iTIDE Project Conference

28 June 2017, Leeds Beckett University, UK

Conference Update

The iTIDE research team were delighted to host the iTIDE Project conference at the Rose Bowl, Leeds Beckett University, UK, in June 2017. The conference was well attended by delegates working in the field of Spceial Education from all over the East Midlands, as well as the project partners from Ireland, Spain, Austria, and Bulgaria.

The conference showcased the iTIDE training materials developed during the project and explored the methodology used to develop this unique programme. The conference also featured presentations from each partner country, sharing good practice in Special Educational Needs education across Europe.

The presentations and photos from the iTIDE Project conference are available to view here.

iTIDE Project team

Above: Project partners from the iTIDE team at the conference.

The iTIDE Project

The iTIDE project is a European Commission Erasmus Plus funded three year (2014-17) initiative conducted by partners from six European countries, including the UK, Ireland, Austria, Spain, Bulgaria, and Turkey.

This initiative aimed to address the deficit in training in special needs education by making available outstanding open access, practice-leading training materials. These materials, developed by NASEN, the UK’s national association of special educational needs, will be made freely available in the European Union to encourage and spread accessible, accredited, vocational learning within EU states. In doing so we expect to support progress towards the Europe 2020 target of reducing early school leaving.

You can find out more about the iTIDE Project on the official website here.