Inclusive practice in education involves working with and listening to others. Through this we challenge our own assumptions, and see alternative ways of interpreting what might be going on in a classroom.
The below short video clips capture reflections of a number of stakeholders in inclusive education, based in and around the Portuguese city of Porto.
Daniella is a parent of a 13-year-old-girl who has benefitted from inclusive learning and play opportunities. In this episode, Daniella reflects on people and situations that have inspired her and enhanced her perspective on inclusion. For Daniella, any inclusive school needs to offer opportunities for experiential learning, which engages and inspires all pupils. She argues that schools need to also adopt a flexible approach, which enables everyone to succeed.
As an education practitioner in Porto, Portugal, Helena reflects on the importance of continuallyHelena changing learning environments around the changing needs of learners and the different individuals within classes, from year-to year.
In this video clip, Silvia, a Portuguese practitioner, talks about the educational inclusion of youth people with medical conditions. In doing this, she discusses the organisation of high-quality distance learning, and the importance of professional collaboration between schools and hospitals.
In this video, Paulo reflects on his lived experiences, both on Brazil and Portugal, considering the conditions for maximising inclusion in schools.
What strategies to supporting young people in schools have we encountered? What makes an inclusive school? What is an inclusive teacher? In this session, Virginia, from Porto, Portugal, explores these questions.