My name is Alex, and just like you, I am the Inclusion Responsible of our school's internationalization team. I will be your guide through the Inclusion course and materials.
Glad you're here, welcome aboard, new colleague!
Aside from my day-by-day tasks as a teacher, I'm responsible for ensuring access to international activities for everybody. An equal opportunity approach stays at the core of our internationalization strategy. Each student and teacher has to have a chance to participate - I'm here to help. I'm an empathetic person and a problem solver.
For each international activity carried out by my school (either as a partner or coordinator, involving physical mobilities or online collaboration only), I usually:
-propose general support measures to ensure equal access for all the students and teachers; make sure that the selection procedures for direct participants in mobility activities are fair, transparent, non-discriminatory.
-identify cases of students with reduced opportunities, evaluate their needs, draw up and implement intervention plans, identify resources and apply support measures;
-organize counseling sessions with students with reduced opportunities and their families, and when necessary, with other relevant stakeholders who can help (e.g. local authorities, host organizations who will accommodate the people with special needs, support teachers);
-organize extra preparation sessions for students with special needs;
-propose improvement measures to the learning materials and activities so they can also be used by those students;
-provide the specific documentation and recommendations for each case;
Although not mandatory, a degree in Psychology/Special Paedagogy/Social Assistance helps a lot if you're in this position. It happens that I'm also what it's called a 'School Mediator' - this means I'm always in touch with the students with reduced opportunities and their families.
I tend to get emotionally involved and I'm sometimes burdened with other peoples' stories and trouble. Well that's not a defect in itself - however, I have to learn to admit that some aspects are beyond my responsibility and people need to take charge of their own life decisions.
Here are the key competences we need as quality assurance responsibles, and hich you will gain by following the training course that I'm going to guide you through. As you can see none of the skills are at 100% as nobody's perfect and there's always room for improvement, but you've got the idea!
Attention to details
Communication Skills (Verbal and Written)
Planning and organizing
Problem solving, sound judgement
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