HANDSON, CARDET’s two-year Erasmus+ project that aspires to develop a new innovative model and tools to support learners with special education needs (SEN), held its second partner meeting in Palma de Mallorca between the 17th to the 19th of June. The meeting served as an opportunity for the partners to discuss and evaluate the work and progress of the project and coordinate its next steps forward.
During the meeting, the partners delved into finalizing the Inclusive production-based learning model for SENs that HANDSON is developing along with the HANDSON eManual. Moreover, they deliberated on and planned the actions to be carried out for the creation of the HANDSON eKit and the Digital Learning Space and app generator. The project’s action plan unfolds as designed and the implementing partners believe that upon completing and delivering these outputs they will be providing VET Managers, educators, SEN learners and employers a bundle of innovative didactic resources that will aid and empower SEN learners’ path into employment.
HANDSON was designed to address the challenges SEN learners in Europe, estimated to be around 15 million. They often leave school with few qualifications and are consequently more vulnerable and liable to become unemployed or economically inactive. To that end, the project and its implementing partners are working towards identifying and developing new approaches and tools to improve the VET and WBL practices available to SEN learners to help enhance their capacity to get work placement opportunities.
CARDET represents the activities of the project in Cyprus.
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