IncluSMe (2016-2019) (Intercultural learning in mathematics and science education) is an Erasmus+ project focusing on intercultural learning in mathematics and science initial teacher education. IncluSMe offers a constructive contribution for tackling one of Europe’s greatest challenges: education for an increasing number of refugee and immigrant youth, to integrate them into European educational systems and to provide for stable, socially cohesive societies. The project aims to increase the quality of higher education curricula for prospective maths and science teachers by linking maths and science education with intercultural learning – and thereby strengthening students’ social, civic and intercultural competences.
Core to IncluSMe is the design and implementation of open access teaching modules on intercultural learning for prospective maths and science teachers.
With its mobility programmes for maths and science teacher trainees, like the international summer schools and events for multipliers, IncluSMe strengthens cross-border cooperation between universities and thereby facilitates intercultural learning experiences for students.
The InluSMe project has received funding from Erasmus+ KA2 (Key action for ‘Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices’) and is coordinated by the International Centre for STEM Education (ICSE) at the University of Education in Freiburg, Germany.
The project unites 11 European universities that specialize on collegiate teacher training. Its partners feature experts in maths and science education, inclusion and diversity, mobility and intercultural learning.