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- ItemOpen AccessEducation for All Week 5 - Practical tips (part 1)(2018-06-01) McKinney, EmmaIn this video, Emma McKinney, a lecturer from Stellenbosch University with extensive experience in teaching children with disabilities and conducting teacher training to assist teachers to work with children with disabilities, discusses some practical tips to ensure inclusivity in the classroom. She speaks of the importance of working with parents and, where appropriate, with the children with disabilities themselves. She discusses what classroom modifications need to be made to include all children, from physical access to the classroom, good visual signposting, pathways and mobility access to seating, desk arrangement, lighting, and acoustics.
- ItemOpen AccessEducation for All Week 5 - Practical tips (part 2)(2018-06-01) McKinney, EmmaIn this video, Emma McKinney discusses the importance of using a variety of teaching methods to include all children in the classroom. She discusses the importance of using multimedia and visual props (and describing visual props for the benefit of students with visual impairments), using different kinds of learning activities (individual, paired activities and group learning), and using positive feedback. She mentions the possible changes to assessment to include students with different learning needs, such as oral examination, using different kinds of media (e.g. large text, colour differentiation, etc.) to assist children with different learning needs. Lastly she stresses the benefit of asking the children themselves and others involved in their education, such as parents or community members, for other ways in which they can be included through more accessible pedagogy and materials.
- ItemOpen AccessTEDI 2 Week 3 - Assessment Adaptations for the Deaf Child(2019-06-01) McKinney, EmmaIn this video, Emma McKinney, uses a real life scenario to bring to the fore, the challenges that deaf learners are likely to face with assessments. She explains the raison d’etre of assessments and underscores the fact that learners with congenital and acquired hearing loss will have different learning needs, hence different adaptation needs for assessments. She discusses a plethora of considerations that should inform teachers’ choices of adaptations and accommodations for each deaf child. She further shares common practices teachers can adopt to provide deaf learners with fair and valid assessment opportunities. This video lecture 7/9 of week 3 of the course: Educating Deaf Children: Becoming an Empowered Teacher.
- ItemOpen AccessTEDI 2 Week 3 - Interview: Adapting Teaching Methods and Assessments(2019-06-01) Swift, Odette; McKinney, EmmaIn this video, Odette Swift interviews the very experienced Emma McKinney who excitedly shares first hand experiences of teaching and assessment adaptations. She highlights her propensity for research and interaction with fellow educators and her use of the bilingual-bicultural approach as her modus operandi for developing practical strategies for teaching and assessing deaf learners. From drama to games, Emma discusses how these strategies ensure that her deaf learners have access to the curriculum and meaningfully participate in her lessons. This video lecture 8/9 of week 3 of the course: Educating Deaf Children: Becoming an Empowered Teacher.
- ItemOpen AccessTEDI 2 Week 3 - Teaching Method Adaptations for the Deaf Child(2019-06-01) McKinney, EmmaIn this video, Emma McKinney, lecturer and researcher in the fields of education and disability studies, discusses teaching method adaptations for deaf children. Focusing on teaching English, avoiding fatigue, adapting the curriculum and adjusting for individual differences, Emma in her characteristic lightning speed, prescribes the bilingual-bicultural approach to teaching deaf children and poses thought-provoking questions which will guide teachers in making their teaching practices accessible for children who are deaf. This video lecture 6/9 of week 3 of the course: Educating Deaf Children: Becoming an Empowered Teacher.