Erasmus+ SUSKIDS Project
Enabling professionals and families to transfer sustainable knowledge and skills to Down Syndrome individuals.
The Project “SUSKIDS - Enabling professionals and families to transfer sustainable knowledge and skills to Down Syndrome (DS) individuals” aims to connect the education and training of DS individuals in the field of sustainability and the need of raising awareness about new materials produced. Partners will design and develop innovative tools to help educators to develop sustainability concepts through recycling & sustainable construction content to individuals with DS.
SUSKIDS project has the following objectives:
- Designing learning and evaluation tools and guidelines to promote the sustainability and self-care skills for individuals with Down Syndrome.
- Improving the skills of educators, providing them with tools and resources in recycling and construction.
- Contacting policy makers in the field of education and institutions working with people with Down Syndrome, to promote these approaches and involve more people with disabilities in the society, enhancing their digital integration.
- Developing more feasible and easier to implement methodologies such as personalised learning, inquiry-based learning, game-based learning and project-based Learning
You can find out more about SUSKIDS and its partners on the SUSKIDS webpage.
One aim of the SUSKIDS project is to design a module of learning relating to sustainability and construction. NCCA are working with other partners to design a short course that is accessible to students with Down Syndrome and their peers. Taking an inclusive education approach to this project NCCA are designing a common Level 1-3 short course that can be completed by any student at junior cycle. A universal design will facilitate teachers to deliver this course to a diverse range of learners.
Read more about NCCA available Short Courses.
- SUSKIDS literature references A list of articles, background papers and books used to develop the project.