During the period from Oct 2011 till Jan 2012 members of the III working had created educational workshop for teachers, administrative and professional staff that are working at the universities. The goal of created workshop is to train university staff to be able to adjust the approach and make reasonable adjustments towards students with disabilities. During this preparation period, members of the III working group prepared workshop for training (educating) educators that would, after training, conduct workshops at their Universities.

Training (educating) educators

The activity of training (educating) educators had been realized from 27th till 29th of Feb 2012 at the Rectorate of the University in Zagreb. Participants of this activity have been persons involved with activities of offices for students with disabilities and persons who are working with students with disabilities or have interest of getting involved in the future. Well organized project activity involved 22 participants from all Croatian universities (6 from University of Zagreb, 3 from University of Rijeka, 3 from the University of Zadar, 3 from University of J.J. Strossmayer in Osijek, 3 from the University of Split, 2 from University Jurja Dobrile in Pula). It is important to mention that University Jurja Dobrile from Pula is not project partner, but representatives of this University  had shown interest for active involvement in this project.

List of trained (educated) educators

Program of training (educating) educators

During March and April of 2012 educators trained through the Project, conducted workshops for teaching staff (2 days) and workshops for administrative and professional employees (1 day) of the University.

A) Workshops for teaching staff (2 days)

This educational workshop aimed training teachers of the universities, coordinators for students with disabilities, vice-deans for curriculum and other employees who are interested in this area how to support students with disabilities and create academic surrounding that gives equal opportunities to all students at the university. During workshop activities educators presented State of Art of the support to students with disabilities in higher education. Also, participant gained skills how to work with different groups of students with disabilities (students with visual impairment, students with hearing impairment, students with motorical impairments and chronic illness) and get some information about how to make reasonable adjustment of the academic surrounding for students with disabilities.

Workshop program

Workshop activity of educating teachers at the Croatian universities had been realized 8 times. Each workshop lasted two days. Two workshops had been realized at the University of Zagreb and 1 workshop at all other universities. After completion of planned workshop activities, 111 university teachers from different scientific area background had been educated.

B) Workshops for professionals and administrative staff (1 day)

Professional and administrative staff of the universities (library employees, student’s office employees, counselling staff and others) participated in the educational workshop how to create and adjust academic surrounding for students with disabilities and create equal opportunities in higher education. During workshop activities educators presented State of Art of the support to students with disabilities in higher education. Also, participant gained skills how to work with different groups of students with disabilities (students with visual impairment, students with hearing impairment, students with motorical impairments and chronic illness) and get some information about how to make reasonable adjustment of the academic surrounding for students with disabilities.

Workshop program

Activity of educating administrative and other professional staff at the Croatian universities had been realized 8 times. Each workshop lasted one days. Two workshops  had been realized at the University of Zagreb and 1 workshop at all other universities. After completion of planned project activity, 106 university teachers from different scientific area background have been educated.

 

Feedback of the educators

After realization of all educational workshops, project team organized meeting with educators that were conducting workshops. Project team wanted to gather information and share experience so further activities (next academic year) would assure quality and development of educational workshop.