General agenda

 

Thursday, January 16th

Pre-conference: Children’s culture and literacy. Guided city tour, visits to museums and libraries in Tallinn. The meeting point is Raekoja plats (Town Hall Square next to the columns of the Town Hall).

14:00

Museums and libraries are with pre-registration. Museum visits start at 16:00, after which everybody moves to the Children's Literature Center

Registration at the Children's Literature Center

18:30

Children's Literature Center (address: Pikk 73)

Welcome Reception at the Children's Literature Center

Join us at any stage! For the guided city tour, museums and libraries or come straight to the evening reception!

19:00-21:00

Friday, January 17th

Visiting schools implementing integration approach in Tallinn
(pre-registration is necessary, the list of options will be available soon)

approx. 9:00

The selection of schools will be available soon. The meeting point will be at the chosen school.

Registration

15:00

National Song Festival Grounds (address: Narva maantee 95)

Conference opening and reception

16:00-20:00

Saturday, January 18th

Registration

9:00

Tallinn University (address: Narva rd. 25)

Conference

9:30-17:30

Exhibition "Inclusive LIFE" in the conference venue, guided tour during the break for lunch (read more below)

13:00-15:00

Creative Evening

18:00-21:00

Sunday, January 19th

Registration

8:30

Tallinn University (address: Narva rd. 25)

Conference

9:00-17:00

Exhibition "Inclusive LIFE" in the conference venue, guided tour during the lunch break (read more below)

13:00-15:00

Farewell

19:00

Olde Hansa Restaurant (address: Vana turg 1)

Monday, January 20th

Post conference: study visit 
Excursion to education institutions and sightseeing in Ida-Virumaa, Narva

8:00-23:00

Narva, Paide and Maardu tours take place at the same time. If you would like to participate, please choose one.

The meeting point is in front of the Russian Cultural Center at Mere puiestee 5. 

Half day excursion to education institutions and sightseeing in Maardu

8:15-14:45

Half day excursion to education institutions and sightseeing in Paide

8:30-16:15

Tuesday, January 21th

Post conference: Participants introducing their culture and language in schools and kindergartens of Tallinn
(pre-registration is necessary, the list of options will be available soon)

9:00

Exhibition "Inclusive LIFE"

Tallinn University's interdisciplinary subject Learning in Interdisciplinary Focused Environment (LIFE) has for many years been providing students' LIFE projects with study books, films and apps, a cognitive wall and several other multisensory aids that are primarily intended for students with special needs, but can also be used by other students. In addition to books, students have also made video clips. This approach allows a unique sensory book to be introduced to a wider audience through video, and visually impaired people can listen to stories in addition to the book.

A few years ago, a sensory/tactile wall was created for Porkuni School Supporting students, with educational tools that cater to their special needs. In addition, mathematics teaching aids for primary school level and a "Magic Case" with games and teaching aids have been created to support and diversify learning. 

The initiators of the LIFE project “Inclusive Life” are Tiia Artla, lecturer in handicraft technology and folk art at Tallinn University, and Jana Kadastik, a doctoral student at the Institute of Educational Sciences, whose research explores the creation of teaching aids as a user-centered design process.