Course details


  • Active citizenship, European dimension
  • Communication skills
  • Inclusive and special needs education
  • Pedagogy and didactics

Key competences

  • Cultural expression
  • Learning to learn
  • Social and civic


  • The main goal of this course is to focus on work with special needs children, exchanging experiences and ideas about inclusive education in Europe;
  • An opportunity to exchange ideas, good practices and create links with teachers from other European countries;
  • Learning the terminology regarding Special Education;
  • To develop theoretical knowledge and skills/techniques in order to deal with special needs students;
  • Understand and experience many different activities and approaches more appropriate for working especially with, children with difficult integration and coming from other cultures/backgrounds;
  • Realize how to adjust teacher proposals and projects in a way they suit the needs of mixed ability classes;
  • Debate how to involve the parents in the children’s learning process;
  • To actively engage with state-of-the-art methods of teaching and living in the inclusive classroom;
  • To actively engage with class-management in the inclusive context;
  • Be familiar with peer teaching and collaborative learning methods;
  • To improve their communicative competence in English;
  • To use technology to design lesson-plans or other activities;
  • To increase motivation and satisfaction in their daily work;
  • To improve their understanding of other European cultures;
  • To develop a sense of European citizenship and identity through participating in a community of European teachers and trainers;
  • To share experiences and best practices


  • Improvement of language and communication skills;
  • Allow teachers to meet colleagues of different nationalities within the EU, discuss their background and cultural differences, and build a network of teachers for future cooperation and increase capacity to cooperate on international level;
  • Improve the teaching of special needs children and children from different social backgrounds;
  • Improve knowledge of good practices and latest research in children with special needs;
  • Encouragement of sharing best practices, ideas and materials between colleagues within the EU;
  • Acquisition of practical language to be used in the classroom, of new techniques, ideas;
  • Produce ready‐to‐use materials and methods to improve educational practices in the field of special needs children education.
  • Promote universal access to education with regards to non-discriminatory values
  • Increase broader understanding of strategies and systems dealing with special needs children in different countries, cultivate mutual respect and intercultural awareness.
  • Support continual professional development, revise and improve key competences, build confidence in promoting pedagogies that are supportive to special needs children and social and cultural diversity