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The European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM) was held this year at the ISCTE Business School in Lisbon, Portugal, in early September. During the event, the 8th Innovation in Teaching of Research Methodology Excellence Award was awarded ex-aequo to three papers, one of which was based on the work done for the InDO project.

Manuel Au-Yong Oliveira, from the University of Aveiro, and Andrea Mangiatordi, from the University of Milano-Bicocca, jointly presented the project in relation to the work done in Aveiro by implementing some of the results of the InDO project. As one of the outcomes of the project is a comprehensive compendium of teaching practices, freely available on the website, these have been adopted in teaching research methodology in an undergraduate course.

Andrea Mangiatordi and Manuel Au-Yong Oliveira from the InDO project together with the judges of the 8th Innovation in Teaching of Research Methodology Excellence Award

Understanding by Design and Differentiated Instruction

The core methodologies of Understanding by Design and Differentiated Instruction in the InDO project focus on designing educational content that is inclusive and caters to diverse learning needs. This approach ensures that all students, regardless of their preferences and capabilities, can benefit from a more tailored and effective educational experience.

The success and winning of the award is not just a testament to the dedication of the two universities, but also reflects the collaborative spirit of the Erasmus+ KA2 project. Running from December 2021 to November 2023, the project brought together six partners from different countries in Europe, all dedicated to creating more inclusive and innovative classrooms.

As the INDO project continues to influence and reform educational practices, it stands as an example of international collaboration and the pursuit of teaching excellence. It underscores the importance of adapting teaching methods to meet the evolving needs of students in a rapidly changing educational landscape. 

Are you excited about innovative teaching methodologies and want to learn more? Dive deeper into the #INDO project’s award-winning research and other freely available materials on the website. 

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