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Overview of FIESTA Network given at LINQ Conference, Rome, Italy on 17 May 2013 by Alan Bruce

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  • THE FIESTA PROJECT: INCLUSION& TRANSITIONDR. ALAN BRUCEMS. KATE KEARNEYLINQ: ROME, 17 MAY 2013
  • AIMS OF FIESTA Professional network – transnational and innovative Key stakeholders – education, health and social services Multidisciplinary learning approach Learning and support requirements for pupils with special needs Focus on inclusion, integration and rights Concentration on periods of transition
  • TARGET GROUPS Pupils with SEN Parents Educators and teachers Professionals – health, education and allied supports Inclusive support and assessment staff Policy makers and planners
  • APPROACHING TRANSITION Coordination Multidisciplinary linkage Shared perspectives Meaningful progression Family engagement Flexibility Satisfaction and engagement
  • DEFINING TRANSITION Transition of children with special needs from pre-school toprimary school Transition of children with special needs from primary school tosecondary school Transition of children with special needs to mainstreamenvironments Dynamics of transition in contexts of inclusion Isolating evidence-based best practice elements.
  • SHAPING THE NETWORK -PARTNERS Ireland (Enable Ireland; Universal Learning Systems) Bulgaria (Center for Inclusive Education) Romania (EuroEd) Greece (Platon School) Netherlands (CMO; CSG) Scotland (University of Edinburgh) Cyprus (University of Nicosia) Finland (Context Learning) Spain – Catalonia (Pi del Burgar)
  • INNOVATION & LEARNING QUALITY Research program Literature review Models of best practice Defining SEN Setting a common EU framework Establishing a vibrant transnational network Creating innovative learning supports and tools
  • KEY OUTCOMES Transferable learning tools School self-assessment package Transition starter kit E-learning training modules Collaborative working models On-line story telling framework Student, parent and stakeholder support framework Sustainable international network
  • PUBLIC EVENTS International Conference: Understanding and ManagingTransition,Katerini, Greece (30 November 2012) Final Conference: Barcelona, October 2014
  • CONTACT www.fiesta-project.eu Project Manager:Kate Kearney (kkearney@enableireland.ie) Project Presenter LINQ:Dr. Alan Bruce, ULS (abruce@ulsystems.com)