Vicente J. Llorent

University of Cordoba

Teaching Innovations for Inclusive Education.Teacher Training and School Interventions

Participants: Mercedes Álamo1; Adriana Diaz Chaves1; Antonio Luis González Gómez1 and María Caballero1; Mariano Núñez-Flores1

1University of Córdoba

Symposium Summary

Introduction: Inclusive education requires teachers with high quality and up-to-date training. The need of a more complete teaching to encourage student learning from a holistic point of view that allows participation and progress of all students must be addressed. Much progress has been made, both in educational theory and in school practice, to promote learning that makes all students, future citizens, more competent. Methods: Researches presented in this symposium are based on a methodological variety. Descriptive studies providing a complete and complex vision of teacher training, highlighting its role in student learning and situation are presented. Quasi-experimental studies are also carried out with control and experimental groups, with pre and post-tests in students of different educational stages. The impact of innovative didactic interventions based on specific teacher training is shown. Results: Significant variables in teacher training are presented based on descriptive analysis, valuing the cultural diversity of teachers and students. Besides, different teaching innovations show their impact on increasing the development of key student competencies. Discussion: These contributions advance knowledge and provide a new scientific evidence-based understanding to improve education. These studies have clear implications in the optimization of the training of teachers in practice, as well as in the initial training during their university stage, facilitating inclusive education.

Short CV

Vicente J. Llorent, is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Education at University of Cordoba (Spain). Doctor of Pedagogy by the University of Seville. Degree in Sciences of Education with the First National Award conceded by the Ministry of Education. For more than 10 years he has been teaching on Didactic Planning and Educational Attention to Diversity, being the Director of Teaching Innovation Projects on the subject. Chair of Teaching Group about Education, Diversity, ITC and Society, he led more than 10 teaching projects. He has participated in more than 20 national and international research studies (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, USA, France, Portugal, Morocco, Mexico, United Kingdom, Switzerland…) about teaching, improving social relationships, attending to diversity and its pedagogical application in the classroom. He has supervised more than 30 Master thesis and 10 Doctoral Theses linked to these research projects. More than 100 publications, highlighting publications in high international impact journals (more than 20 JCR), books and book chapters reflect this research trajectory. He offers invited conferences (more than 50), at different universities inside and outside Spain. He has made more than 10 stays in numerous foreign universities on four continents. He is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge (UK), and a Fellow at Violence Research Centre (University of Cambridge). Also, he is a Consultant of Cambridge Assessment (University of Cambridge).

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