Results and Products:
The main project result will be a model for inclusive teaching to support learning processes in heterogeneous groups in professional vocational training .We will develop a model example for the food and beverage industry, which will place a special emphasis on issues of sustainable economic activity, globalization, and their consequences. We will develop learning units on four topics – meat, fish, vegetables, and reducing food waste – as well as a simulation game about poultry exports to Ghana. The learning units will have three difficulty levels – standard, plain and simple language. We will also provide didactic guides for teachers.
All materials will be published in a booklet and supplemented by background information as well as comprehensive didactic information on the inclusive design of professional vocational training materials.
Handbook with recommendations for the development of inclusive learning materials
The handbook will provide guidance on the design of inclusive learning materials for people with cognitive, language, and learning disabilities.
It will describe the principles of inclusive learning as well as objectives and standards for the inclusive adaptation of learning materials for professional vocational training, provide guidance for process design and give a practical example for the incorporation of inclusive materials in professional training.
Good-practice paper for Inclusion in VET schools and businesses
A good-practice paper will inform the two main actors in the fields in which inclusion is relevant – VET schools and businesses – about ways to implement inclusion in practical work (in addition to using inclusive educational materials).
It will provide schools and businesses with ideas about how to implement inclusion:
- vocational schools will be motivated and empowered to establish a culture of inclusion,
- businesses where young people are trained will receive support in how to work with young people with special needs and to support their vocational integration .
Recommendations for stakeholders from politics, business, education and civil society for the promotion of inclusion in vocational training and employment
Findings from the project on current developments in education and employment, promoting and inhibitory factors for inclusion in vocational schools, as well as potential for improvement will be summarized in recommendations for the various groups of stakeholders. The recommendations will help to promote inclusion in vocational education and training and to improve opportunities for young people with special needs to successfully acquire vocational qualification and employment.