On May 15-17, 2014 UNESCO IITE took part in the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Learning and Living Together”: Modern Strategies of Education for Persons with Disabilities”, held in Kazan (Russian Federation).
The Conference was organized by the University of Management “TISBI” in close cooperation with Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tatarstan and the UNESCO IITE.
The aim of the conference was to discuss theoretical and management aspects of the inclusive education development at the present stage; to exchange experience on inclusive practice in Russia and abroad; to consolidate theory and practice in the framework of the resource support of inclusive processes.
The Conference was attended by 35 foreign representatives from Armenia, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, UK, Gambia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Philippines. The Forum brought together more than 350 specialists.
During the first day of the conference opening speeches and plenary presentations were delivered by guests and participants of the Conference.
On the second day of the Conference 14 workshops, round tables, discussions and 5 parallel sessions were held at the University of Management “TISBI”. In the framework of the Conference UNESCO IITE arranged and held the session “IT in inclusive education in light of the latest UNESCO decisions”.
Several leading international specialists took part in the session, including
- Ms. Marcella Turner-Cmuchal, European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education, UK presented the report “ICT for Information Accessibility in Learning: European experience” (in a distance mode).
- Mr. Dhruv Patel, Chief Executive of the Nisai Group, UK presented his experience in his report “Using ICT to overcome barriers to learning – a practitioner view to inclusive education”.
- Mr. M. Orlov, the head of the TRIZ Academy, Germany, made a presentation “The capabilities of distance technologies Modern TRIZ for special creative training of persons with disabilities” (in a distance mode).
After the session the following workshops were arranged by UNESCO IITE:
Ms. Luiza Plotnikova. “Create, learn, play. Interactive tool SMART-table for pre-school and primary school education.
Mr. Aleksei Menkov. The implementation of traditional IT technologies in inclusive education in the context of creating e-books and learning materials of the new generation.
Ms. Natalia Ignatova. “Best practices of using IT technologies in the project iTEC in the context of primary school”.
More information about the conference is available at