As far as disabled students still represent at the University of Pristina in Mitrovica a reality very uncommon, during the seminar we will first of all provide an overview on some fundamental milestones regarding disability and the so-called inclusive approach in higher education. We will therefore look at some technical and methodological aspects concerning accessibility. Finally, we will reflect on how to "inclusively" conceive and use blended-learning. In detail, the seminar will be planned as follows:
1. The inclusive approach to disability in Education
- The meaning of "disability"
- Disabilities, learning disabilities, special needs
- Disabilities and diversity
- What does inclusion mean?
- International normative framework
- The inclusive way in Higher-Education
- Digital resources
3. Inclusive use of blended-learning
4. Questions and discussion
About the presenter
Umberto Cao works as Coordinator of International Cooperation Programs at the University of Bologna- Disabled Students Service. His work includes drafting and management of EU projects, research and development and international relations. He is the founder of Health and Cooperation Consulting Agency which provides consulting services on public and humanitarian affairs, ad hoc training, and scientific research and production.
He holds a Master of research degree from EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) in the following research areas: medical anthropology, social and health inequalities, humanitarian aid, Aboriginal peoples' health.
Rabih Chattat, University of Bologna
Francesco Messia, University of Bologna
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