Training on Evidence-Informed Practice for School Inclusion (EIPSI)
The training is addressed to professionals involved in the educational field who want to improve in their profession in diverse educational settings.
Do you want to know what evidence-informed practices are? Do you want to know what school inclusion is and reflect on the situation in your classroom and school regarding inclusion? Would you like to learn how to develop an evidence-informed school? Would you like to learn how to detect, identify, and understand research evidence?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then this course is for you!
The goal of the Training on Evidence-Informed Practice for School Inclusion (EIPSI) is to familiarize you with the evidence-informed practice approach and to support you to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to facilitate your work in diverse schools’ settings.
The resources and materials in each chapter will guide you to implement an evidence-based approach autonomously and successfully to your practice. This approach is justified by the need to base our professional decisions on the best educational research and on results derived from the processes of rigorous and systematic assessment of our practice.
Format of the course
The course is organized into 7 modules plus one introductory module to the training course. The modules can be used individually or as a whole, depending on previous knowledge of the topic. These are not presented in a linear sequence and can be developed in the order of most interest.
1. What is evidence-informed practice?This module aims to gain a better understanding of evidence-informed practice, why it is important for teachers, leaders across schools and wider systems and explore some of the ways it might be achieved.
2. What do we understand by school inclusion?This module aims to reflect on what school inclusion is and the situation in your classroom and school regarding inclusion.
3. Conditions to facilitate research evidence uptake and useThis module aim is to develop a positive attitude towards research and evidence, to develop self-regulation to uptake the Evidence-Informed Practice approach, to know the most important factors that positively or negatively condition the effectiveness of an Evidence-Informed Practice approach.
4. Accessing research from a variety of sourcesThis module aims to explore reality through scientific approaches and acquire emerging techniques to detect, identify, learn, and understand evidence systematically.
5. Using evidence in recognising and evaluating issues related to social inclusion/exclusionThis module aims to gain a better understanding of the development of social inclusion as a social and educational issue while recognizing its complexity and the tensions involved in striving for social inclusion in education.
6. Strategies for research/knowledge mobilizationIn this module, you will understand, analyse, critically evaluate, and apply the process of knowledge mobilization within your educational practice and the educational system as a whole.
7. Assessing evidence to inform practice: instruments, practicesIn this module, you will explore the models of measurement of the EIP, evaluate the modalities to select the best EIP adapted to the needs and specific conditions, and identify the criteria used in assessing EIP.
After successful completion of the course, participants should be able to understand:
- and acquire solid knowledge on how to access, critically evaluate and use research-informed information.
- and develop attitudes aimed at improving educational practice in which research plays an important role.
- rigorous knowledge about the inclusion of students, attention to diversity and what are the best strategies and resources to promote equity and the best learning opportunities for their students, based on the latest scientific evidence.
- and be able to carry out individual and collaborative reflection processes on their educational practice and to introduce improvements in teaching processes.
- strategies for transferring educational practices that operate in a broader institutional or external context.
A certificate of completion will be sent to successful participants who finish all modules within the course. In order to get the certificate, each participant has to fulfil at minimum at 75% of the online course and to attend the virtual and face to face workshops held in each country.
For whom is this course?
- This course is addressed to teachers in Primary and Secondary schools, school leaders, members of the school management teams, education administrators interested in improving attention to diversity and student achievement through the use of scientific evidence.