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3rd Kick-off meeting concluded in Zagreb

The 3rd Soulbus kick-off meeting was held in Croatia, on the 19. and 20. of November. The meeting was organized by the partner from the University of Zagreb and hosted at the Faculty for Education and Rehabilitation.

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A detail, the abbreviation of the Faculty name ERF in the Slavic alphabet from the 9th century

This is a scheduled meeting so representatives from their respective packages come together and update in person each other on how the work is progressing. A major event on the meeting was unveiling of Part A part of the e-Coach platform which is delivering the Multicultural course by our partners from the Netherlands who have been working on it since the multicultural case repository was introduced in Tartu! The WP3 partners presented the content as well as tell the story behind the development to what we have today. Our USA partners joined in to provide insight and their expertise on the topic.

The new e-Coaching looks wonderful! It is a product of creative minds that found interesting and entertaining ways to deal with the challenges that teachers and mentors working in multicultural environments face today. The content is filled with texts, stories, pictures and movie clips. And to give you a hint, here is a little preview!

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Here is a clip on how Culture is perceived by different people. Enjoy learning!

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After the presentation of the eCoaching programme and the Communication and Dissemination as well as the Exploitation plans, the HEIs and WLPs turned to their group meetings where the discussion reflected on what was heard during the two day meeting as well as how to proceed in further developing our project.

eCoach! Soon to be on a LogIn screen near you!

Centre for education “Goljak”, Croatia

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Centre for education “Goljak” is the 10th member of the Soulbus consortium. It is a primary school that started operation in 1946./47. for students with disabilities, victims of WWII. Today we enrol students with central (cerebral palsy) and peripheral nervous systems (spina bifida) and neuromuscular diseases. Along with providing education to students we also provide support to teachers in primary schools teaching children/youth with disabilities. We aim to provide students competencies for lifelong learning by using aides and ICT, learn compensation strategies to ensure independence, peaceful resolution of conflict, positive attitudes and building self-esteem. We also train trainees, graduates of the Faculty for Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, to work with children/youth with disabilities in their preparation for independent work.

Read in more detail in their institution description by clicking the following link:  P10_CEG_Institution info

Faculty for Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, Croatia

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Faculty for Education and Rehabilitation Sciences is a member of the University of Zagreb and 9th member of the Soulbus consortium. It trains and educates future professionals who will be contributing their knowledge and skills in working with persons with disabilities, persons with speech impediments and persons who have challenging behaviour. These professionals contribute to raising the quality of life for them. The faculty is involved in student exchanges through the Erasmus programme, bilateral agreements, CEEPUS and Erasmus Mundus. The number of exchange students is low when compared to senior partners as FERS is fully participating in Erasmus programme since 2011. However, incoming students enjoy the benefit of teacher’s full attention as lectures for foreign students are held on a one-to-one basis with assignments, literature reviews and other tasks. Since FERS is a junior partner in Erasmus, no practical placements were made as yet; however, it is expected this project will assist in establishing quality practical placement for international exchange students. FERS has been delegated to serve as the dissemination and communication’s representative for the project.

Read in more detail in their institution description by clicking the following link: P9_FERS_Institution info