This research area focuses on developing approaches to teaching/learning skills and practices that are meaningful, evidence-based and original, in all educational institutions and in keeping with the global framework of values and policies of inclusive education. In relation to this, the interconnection between theory and practice guides our research work.
Specific research activities address the following themes:
- Educational spaces (open and structured learning environments);
- Teaching materials (Montessori, sensorial materials, autonomous work materials, etc.);
- Inclusive teaching and learning practices for heterogeneous groups (from the perspective of pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or from a gender studies perspective);
- Teacher’s professionalism in educational institutions from Nursery, to Kindergarten, Primary School, Secondary School and University;
- Competence-based assessment of students and of teachers;
- School quality and development;
- ICT for education (coding and computational thinking);
- ICT for accessibility (with specific attention to pupils with disabilities);
- Inclusion of students with Special Educational Needs in teacher education degree courses;
- Social inclusion within and outside educational institutions;
- Inclusive school regulations and policies.
Coordinator: Prof. Beate Weyland