The SKATE Learning Programme aims to serve as example of the application of the SKATE Competency Framework to guide the professional development of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) teachers and professionals on inclusive education, (assistive) technology and creating digital inclusive classroom environments.
The Learning Programme consist of four modules:
- Module 1: Inclusive Education & Early Childhood Education
- Module 2: Technology: Using ICT with Early Learners
- Module 3: Technology: Using ICT/AT with Early Learners
- Module 4: Creating digital inclusive education in early education settings
Each module of the Learning Programme consists of sessions for three different levels of experience:
For each session of the Learning Programme, the following is provided.
- A description of the competencies addressed.
- The learning outcomes of the session.
- The teaching method(s) that can be used during the session.
- A description of the session.
- Means and materials that can be used during the session.
- A description of the way feedback can be given to participants.
- Module 1:
In the first module ECEC teachers and professionals get to know more about inclusive early childhood education, inclusive pedagogy and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and differentiation.
- Module 2:
The second module focusses on ICT: which (types of) ICT can be used in ECEC, what are the benefits of using ICT in ECEC, how can an ECEC teacher or professional evaluate ICT to check its appropriateness to use it in the classroom and how can an ECEC teacher or professional implement ICT in ECEC?
- Module 3:
The third module focusses on ICT/AT: which ICT/AT can be used in ECEC, what are the benefits of using ICT/AT in ECEC and how can an ECEC teacher or professional implement ICT/AT in ECEC?
- Module 4:
In the last module the focus is on how to design a digital inclusive learning environment for all young learners in ECEC. Three important themes in this module are the implementation of UDL and ICT(-AT) in practice, collaboration with involved stakeholders, such as parents, paramedics, governments, … and self-reflection practises on digital inclusive ECEC for teachers and professionals.