Apply for 1 of 60 scholarships in 2023

Deadline is: 5th of February 2023

Sign-up is now possible via our application page.

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 second of three calls and addresses topics on the group/classroom level and school/institution level.

What is included in the scholarship?

This second call is for 30 researchers and 30 self advocates to contribute to this Open Educational Resource from the 18th to the 24th of June 2023 and from the 25th of June to the 1st of July 2023 in Maynooth, Ireland with flights, food and accommodation all paid for according to Erasmus+ guidelines(see FAQ at the bottom of this page).

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 call in 2024 for the workshop in Germany will address the community level. If you would like to participate in later calls please email the team at info@all-means-all.education and we will make sure to inform you about later calls.

Who is eligible to apply for a scholarship?

Self-advocates, researchers and teacher educators from the following countries are eligible to apply for a travel and accommodation scholarship. Please note, 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 (info@all-means-all.education)!

What are our requirements?

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

It is super important that you speak English at least on a B2-Level, as the language of the workshop and the group work is English.

Also, the recorded videos are in English so feeling comfortable speaking English is important. (You can use notes and tools for the video recording, so don’t be afraid.)

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 workshop. 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 three-five people on one topic 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 one topic as part of a team of three-five. 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 during the Workshop, you will have to complete them afterwards.

You will be required to attend to online meetings (of one hour each) before the Summer Workshop and prepare some materials for the workshop regarding your topic.

What will the workshops look like?

For each week there will be 15 self-advocates, 15 researchers/teacher educators, 13 staff members and 3 students from the three coordinating universities. Each will work in teams of three to four on one topic.

The program will most likely look like this workshop program document, but is subject to update before the summer school.

Feedback from 2022 was:

“The milestones for each day, the poster session and feedback from others, the accommodation, food etc. which was very comfortable and sociable, having a dedicated work space for the group, free evenings to socialise or sleep, a concentrated week of writing with very little distraction (if you didn’t open your email!)”

“The work in group was really cooperative, open and respectful.

  1. even if I wasnt sure about some details before arrival, the organization in Brixen worked well!
  2. the group work was quite intense, very good!
  3. the group spirit was very welcoming :-)”

The making of the video was a challenging moment, overcome well.

It was hard, it was challenging, it was so awesome and a great experience!

Which topic areas might be addressed in 2023?

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):

Classroom/group level

  • Democratic group/classroom culture
    • Circle time
  • Assessment
    • Formative assessment put into practice
    • Self evaluation
  • Learning and teaching methods
    • Self determination in learning
    • Mentoring
    • Peer learning
    • Individualisation vs. group orientation
  • Basic needs and care needs in education
    • Learners with care needs
    • Learners basic needs
    • Learners with caring roles
  • Social Emotion and Behaviour Difficulties
    • Dealing with emotions
    • Trauma Informed Education
    • Formative assessment for/of learning
  • Teamwork in the classroom
    • Teaching assistants/personal assistants
    • Multi disciplinary team
    • Counseling of other teachers by experts
    • Diverse teaching staff/role-models
  • Contents and goals (curriculum)
    • Subject related questions
    • Content & didactics
    • Integrated therapies
    • The role of values
  • Learning spaces
    • Educational room design
    • Enlarging the class to peers staying at home or at hospital
  •   Response to intervention (incl. critical review)

School/Institution level

  • Democratic Schools
    • Direct democracy in Democratic Schools
    • Democratic School concepts and inclusion
  • Inclusive school culture
  • Teamwork
    • Peer Support and peer support groups in inclusive education
    • Teamwork on the school level
    • Collaboration with parents
  • Inclusive learning environment
    • Accessible language and barrier-free communication
  • SEBD- Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
    • Mobbing/(Cyber)bullying and violence
    • Non-violent communication
    • Restorative practices
    • Low Arousal Approaches and Inclusive Education
  • Identity politics – Labeling in education
  • School administration
    • Continuous professional development for staff for diversity sensitivity
    • Grouping policies (e.g. aged mixed learning groups)
    • Quality development for inclusive schools/institutions
    • School curriculum
    • Policy development and implementation
    • School autonomy – using laws creatively
    • Administering resources for inclusive education – different models
  • Transitions (to school/in school/out of school)
  • Absenteeism/school refusal and early leavers
  • Introduction and Implementation of UDL-Framework

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.

Vaccination

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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