TEDI 3 Week 3 - Curriculum Differentiation for the Visually Impaired Child: Part 1

In this video, Hestelle Viljoen discusses how to differentiate the curriculum in order to make it more accessible, focusing on classroom management and learning content. Hestelle explains the definition and purpose of differentiation and how to go about it successfully. She discusses classroom differentiation in terms of the psycho-social and physical environments. She provides examples of differentiation in both environments, from encouraging student participation to organising furniture and lighting in the classroom. She describes how to alternate learning activities to cater for students with different levels of visual impairment. She then explores how to differentiate learning content for visually-impaired learners, which may include reducing abstraction, providing tactile learning experiences, and teaching visually-impaired learners how to interpret visual materials effectively.