The online course presents inclusion in higher education through stories

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The course is a joint effort of the University of West Bohemia, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, and three Dutch institutions. Anyone can enroll in it.
Teachers, counselors, students, and anyone else interested in inclusive education in higher education can take the online course Inkluze na VŠ v příbězích (Inclusion at HEIs in Stories). Subtitled "How to create an inclusive educational environment at HEIs where everyone thrives," it was prepared by the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, the Slovak Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, and the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and The Hague University of Applied Sciences from the Netherlands.

The course was created as part of the Changing Our Story: The Pursuit of Inclusive Education project funded with the support of the European Commission. To launch it, simply enter the address into your browser.

The topic of inclusion in higher education is presented in the course through real stories from the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Participants are often encouraged to assess for themselves how they could use the content and to contribute their own stories, opinions, or experiences. A certificate of completion is awarded to anyone who completes at least 50% of the course and fulfills at least 50% of the overview of independent activities.

"In the course, you will learn why it is advantageous to strive to create an inclusive educational environment, how to contribute to it, how to open up your own stories and those of people around you, and how to handle these stories effectively and empathetically. You will learn practical and concrete tips on how to adapt teaching and communication to reflect the changing composition, demands, and interests of students, and thus remain relevant and beneficial," describes one of the course's authors, Adéla Klimková from the Information and Counseling Center of the University of West Bohemia.

The course is free of charge and is not accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports of the Czech Republic.


Pavel Korelus (translated by ChatGPT)

12. 04. 2024