PR.E.S.T.O. inclusive mobility for learners with ID
From May 3rd to 5th 2022 EfVET organised a new Thematic Teams Seminar. On this occasion, Saskia Dies, Project Manager and Trainer from INCOMA, made a presentation about the “PR.E.S.T.O. – PRomoting pEople with disability Transnational mObility” project.
To start the workshop, Saskia gave some examples of common characteristics that students with ID have, such as difficulty in understanding new information, difficulties with communication and social skills, slow cognitive processing time, or even difficulties understanding abstract concepts. In addition, she shared some inclusive teaching strategies that can support students to better learn such as: providing reading lists beforehand, using clear, concise, and straightforward language, presenting the information in various formats, repeating the information, etc.
After this, the workshop focused on two of the main phases of a mobility project for a student with ID: 1) preparation of the mobility and 2) during the mobility.
For the second phase, during the mobility, and with the aim of giving an overview of it, a group dynamic was carried out. All participants were divided into three groups and had 20 minutes to work together and bring to some conclusions. Each group had a different topic to discuss:
- Group 1: Hosting Organisation
What do I have to consider to guarantee a successful internship for ID students?
- Group 2: Intermediary Organisation
What organisational support do I have to give to the participant/accompanying tutor?
- Group 3: Sending Institution/Accompanying Tutor
What special needs do I have to consider to ensure a good organisation of mobilities for ID participants?
All in all, it can be said that most of the participants showed their interest in the topic of inclusive mobility and how to develop them and the PR.E.S.T.O. project.