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Active Inclusion Network - A Model for the Further Education Sector

Cork ETB in partnership with AHEAD are delighted to launch a new report: Active Inclusion Network - Cork Education and Training Board Pilot Project for Staff Development.

The report charts the journey of the Active Inclusion Network, a pilot to support staff working in PLC colleges within Cork Education and Training Board by creating reflective spaces for staff to explore Universal Design for Learning as a positive solution to including a diverse range of students in their institutions.  

Active Inclusion Network - coverThe vision of the Active Inclusion Network is to address the challenges facing staff in FET in building inclusive educational environments for all learners, in particular learners with disabilities. Cork ETB, in partnership with AHEAD, set up the Active Inclusion Network to facilitate opportunities for staff to up-skill and share their expertise.

The network proposes that a framework of Universal Design for Learning is used to provide practical tools and methodologies that staff can use as part of their ongoing provision of an inclusive learning experience for learners with disabilities across the colleges. 

Since it’s commencement in September 2017, the network has opened a critical space for dialogue amongst staff working in further education to share their knowledge on supporting students, learn from experts across the field on inclusion through spotlight seminars and create a framework of standardised solutions to provide inclusive education across all PLC colleges in Cork ETB. 

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Video: The Story of the Active Inclusion Network

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