On mid April 2021 Kaye College English department took advantage of the development in distant learning during Covid-19, and invited Professor Romulo Neves from Madeira Island – an educator, English teacher and a specialist in special education and inclusive teaching to give a workshop on inclusing education and practical tips to implement in the classroom.
It was part of the Methodological Worskhop for 2nd and 3rd year English Majors. During the workshop the students got practical tips to use in the classroom to enhance learning and to remove barriers, to cater for various types of learners.
How to organize a classroom in such a way that all the pupils will be involved- following the Universal Design for Learning approach. How to deal with hyperactive pupils? How to help pupils with learing difficulties during the lesson? How to engage learners through authentic and everyday use of English language? What is the role of technology in promoting an inclusive classroom? These questions and many more were addressed during the workshop.
During the Practice Teaching Week the students are asked to implement at least 2 suggestions/ideas /tips they were exposed to during the workshop into their lessons.