Happy New Year to all DIP -project's partners and actives! Last year was made of interesting and inspiring things. Luckily we had a chance to have a little break during Christmas time and New Year, and now the project team and partners are ready to continue the work with inclusivity and participatory pedagogy.
The project team and project participants from Tampere University of Applied Sciences and Tampere University are now preparing for the next benchmarking workshop in Coventry University. The workshop will take place 28th - 30th January. The themes for this workshop will be 1) Continuing (pedagogical) education for university staff - inclusivity, peer tutoring 2) Group work - inclusivity, diversity of learners 3) Curriculum development, teacher identity 4) Leveling and assessment - values and pedagogy 5) Peer tutoring - inclusive staff, academic advisors. During the next few weeks the themes will be specified and some information exchange will be made between the Finnish and British participants. It now seems, that this will be the last benchmarking workshop in DIP-project: the rest of the project time - which by the way might be until the end of this year - will be spent in terms of promoting the rooting of the results and practices created in the project.