Apply for 1 of 40 scholarships in 2022

Updated and final Deadline was: 24th of April 2022

We are now in the Open Review Process.

Next opportunity to apply is for the workshop in Maynooth Ireland 2023. We will post the dates, as soon as possible. If you don’t want to miss it, subscribe to our newsletter.

Who are we looking for?

This project is searching for self-advocates, researchers and teacher educators who are interested in developing materials for initial teacher education in the following dimensions of diversity: gender, sexual orientation, economic, social & cultural background, class, dis/ability, race, languages, health, age, caring roles, belief & religion (or lack thereof), biography, appearance.

It will be presented through the medium of English, with subtitles for videos, texts and podcasts. It is envisaged that this cutting-edge resource will be the first of its kind in providing opportunities to build a community of educators across Europe and beyond.

What is our aim?

The aim of the innovative, modular OpenTextbook “All means All” is to respond to the growing need to support educators in addressing the needs of diverse learners in classrooms, schools and communities.  This resource will be an accessible, interactive and multi media textbook for students in Initial Teacher Education. It endeavours to cover 60 topics in the field of education aimed at addressing structural disadvantages in education such as poverty, social class, culture, religion, dis/-ability and much more. This project is also interested in intersectionality of dimensions. The materials will address topics on the group/classroom level, the institution/school level and the community level.

This current call is the first of three calls and addresses topics on the group/classroom level.

What is included in the scholarship?

This first call is for 20 researchers and 20 self advocates to contribute to this Open Educational Resource from the 4th to the 10th of September 2022 and from the 11th to the 17th of September 2022 in South Tyrol, Italy with flights, food and accommodation all paid for.

What is our timeline?

Over the course of the next 3 years (2022-2024), this innovative project will create an interactive, modular, multimedia OpenTextbook for an inclusive and intersectional, multi-dimensional approach in teacher education together with 60 researchers and 60 self-advocates.

Will there be another opportunity?

The second call in 2023 will address the school level and the call in 2024 will address the community level. If you would like to participate in later calls please email the team at and we will make sure to inform you about later calls.

Who is eligible to apply for a scholarship?

Due to financing reasons for now self-advocates, researchers and teacher educators from the following countries are eligible to apply for a travel and accommodation scholarship. Apparently, the invited experts (self-advocates and researchers) are not limited to Erasmus+ countries. Therefore we are happy to announce we can also include colleagues from UK and Switzerland.

What about everyone else?

Colleagues from outside of Europe can apply but we most likely will not be able to cover the complete flight costs.

We are planning to extend the OpenTextbook beyond the European perspectives in the future. If you want to be a part of this interesting journey, let us know (!

What are our requirements?

Participants must be 18 years of age and older and be proficient in English.

What is required of me?

If you are a self-advocate please let us know what dimensions of diversity you would like to address during the Summer school. This is an opportunity to work with other experts in the field as you will be required to work as part of a team of four people on two topics for one week at classroom level. Your work will include the production of short interviews for videos and podcasts (with the help of our technical team).

If you are a researcher/teacher educator please tell us your areas of expertise and your ideas. You too will also have an opportunity to work with other experts in the field and you will be required to work for one week on two topics as part of a team of four. Everyone will have shared responsibility for the topics and will help to review the work of and give feedback to other teams.

Researchers and teacher educators, in instance whereby your team does not get the opportunity to complete the write up of your chapter(s) during the Workshop, you will have the opportunity to complete them afterwards.

What will the workshops look like?

For each week there will be ten self-advocates, ten researchers/teacher educators, 13 staff members and 3 students from the three coordinating universities. Each will work in teams of four on two topics.

Which topic areas might be adressed in 2022?

You as an expert can apply for topics that you deem important and would like to work on. The team suggests topics from the following areas (but you can add other topics):

  • Approaches (e.g. Anti-bias education, Response to intervention,…)
  • Democratic group/classroom culture (group as a democratic community, student parliament, circle time)
  • Relationships (educational relationships, relational care, …)
  • (Digital) media & materials for learning (e.g. inclusive digital media, books, learning materials and toys, Accessibility, …)
  • Assessment (e.g. self evaluation, initial assessment, formative assessment for/of learning, …)
  • Learning and teaching methods (e.g. Differentiation, cooperative learning, Self determination in learning, Mentoring, peer learning, individualisation vs. group orientation, …)
  • Teamwork in the classroom (e.g. teaching assistants/ personal assistants, multi disciplinary team, Team teaching, Counseling of other teachers by experts, Diverse teaching staff/role-models, teacher habitus …)
  • Contents and goals (curriculum) (e.g. subject related  questions, content & didactics, integrated therapies, What to teach? (content that fit the  goals), …)
  • Learning spaces (e.g. educational room design, enlarging the class to peers staying at home or at hospital, Accessibility, Universal design for learning …)
  • Inclusive play
  • Care needs

How will my contribution be recognized?

We realized that the work of self-advocates is often enough not credited and knowledge from the communities is used but not acknowledged. In the presentation of the book and all other contents, we will make sure that all contributors are visible. Due to the combination of texts and video interviews the different views of our contributors will be present throughout the materials.

You will be a named co-author on the chapters in this book you have been contributing to.

Please note there will be no royalties paid to anyone as this is a free open access resource.

The Open Review Process

Everybody who registers for a workshop can voluntarily become part of the open review process to select future participants. Learn more about the Open Review Process.

Green travel

We believe that in-person interaction is necessary to reach the goal of the project. Nevertheless we are trying to minimize the impact by using green travel and preferably don’t fly.


Due to rules and regulations of the institutions where these workshops take place only fully vaccinated or recently recovered (incl. official documentation) can take part in the one-week workshops. If you cannot get vaccinated due to medical reasons documentation from your doctor would be needed as well. Please let us know in advance.

Code of conduct

Please make sure to agree with the Code of conduct if you apply.

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