SIG 15 Special Educational Needs


Mission Statement

SIG 15 is an international scientific research interest group that brings together early career and established researchers and other stakeholders (e.g., practitioners, associations, charities), from across the globe, with an interest in the education and inclusion of individuals with special educational needs (SEN) of all ages. Through scientific discussions, collaboration, and exchanging research outcomes, SIG15 aims to further the understanding of those with SEN and to improve learning, instruction in a broad range of settings, and inclusion for individuals with SEN so that they may realize their full potential in society.

Guidance for the inclusion of students with Special Educational Needs for online learning

Members from SIG 15 (many of them early career researchers and JURE members) have put together guidance to support parents and professionals with regards to inclusion of students with Special Educational Needs during online learning.

Consult the document in English, Finnish, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish or Swedish.

Upcoming activities

SIG 15 Brown Bag Online Seminars:

  • Presenter: Prof. Silvia Lanfranchi - University of Padua (Italy)
  • Theme: Executive function in Down syndrome - From assessment to training
  • Date: Tuesday, 31 January 2023 at 13h UK time, 14h CET, 15h EEST
  • Place: Online meeting (Please sign up to our mailing list to receive the link to join the seminar)
SIG 15 Brown Bag Seminar_Silvia Lanfranchi
SIG 15 - Brown Bag Seminar Series (Calendar 2022-2023)

Past conferences

SIG 15 Biennial Conference 2022

  • Theme: A Village to Teach a Child - The Influence of Contextual Factors on Learning and Development
  • Date: 22nd - 23rd of September, 2022
  • Place: Ghent, Belgium
  • Conference website

SIG 15 Biennial Conference 2020

  • Theme: Learning difficulties and inclusion - Challenges (and solutions) for the future
  • Date: 10th - 12th of August, 2020
  • Place: Online

SIG 15 Biennial Conference 2018

  • Theme: Inclusive education - An integrated research framework on disability, diversity and heterogeneity in education
  • Date: 12th - 14th of September, 2018
  • Place: Potsdam, Germany
  • Conference website