Conference: “Inclusive Education in Higher Education” 23 & 24 September 2016 Patras – Greece

Conference: “Inclusive Education in Higher Education” 23 & 24 September 2016 Patras - Greece

The University of Patras organized the conference “Inclusive Education in Higher Education” in 23 & 24 September 2016, with the participation of the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education and other European Universities.

In the conference, the European / International framework and the key principles of inclusive education were presented.  Also, the participants were given the opportunity to discuss best practices of Inclusive Higher Education, in National and European level, in regards with the study of students with special educational needs and disabilities. The conference was a great chance to present the challenges faced in accessibility issues, from the side of educators and of students with disabilities.

OverQuality Κατασκευή Ιστοστελίδων & Υπηρεσίες Digital Marketing Prof. Symeon Retalis from University of Piraeus participated in the conference as an invited speaker. In particular, he presented the overall progress of the ALdia project up to now, as well as the key findings from the recent research on the needs of students with disability and their educators. He mainly focused on the MOOC that is prepared for the training of higher education lecturers and administrative staff on inclusion issues.

The participation of the Greek partner in a conference that is highly related to the objectives of the ALdia project, was a great opportunity to disseminate the activities of the project in the general public and stakeholders, such as academic and research personnel, representatives of the local and regional authorities, representatives of Organizations of Students with Disabilities and policy makers, etc. Indeed, this conference was a chance for the Greek partnership to make liaisons that will be useful in the implementation of the next design meetings.

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