022, University of Warsaw, Poland
- Project Meeting 3: 13-14 June 2023, University of Warsaw, Poland
Open call for the final conference
There will be an Open Call for the Final Conference: 15-16 June 2023, University of Warsaw, Poland.