The aim of the SCALED project is to develop a new educational offer – online course (interactive and self-study mode that can be adapted to onsite use) 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.
The project is coordinated by the University of Warsaw, Oslo Metropolitan University is our project partner. The project leader, Centre of Foreign Language Teacher Training and European Education, is supported by two other University of Warsaw’s departments – Digital Competences Centre and Office for Persons With Disabilities. The project is also aided by colleagues from other UW faculties. Oslo Metropolitan University is represented by researchers from the Faculty of Education and International Studies and the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design.
The University of Warsaw:
- prof. UW dr. hab. Joanna Nijakowska - project coordinator
- dr Ewa Guz
- Dorota Sidor
- dr Agnieszka Kałdonek-Crnjaković
- Agnieszka Bysko
- Zbigniew Drzazga
- Małgorzata Kolera
- dr Michał Kuźmicki
Oslo Metropolitan University:
- prof. Dina Tsagari – Partner coordinator
- prof. Weiqin Chen
- dr Norun Christine Sanderson
- dr Hege Knudsmoen
- dr Astrid Gillespie
- dr Veerle Garrels
More information: https://scaled.uw.edu.pl/
The SCALED project benefits from a grant of EUR 100,266 from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Funds. 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.