Autism in the Teaching Environment
This highly interactive teacher training course provides a solid introduction to the challenges of autism in education. The course is useful for both those with some experience of ASD and those new to the condition. Key topics will be addressed, including characteristics and diagnostic criteria, a structured approach to teaching, recognising different types of discriminatory or exclusive behaviour, and understanding the causes of challenging behaviours, with the aim of developing a range of best practices. Included is an optional team-building activity.
Sessions raise and deepen awareness of ASD. An interactive communicative approach is applied, which provides participants with their own experiential learning of the activities and methodologies. Input sessions are in the form of hands-on workshops and involve brainstorming, analysis, problem-solving, and role-play, both in pair work and group work. Participants are actively involved in the sessions to maximize their learning and to experience activities from their learners’ point of view.
Teachers are asked to reflect on the activities, inviting discussion with regard to their own knowledge and experience, teaching methods and contexts, and on adaptation of activities to their own teaching and learning situations. Participants are also introduced to key resources related to the further development of their teaching skills and personal professional development. Both theory and practice are explored, analyzed and discussed, further enabling the participants’ use and development of their teaching and classroom management skills.
- 15.06.2020 > 19.06.2020 (ID: 118046, Confirmed))
- Register before 01.06.2020
- 16.11.2020 > 20.11.2020 (ID: 118047, Confirmed))
- Register before 26.10.2020