20 SES 04 A, Developing Collaborative Inclusive and Intercultural Practice
Drawing upon some of our data and discussions in a number of European projects on inclusion and intercultural education and on innovative research on the development cross professional competences. This paper will discuss some of the conditions especially for the researching the development of such competences in projects promoting innovative cooperation between different kinds of resource advisors and teachers and preschool teachers and in projects aiming at their development within teacher education and education for preschool teachers.
The discussion will focus especially on the research on projects within DNCIP upon the development of necessary innovative and creative competences for cross professional cooperation i.e. in and around Copenhagen as and in the western part of the country. For the past 6-8 years the municipalities have supported the development of cross professional working within the schools and the pre- and after school activities as a way to promote social inclusion and diversity.
Some of the experience and results give evidence that, like in many other European contexts, some success in terms of an improved professional intervention has been produced within the projects, in terms of increased inclusion within the professional practise. In Copenhagen as well as other municipalities in Denmark, resource centres within and around the schools – in Denmark i.e. the municipal PPR – the pedagogic and the psychological advisory centres - increasingly try to develop the way of organizing the positions of the advisor in relation to the practicians, the teachers and the preschool teachers. The study explores the vital research problems and the need to make research asking: How can we actually establish a research into a meaningful innovative and creative cross-professional community of practise (Wenger) and what type of perspectives are needed in order to explore the innovative and creative competences we can observe being developed in order to deal with the task of cross professional cooperation and inclusion. The study will include some of the earliest studies of DNCIP and at a European level as well as the latest. We tend to be moving these years from more general classifications of competencies to more narrative approaches demanding much more innovative research approaches. The study will discuss the many challenges and benefits following this development and focus especially on the innovative and creative cross professional competencies and their development.
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