In the education of children with visual impairment, there is at present a global movement away from segregated special schooling, and towards inclusive neighbourhood schools. Inclusion provides an opportunity for everyone, teachers as well as learners, to become more acquainted about life with visual impairment and to overcome some of the barriers of difference which have existed in the past. But if it is to be successful, teachers and others require key skills and insights in order to create classroom environments which fully accommodate the learning needs of children with visual impairment. In this course, you will discover the visually impaired child by recognizing that there are many different eye conditions and that each affects learning and behavior differently. During the course, we will explore the Expanded Core Curriculum, which is a collection of content areas that teachers integrate into the core curriculum to give visually impaired learners access to knowledge that sighted learners gain through observation. You will also learn how to make your classroom, the content, your teaching, and the assessments accessible through curriculum differentiation strategies. By the end of the course you will have the necessary tools to create empowering classrooms where you can teach children with visual impairment in an inclusive, accessible, and attuned space.
Teaching Children with Visual Impairment: Creating Empowering ClassroomsUniversity of Cape Town
About this Course
What you will learn
Demonstrate an understanding of children with low vision and blindness.
Identify ways to create an inclusive classroom for children with visual impairment.
Identify ways of infusing the Expanded Core Curriculum into teaching.
Apply curriculum differentiation strategies.
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Discover the visually impaired child
The Expanded Core Curriculum for the visually impaired child
Curriculum differentiation and assistive technology
Becoming an empowered teacher
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TOP REVIEWS FROM TEACHING CHILDREN WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT: CREATING EMPOWERING CLASSROOMS
best, really helpful and fills one with great experience as a teacher.
very helpful course, fill of information and emotions
You can't imagine.it's very powerful course to deal with visual impairment .I am so happy to made this choice, advising you to involve in, with my thanks to cape town university
It was my honor to learn so many new things with life experienced people with visual impairments.
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