'Seeing clearly now.' Teacher preparation and continuing professional development for including children with visual impairment in physical education
Ablett, J. and Howells, K. 2022. 'Seeing clearly now.' Teacher preparation and continuing professional development for including children with visual impairment in physical education.
|Authors||Ablett, J. and Howells, K.|
As recently as 2018, Alves, Haegele and Duarte revealed that teachers’ did not see PE as a viable subject for visually impaired (VI) children! But what does this mean for elementary (primary) aged children? Should they be left on the side and excluded?
Both authors of this paper are disabled and the lead researcher is visually impaired. The aim of this paper is to challenge the suggested ‘status quo’ (from 3 years ago) and to explore how adaptive strategies can allow others to ‘open their eyes’ to teaching children with VI more effectively and inclusively.
The paper discusses the improvements in teachers’ confidence levels in using the adaptive strategies. The teachers recognised that a ‘few adjustments could make all the difference’. The paper shares recommendations of more adaptive strategies to be included in teacher preparation and CPD to enable children with VI to learn in PE.
|Keywords||Visual impairment; Physical education; CPD; Teacher education; Continuous professional development; Primary school children|
|Conference||AIESEP World Congress 2022, Gold Coast, Australia|
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|Deposited||07 Sep 2022|
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