Inclusive Education & Music Strategies

This course is designed for educators working at inclusive early childhood settings (3-8 years old) with and without prior musical knowledge. It focuses on the notion of disability as a social construct, the continuum of inclusion along with strategies and musical ideas that may enhance the implementation of best inclusive practices in the classroom.  

The venue: The course will take place in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. During the course there will be some visits in schools. The transportation expenses are included in the fees. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Gain familiarity with history of inclusion

  • Gain insights on  legislation and policies on inclusion

  • Explore key principles of UDL

  • Understand music as a teaching tool in the inclusive setting

  • Gain hands-on experience on lesson planning with music activities

 

METHODS

A variety of methods will be implemented in order to give both theoretical and practical support to the teachers. The participants will have the opportunity to participate in lectures, workshops, team activities, case studies and visits to real classes in order to have an integrated training. 

 

DAY TO DAY SCHEDULE

DAY 1

Getting to know each another: Ice-breaking activities

Lecture: Disability as a social construct within the scope of diversity & inclusion:

Theories behind the importance of music making in early childhood

Group work: Collaborative concept mapping: What is an inclusive classroom?

 -Examine full inclusion versus partial inclusion

-Explore musical resources, supports for learning

DAY 2

Lecture: Legal frameworks of inclusive education

Group work: Practical workshop: Debate over Brook’s case

-Identify the role and responsibilities for school and the teachers

-Explore opportunities for collaboration with families

-Understand differences for placements in inclusive education

DAY 3

Lecture: Teaching and learning: challenges through music in the classroom & collaboration with the families

Experiential Workshop: Music strategies, ideas and singing as part of lesson planning

DAY 4

Interactive presentation:

Universal Design of Learning principles

Implement UDL principles in lesson planning with emphasis on music

Hands-on experience on choice of music, embedding the activities throughout the classroom’s routine.

 

DAY 5

Reflection: What is inclusion and what does it take to make it work?

Award ceremony

Dates of courses 2020

​27 - 31 January 

27 April - 1 May 

13 - 17 July 

12 - 16 October

Dates of courses 2020

25 - 29 January 

15 - 19 March 

24 - 28 May

26 - 30 July 

25 - 29 October

Package 1: 930 euro

Training cost: 350 euro

  • Training course

  • Educational material

  • Beverages & snacks

  • Certificate of Attendance​

Transportation: 100 euro*

  • Transportation to and from hotel 

  • Transportation to out of the venue visits

Accommodation: 480 euro

  • Hotel Room (5 days - 4 nights)

  • Hotel Breakfast

  • Hotel Shuffle bus service t downtown Nicosia

  • Lunch**

* Transportation from Nicosia to the venue is provided. Transportation from and towards the airport is not included

** Dinners are not included

Course Packages

Package 2: 450 euro

Training cost: 350

  • Training course

  • Educational material

  • Beverages & snacks

  • Certificate of Attendance​

Transportation: 100 euro*

  • Transportation to and from hotel 

  • Transportation to out of the venue visits

Package 3: 350 euro

Training cost: 350 euro

  • Training course

  • Educational material

  • Beverages & snacks

  • Certificate of Attendance​

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