DARe-LearningHow to train academic teachersin the field of disability awareness?Małgorzata PerdeusIreneusz BiałekJagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
„The academic triangle”StudentAcademicteachersDisabilitySupportService
JU DSS offer− Organization of courses and exams in adaptedforms;− Development of educational support strategies;− English language classes for blind, partiallysighted, deaf and hard of hearing students;− Counseling in terms of advanced technologicalsolutions and adaptation;− Specialist training, e.g. on handling and useof assistive technologies;− Co-operation between disability consultants andacademic teachers.
Disability Awareness – a New Challengesfor Employees• DARE 2007-2009academic teachers & administrative staff• DARE2 2009-2011academic teachers & managers of SMEDisability Awareness of Academic Teachers:Improvements through E-Learning• DARe-Learning 2011-2013academic teachers
Our learners – who they are?−University teachers – most of them arePhD students;−Professionals in their fields;−They have no knowledge about disability;−They want to help students, but usuallythey don’t know how;−They want to keep high level of theirwork.
In-class workshop− Enhancing qualifications concerning knowledgeabout different barriers in a social lifeof disabled people;− Decreasing of social stereotypes andprejudices about disabled people;− Decreasing of fear in a contact with disabledpeople;− Changing the way of thinking about disabledpeople: not as objects of charity, but assubjects of a social life.
e-Learning module– Moodle;– Basic informationabout different kindsof disabilities;– Detailed tips forteachers;– Games and exercisesconcerning methodsof adaptations.
Web portal−Inspirations;−About the training;−Basic tips forteachers;−Publications;−Disability language;−About DARE projects.
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