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
The knowledge and skills I have learnt made me to grow.. More student teachers should try out this coarse and the world will be a better place especially for the visually impaired.
Excellent course. Happy I followed this course. Now I can implement what I have learned in my class.
best, really helpful and fills one with great experience as a teacher.
I love the fact that I never thought this topic could be so in depth. I had a blast and would recommend this course 10 out of 10 times.
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