July 24th, 2020
The Loose Parts project was successfully completed in the first primary school on July 15th. The goal of this intervention is facilitating children's social interaction at the playground, and thus enhancing social inclusion during children' play time. The children were enthusiastic with the parts, and we also received good feedback from teachers. The primary school will continue further with the project on their own.
June 24th, 2020
- Hendrick Heerschop, Koning Caspar, 1654 of 1659.
- Credit: Berlijn, Staatliche Museen Preussischen Kulturbesitz, Gemäldegaleri.
What is the representation of people of color within art? Do young people of color also feel their norms and values reflected in the museum collection. The new network of Dutch museums aims to embed diversity and inclusion in the museum and heritage sector in a sustainable manner by providing educational programs. Carolien gave her input drawing from past research and experience on children and young people - "Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a huge boost for a movement that has been going on in the black community for some time, but fortunately is now increasingly expanding into society." Thus highlighting the importance of diversity and inclusion within society and art. Click here to read more!
June 23rd, 2020
This is a snapshot of a fun and productive virtual meeting! As part of the NWO-funded "Breaking the cycle" project, Carolien, Sarah Giest and Reia Lee talked about the research into the policy dimension of appropriate education (or Passend Onderwijs, PO). Click here to read more about their research.
June 22nd, 2020
How can schools adapt to different needs? Adva's project on inclusive schools is part of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus affiliated Leading Fellows Postdoc program and in collaboration with the Centre for BOLD Cities. In a recent interview, Adva shares her outcomes on social inclusion of children with communication difficulties in schools: "Attending regular classes does not necessarily mean that students with communication difficulties are included socially. As social interactions are crucial for emotional development, it is important to see how mainstream schools can improve social participation," noted Adva. Read the full interview here.