Starting from an inventory of 120 Erasmus+ ‘good practices’, 15 were selected for further examination as case studies. The report summarises the main findings of these 15 case studies.
The projects covered in the report
demonstrate how unconventional spaces and the combination of formal, non-formal and informal learning can create engaging and stimulating learning environments
provide a wide range of inspiring learning and teaching methods strengthening students’ motivation
showcase the importance of well-being and a sense of belonging at school
demonstrate how a positive, non-judgmental learning environment contributes to students’ academic achievement and can trigger changes in school culture
underline the importance of teachers’ competences to master an inclusive and inspiring learning process
emphasise the importance of involving families and the wider community to support inclusive schools
Another key message is that inclusion benefits everyone, irrespective of their socio-demographics.
More attention should be paid to individual needs and local specificities, rather than target groups to achieve inclusion in education.
The study calls for more support for schools to carry out transnational Erasmus+ projects. Such projects, bringing together expertise and perspectives from across Europe and beyond, are a source of innovative thinking, needed to address the challenge of inclusion in education.
The research contributes to the ongoing European Union (EU) policy initiative Pathways to School Success.