VIRTUAL TRAINING COURSE FOR TEACHERS AND PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOLS FOR THE INCLUSION OF STUDENTS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT IN THEIR CLASSROOMS.
The virtual course that you are going to start, free and easily accessible through an e-learning platform, aims to provide basic knowledge on visual impairment, to allow you to develop educational procedures appropriate to the pre-primary education stage, within the general framework of inclusion. We want to offer pre-primary school teachers (like you) the possibility of acquiring, updating, completing or expanding their knowledge and skills regarding attention to diversity, especially in the case of visually impaired students, so you can turn the ordinary classroom into inclusive environments, to improve the future personal and professional development of children between 1 to 6 years old with mild to severe visual impairment.
This course is mainly aimed at teachers of existing pre-primary education schools, however, when we speak of the educational community, we must not forget the environment (family, friends), which is why this course also aims to become a valid tool for anyone who intends to enter, in a didactic, scientific, and systematic way, into the appealing and exciting world of the development and inclusive education of visually impaired children.
This course is based on the conviction that Integrated Education offers more possibilities towards children’s psychosocial development than a segregated one. The goal of this type of education is the inclusion of students with visual impairment, so they are capable of participating and interacting normally with other children without visual disabilities, and also competing in the same productivity and efficiency conditions in the future. Therefore, this course do not focus on early childhood education curricular issues, but it provides essential training to work with students with special needs through an innovative methodology that tries to fully integrate these students along with non-visually impaired students so they develop the social skills and self-confidence that will be paramount for, in the short term, their access to primary education, and for their social and labor inclusion in the future.
- 01.09.2021 > 01.09.2026