We specialise in creating innovative, participatory trainings.
In recent years there has been a growing interest in providing inclusive education training to teachers, teacher educators, education decision-makers, and education project staff, among others.
This increased interest has not always been accompanied by efforts to learn from experience and improve the quality of training offered. Too many trainings on inclusive education remain heavily theoretical, embedded in a medical model approach to disability, and isolated from the reality of a school and classroom.
EENET aims to provide innovative training materials and facilitate participatory and experiential trainings. In particular we aim to:
- Co-design and co-facilitate with local stakeholders: We believe there is very little value in an external consultant writing and handing over a training manual that no one else in the project ‘owns’. Wherever possible we work with local trainers and teachers to engage them in developing the content and methodology for the trainings. It takes longer to co-develop, test and revise a training course in this way, but the long-term results are better. The content and approach better suit local needs, and trainers feel a sense of ownership and capacity to keep improving and updating the training materials, without the need for external help.
- Embed critical thinking and action research into all trainings: We believe that no one can learn about inclusive education just by being told about it – they need to experience it. Inclusive education is a process of trial and error rather than a fixed approach that can be implemented from an instruction book. We ensure that trainings encourage trainees to reflect critically on their own context, experiences and attitudes. We also design trainings that include opportunities for trainees to investigate inclusion issues in their school communities and experiment with ideas for solving inclusion challenges. A good inclusive education training builds trainees’ problem-solving capacity.
If you would like to find out more about our approach to developing and facilitating trainings, please contact us.
Please note that due to contractual obligations we are not able to publish online many of the training resources we work on, but if you contact us we can show you samples of work.