List of Inclusion Opportunities

Pedagogy and teaching / learning approaches

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This list of inclusion opportunities is the result of a meeting of experts that took place 22 - 24 January 2019 in Kaiserslautern / Germany, and of a subsequent consultation process involving further experts external to the EICON project consortium. If you are interested to read more about the sources that the partners used to come up with this list, please click here.

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Accessing and creating digital resources

Request from your management / ask for ICT that ...
Experiment with ICT that ...

Pedagogy, guidance and support

Request from your management / ask for ICT that ...
Experiment with ICT that ...


Request from your management / ask for ICT that ...
Experiment with ICT that ...

Personalisation and individualisation

Request from your management / ask for ICT that ...
Experiment with ICT that ...

Preventive measures

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Experiment with ICT that ...


[1] Peer learning approaches to avoid or reduce dropout
[2] Matching of peers online first, with face-to-face meetings afterwards if needed
[3] Task decomposition into simpler steps explained in short videos
[4] Using mobile phones to deliver assignments
[5] Running an own Blog and publishing own news
[6] Using interactive games
[7] Having digital mentors
[8] Plans for the professional development of teachers (similar to individual educational plans for learners)
[9] Approaches to really listen to learners and to better understand them and their needs; e.g. using a voting platform with anonymous participation and asking questions regarding sensitive issues like bullying (e.g.: “Do you feel lonely often?”)
[10] Shifting from reactive behaviour to a proactive development of support needed to facilitate pupil participation
[11] Potential of ICT for differentiated pedagogy / Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
[12] Using ICT to make certain teacher tasks less time consuming / more efficient (e.g. documentation) and use the gained time for focusing on inclusive pedagogy
[13] Platform to share teaching materials, allowing users (i.e. teachers) to judge/evaluate the applicability of the material (e.g. using voting scales with stars, with more stars meaning better applicability in the teaching context)
[14] Platform to create new teaching material / educational resources that can be freely shared
[15] Use instant feedback via website surveys
[16] Reminders via social media to keep learners engaged to the content
[17] Up-to-date tracking of learner absence to analyse risk of dropout


The main objective of the Strategic Partnership EICON is to support organizations / institutions providing vocational education and training (VET) to become more inclusive using information and communication technology (ICT). Organizations / institutions that are active in VET are particularly in need for guidance on how to further develop, as they often have to work towards multiple aims simultaneously, i.e. inclusion usually is one among many other aims. EICON particularly explores the inherent potential and synergies in the overlapping section between education, inclusion and digitalisation.

How to use this list of inclusion opportunities?

There is no 'one best way' for any organization / institution active in VET to increase its inclusive capacity with ICT. Rather, each organization / institution needs to find its own solution that then fits perfectly to its respective situation and requirements. Therefore, this list of inclusion opportunities aims to guide organizations / institutions through a process of reflection and planning. List entries contain both examples of good practice and innovative examples and focus specifically on inclusion potential in an organisation.

Lists of opportunities may be used by different groups: teachers, managers of VET institutions / organizations and facilitators that support these organisations in organizational change processes. These lists have a slightly different focus depending on the respective role, so make sure you select the ones that fit to your role. Teachers use them, for example, to formulate requirements for their management with regard to the procurement of new ICT. Facilitators in turn can use the lists to discuss and decide on possibilities for specific ICT change projects together with the organisation's representatives. Managers can also use the lists to identify potential uses of ICT for inclusive leadership.

EICON (Enhancing inclusion capacity of educational organizations / institutions providing VET with information and communication technologies (ICT)) is an ERASMUS+ KA2 Strategic Partnership for vocational education and training during 2018 - 2020 (Grant Agreement No.2018-1-DE02-KA202-005110). This list of opportunities has been developed in the context of EICON. It represents the results of discussions among the experts involved in the project as well as a subsequent public consultation process that involved a wider audience in reviewing the intermediate results.

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