Experiences of an Innovative and Inclusive Curriculum Development in Higher Education
In this paper, experiences of a three-year training development project, realised in the Path of
Deinstitutionalization – Urgent Moves programme, are presented. The course titled ‘Theory and Practice
of Supported Living’ is the outcome of the development, which includes many innovative elements.
From these, we highlight the diverse cooperation with national and international higher education and
non-governmental actors, and the inclusive higher education practice, which was given an award of
excellence by Tempus Public Foundation last year. Our work is innovative not only because it uses
modern pedagogical tools, such as project method, cooperative learning, and the team teaching model,
but also because curriculum developers at the Faculty of Special Needs Education were the first to use
the inclusive methodology in higher education in Hungary.