The multiplier event (ME) was organised by IAAD together with Dokuz Eylül university (DEU) with the support of fellow colleague Ms Görkem AKINCI , who develops with the secondary schooling sphere in the district of Izmir in Türkiye, and more especially the network of Vocational Education and Training in the field of environmental science.
On May 17th, 2023, IAAD realised the ME, which was hosted by DEU. The purpose of this event was to disseminate the results of the FAIR SCHOOL project, concretely all four Intellectual Outputs, in the format of a blended event (in-presence and online via streaming). The event was attended by 10 in presence and 34 online participants.
The ME served as a platform for sharing the findings, outcomes, and impact of the FAIR SCHOOL project with a wider audience consisting of educators (mainly schoolteachers), researchers, policymakers, school administrators, and stakeholders from various educational institutions. The event brought together professionals and experts in the field to discuss and exchange ideas on promoting inclusivity and social well-being in secondary schools.
The event kicked off with an opening, where representatives from Avrupa Araştırmaları Derneği and Dokuz Eylül University delivered welcome addresses, emphasising the importance of the FAIR SCHOOL project and its potential to transform secondary school environments. This was followed by an introduction to the project, providing an overview of its objectives, methodologies, and key findings.
The main highlight of the ME was the presentation of the project’s results. Researchers and educators from IAAD and DEU involved in the FAIR SCHOOL project shared their experiences, insights, and success stories, providing a comprehensive understanding of the strategies implemented to enhance inclusiveness and social well-being in secondary schools. They showcased the impact of the project on improving relationships between pupils and students, fostering a positive school climate, and promoting a sense of belonging among all stakeholders.
The dissemination of the project’s results included various formats to cater to different learning styles and preferences. Presentations were accompanied by visual aids via the project’s website, illustrating both quantitative and qualitative information delivered during the project development process. Additionally, video testimonials and interviews with students, teachers, and parents were shown to highlight personal experiences and perspectives on the impact of the project.
To encourage interaction and engagement, the ME included a panel discussions. These sessions provided an opportunity for attendees to delve deeper into specific aspects of the FAIR SCHOOL project, exchange ideas, and explore potential applications in their own educational contexts. Participants were encouraged to actively contribute to the discussions and share their own experiences and best practices in promoting inclusivity and social well-being in secondary schools.
In addition to the dissemination of project results, the ME aimed to create a lasting impact. Attendees were provided with information about available resources, toolkits, and guidelines developed as part of the FAIR SCHOOL project. These resources were designed to support educators, schools, and policymakers in implementing effective strategies to improve inclusiveness and social well-being in their own educational settings.
Overall, the ME organised by IAAD and hosted by DEU successfully disseminated the results of the FAIR SCHOOL project. It brought together a diverse audience of educational professionals, facilitated knowledge exchange, and inspired participants to take action in promoting improved inclusiveness and social well-being in secondary schools. By sharing the project’s outcomes and providing practical resources, the event contributed to the ongoing efforts to create more equitable and supportive learning environments for all students.