RWTH Aachen University: RWTH is offering online events in the summer semester of 2021


In the summer semester of 2021, the focus of the “Aachen Evening Discussions on School Inclusion” will be in the area of cognitive impairments. On three Tuesdays – April 20, May 4 and June 15, 2021 – interested parties will meet online for presentations and discussions between 6.30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

“All means all – ‘Severe multiple disabilities’ and inclusion in school”

Lecture by Professor Andreas Hinz, Emeritus Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, on April 20, 2021.

The lecture deals with the tension between demands and social barriers to school inclusion. Experience will be presented that was gathered in the 1970s to 1990s on integrative model experiments.

Andreas Hinz was professor for general rehabilitation and integration education at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

“Inclusion of students with disabilities in school learning – a challenge especially during the lockdown”

Lecture by Professor Dr. Birgit Lütje-Klose, Dr. Sabine Geist and Dr. Janka Goldan, Bielefeld University and Bielefeld Laboratory School, on May 4, 2021.

Children and young people with impairments in school learning have the largest share of special educational support needs. They often grow up under disadvantageous living conditions and have problems with planning actions, work organization, prior knowledge and memory as well as developing basic (written) language and mathematical skills. The lecture deals with development conditions and funding opportunities. Experiences with inclusive funding during the corona pandemic at the Bielefeld Laboratory School will also be discussed.

Sabine Geist is a teacher and didactic director of the Bielefeld Laboratory School, Janka Goldan works as a special educator and academic adviser at Bielefeld University. Birgit Lütje-Klose is professor for school inclusion and special education professionalism at Bielefeld University.

“Digital music-making by young people with complex disabilities – potentials and challenges for inclusion-oriented music lessons”

Lecture by Professor Dr. Imke Niediek, Leibniz University Hannover, on June 15, 2021.

Can digitization enable people with severe disabilities to participate more in cultural education? The research project “be_smart” examines the subjective experience of young people with severe disabilities in dealing with digital music-making media. The potential that music educators see in digital musical instruments for their work is also being researched. In the lecture it becomes clear that music lessons do not have an “inclusion potential” per se, but that problems of inclusive education are reproduced.

Imke Niediek is a professor for pedagogy for mental development impairments at the Leibniz University of Hanover.

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