Two-day joint workshop between Metropolitan College and Bishop Grosseteste University
The School of Early Childhood Studies and Special Education of Metropolitan College of Thessaloniki held a two-day workshop jointly with the School of Special Education of Bishop Grosseteste University of Great Britain.
In this context, laboratory courses on the comparison of legal frameworks, educational practices and policies for special education between the two countries were provided, as well as a workshop on educational applications in science for preschool and Elementary school children with normal development and mild mental disability. All the students visited important sights of Thessaloniki and the Children's Museum, where they attended a programme entitled "Toys come to life", which was based on two permanent exhibitions of the Museum. All the educational programmes and activities were formed according to the capacities of children with mental disabilities.
The training weekend ended with the lecture of Dr Julia Lindley-Baker, Academic Head of the School of Special Education at Bishop Grosseteste University, entitled "Managers in education and burnout. The role of incentives." Students of both Schools exchanged views, participated together in various activities and compared and evaluated pedagogical approaches applied in the context of Special Education in Greece and Great Britain.