Tablets for classroom differentiation and inclusion
Erasmus+ Project Key Action 2
The Tablio-project unites 7 partners from 6 European countries:
- PXL University College, Belgium (lead partner)
- Institut za Napredno Upravljanje Komunikacij, Slovenia
- Istanbul University, Turkey
- iXperium Centre of Expertise, The Netherlands
- Tell Consult, The Netherlands
- North-West Regional College, Northern-Ireland (UK)
- CESIE, Italy
All partners subscribe the local, national and European need for inclusive education with tablets. The project aims to strengthen in-service teachers and schools of primary and secondary level, but also pre-service teachers and teacher trainers. If they are fully equipped with the digital competencies and didactical insights to integrate the tablet effectively in their classrooms, all pupils will benefit from it.
The project will have impact in primary and secondary classrooms of participating countries and impact the zeitgeist on inclusive education and the positive impact of educational technology towards it. Via a transnational bootcamp we also impact teachers and classrooms from other European countries. Our dissemination strategy is broad and multi-channelled in order to have a broader impact.
The project methodology consists of 3 main phases.
Phase 1 (2017) focuses on the development of a design toolkit, containing design-principles, design-templates and evaluation criteria for the use of tablets for differentiation and inclusion purposes. We will develop this by doing desk-research and organizing focusgroups on the topic in each participating country. After finishing this toolkit, we will spread an open call in the countries for practices on the use of tablets for differentiation and inclusion purposes. Practices will be described and analyzed via the design toolkit.
In phase 2 (2017-2018) we will develop innovative pedagogical arrangements on using the tablet for differentiation and inclusion. We will follow the principles of design-based-research and work with Teacher Design Teams. In each participating country two teacher design teams will be conducted in order to develop and validate new designs, adapted to a specific classroom context that needs differentiation and inclusion. This will lead to at least 12 new good practices.
In phase 3 (2019) we will disseminate the project results in six national Tablio-bootcamps and one international bootcamp. The national bootcamps will take three training days in total, spread over 4 months. We want participants to come out of primary schools, secondary schools and out of teacher training (both teacher trainers as preservice-teachers). Our main aim is to develop new pedagogical arrangements that are transferred to all participants classrooms. The international bootcamp is bundled in three days joint together. New pedagogical designs will be made, but they should be implemented afterwards.