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Approx. 10 hours to complete

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What you will learn

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    Demonstrate an understanding of children with low vision and blindness.

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    Identify ways to create an inclusive classroom for children with visual impairment.

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    Identify ways of infusing the Expanded Core Curriculum into teaching.

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    Apply curriculum differentiation strategies.

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3 - 4 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Discover the visually impaired child

9 videos (Total 70 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Welcome to Week 12m
The Visually Impaired Child in Different Educational Settings7m
Understanding Visual Impairment8m
Including Children with Visual Impairment in the Classroom3m
Understanding Low Vision in the Classroom5m
How Visual Impairment Affects Learning3m
Creating an Inclusive Classroom10m
Conversations About Our Schooling as Visually Impaired Children25m
7 readings
Course information10m
Meet your course instructor5m
Meet the guest presenters5m
Course collaborators10m
Week 1 guest presenters5m
Podcast: Growing Up with Visual Impairment12m
Additional resources30m
2 practice exercises
Understanding the visually impaired child15m
Week 1: Discovering the visually impaired child30m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

The Expanded Core Curriculum for the visually impaired child

8 videos (Total 97 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Orientation and Mobility and Independent Living Skills7m
Career Education and Self-determination10m
Visual Efficiency and Compensatory Academic Skills11m
Social Interaction Skills19m
Recreation and Leisure12m
Braille Reading and Writing Skills16m
Conversations on Empowering the Visually Impaired Child17m
3 readings
Week 2 guest presenters5m
Introduction to the Expanded Core Curriculum5m
Additional resources30m
1 practice exercise
Applying the Expanded Core Curriculum15m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Curriculum differentiation and assistive technology

13 videos (Total 140 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
13 videos
Exclusion from the Curriculum9m
Curriculum Differentiation for the Visually Impaired Child: Part 110m
Curriculum Differentiation for the Visually Impaired Child: Part 211m
Identifying Individual Learning and Teaching Support Material Needs5m
Providing Learning and Teaching Support Material Creatively9m
Being Smart About Assistive Technology12m
Low Technology and Purpose-built Assistive Devices6m
Assistive Devices for Learners with Low Vision9m
Common High Technology Devices19m
Conversations on the Experience of Accessible and Inaccessible Learning Material23m
Approaches to Making Learning and Teaching Material Accessible: Part 18m
Approaches to Making Learning and Teaching Material Accessible: Part 210m
2 readings
Week 3 guest presenters5m
Additional resources30m
3 practice exercises
Understanding curriculum differentiation10m
Week 3: Curriculum differentiation and assistive technology20m
Making teaching and learning material accessible20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Becoming an empowered teacher

6 videos (Total 73 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Understanding Psychosocial Aspects of the Visually Impaired Child8m
Broadening Networks of Support9m
Collaborating as an Empowered Teacher6m
Conversations on Listening to Children with Visual Impairment21m
Closing Conversations on Key Insights for Teachers22m
2 readings
Week 4 guest presenters5m
Additional resources15m
1 practice exercise
Week 4: Creating empowering classrooms30m

Instructor

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Brian Watermeyer

Dr
Faculty of Health Sciences

About University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town is the oldest university in South Africa and is one of the leading research universities on the African continent. UCT has over 25 000 students, of whom 30% are postgraduate students. We offer degrees in six faculties: Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, and Science. We pride ourself on our diverse student body, which reflects the many cultures and backgrounds of the region. We welcome international students and are currently home to thousands of international students from over 100 countries. UCT has a tradition of academic excellence that is respected world-wide and is privileged to have more than 30 A-rated researchers on our staff, all of whom are recognised as world leaders in their field. Our aim is to ensure that our research contributes to the public good through sharing knowledge for the benefit of society. Past students include five Nobel Laureates – Max Theiler, Alan Cormack, Sir Aaron Klug, Ralph Bunche and, most recently, J M Coetzee....

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