The project Inclusive practices of creative and innovative teaching with ICT / TAC in schools with special difficulties (PIECIT) approaches its final stretch with its fourth transnational meeting. It will be held on March 30 and 31 at the Lusófona University of Lisbon (Portugal). This fourth meeting will focus on the steps to be taken in the culmination of a project that is scheduled to end in July 2023. After the meetings in Zaragoza (July 2021), Nicosia (December 2021) and Ferrara (October 2022), the manuals for teachers, management teams and families on inclusive practices in schools with special difficulties, largely derived from the practices of the schools that are part of the Network of Inclusive Schools that has launched the PIECIT project and that, at present, are already 35, will be completed in Lisbon.
PIECIT is an Erasmus+ project led by the Campus Iberus Action Group “Inclusive Education in rural, urban and peri-urban areas”, formed by researchers from the universities of Zaragoza, La Rioja and Lleida. Begoña Vigo Arrazola, professor of Didactics and School Organization at the University of Zaragoza, is its director. The other partners are the University Lusófona (Portugal), University of Ferrara (Italy) and University of Cyprus (Cyprus), together with the educational centers CEIP Santa Engracia (Zaragoza, Spain), Istituto Comprensivo n. 6 Cosmè Tura (Ferrara, Italy) and the Royal Academy of Portugal (Lisbon, Portugal).
Throughout these almost two years, the interdisciplinary team that is part of PIECIT has carried out the aforementioned Network of Inclusive Schools, developing a platform where schools register and upload their practices; webinars have been held in which specialists and school representatives have participated; and they are working on the aforementioned manuals. In addition, four events will take place before the end of the project, three in each of the partner schools and a closing event to be held in Zaragoza (Spain). All PIECIT activities can be followed on the project’s website http://ourinclusiveschools.eu/ and on the project’s social networks.