Ensuring Inclusive Education in SAFAA
Inclusive methods of assessment, teaching and learning were discussed
On October 11, State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia hosted a regular meeting with the deans, heads of chairs and representatives of faculty of SAFAA to disseminate the results of “INCLUSION” project and ensure inclusive education. Project working group introduced the participants of the meeting to the modern approaches and methods of inclusive teaching, learning and assessment ensuring in HE system as well as the state and institutional documents developed within the “INCLUSION” grant project.
The meeting highlighted the importance of Inclusive Education Policy developed and already implemented in SAFAA that would enable to demonstrate system approaches to the problems of the sphere. Various discussions were held during the meeting and the participants introduced their suggestions and concerns about the inclusive approaches and methods of teaching, learning and assessment. It was agreed that after the meeting the heads of chairs would held similar discussions in the relevant chairs to ensure components of inclusion in the revision process of educational programmes.
Project working group plans to regularly have such meetings involving the academic and administrative staff as well as students of SAFAA.
“INCLUSION” is a three-year grant project (2016-2019) coordinated by State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia. The aim of the project is to mobilize the HE capacity in Armenia and B&H in contributing to the implementation of the Social Dimension strategies through capitalizing on knowledge transfer. The Partner Country Universities of the project are: American University of Armenia (AUA), UNISON NGO for Support of People with Special Needs (UNISON), RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport (MESCS), RA Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MLSA), Armenian National Students’ Association (ANSA), World University Service (WUS), Karl-Franzens University of Graz (KFUG), UC Leuven_Limburg (UCLL), University of Roehampton (UoR), University of Tuzla (UNTZ) and University of Travnik (UNT) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo Meeting of Culture (SMOC) organization and Federal Ministry of Education and Science in Bosnia and Herzegovina (FMON).