Material Design for SEN
Material Design for SEN
SESSIONS in 2020
• 06-10 April 2020 – Amsterdam
The groups of participants can choose the locations at the specified dates.
Course Duration: 5 days
Course Fee: 350€
To provide the necessary knowledge and skills to design and develop instructional materials in the field of special education is the aim of that course.
For the individuals who need special education to learn different concepts and skills, different arrangements need to be made. Systematical training is also a must for these individuals. Individuals with intellectual disabilities show differences within two standard deviations in terms of intellectual functions, corresponding to those with deficiencies and restrictions in conceptual, social and practical adaptation skills, and these characteristics are revealed at the period of development before the age of 18. It can be said that a significant part of the problems is related to attention due to reasons such as difficulty in remembering of individuals with intellectual disabilities, weakening of visual and auditory perception (Beirne-Smith, Patton and Kim, 2006). For this reason, the materials to be used in education of individuals with impairments should be individualized more.
Designing tools and materials for students with special educational needs, planning sample applications, using instructional technologies for concept teaching and material design (preparing an evaluation form, choosing a concept based on evaluation, making concept analysis, preparing concept teaching material), social using instructional technologies for teaching skills and designing materials (preparing and applying an evaluation form, choosing a social skill based on evaluation, preparing tools for the skills to be taught).
All the participants:
• Know the important principles in material development.
• Design and develop assessment tools.
• Design and develop materials for different purposes and levels for teaching concepts and social skills.
• Use technology tools in material design and development.
• Know about disability groups in special education field and have information about individual, educational and social effects of disability
• Know, develop and adapt to the individual needs of educational materials, current technology and other resources appropriate to the curriculum of SEN Programs
Objectives of the Course
• Listing the principles of material design in SEN
• Getting familiar about requirements of SEN education and the learning environments
• Discussing the scientific ways of designing materials for SEN students
• Relating SEN Students and their needs
• Getting know their learning styles
• Focusing on practical and skill-based interactive learning
• Providing immediate feedbacks
• Designing hands-on activities and inspiring discussions on best practices
• Designing Materials
• Defending self-management skills
• Working in groups cooperatively
• All kind of teachers, trainers, educators, school administrators, etc.
Before the course;
• A detailed pre-course questionnaire to indicate their level of experience, teaching backgrounds and training will be completed by participants.
• They will also prepare a presentation to reflect their own teaching method. A closed Facebook group will be created for getting know each other of all participants and to share practical information.
• A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.
Program of the Course:
Introduction of the program
Presentation of the participants related to their schools
Principles of material development
Material evaluation for different disability groups
Use of technology tools in material design and development
Social skill Instructıon - material design and development
Reading and writing - material design and development
Science - material design and development
Communication skill Instructıon - material design and development
Experiential learning with process drama and interactive storytelling methods in Special Education
Developing individual learning plans based on school curriculum planning
Task-based learning and problem-based learning in a fictional context
Best practices in Europe related to SEN
Basic principles of material adaptation
Material adaptation, and sample application
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