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|Title:||TEACHING SCIENCE TO THE BLIND|
|Authors:||Crawford, Marie Joan|
|Advisor:||Humphreys, D. A.|
Richardson, R. J.
|Keywords:||Biology;Teacher Education and Professional Development;Biology|
|Abstract:||<p>This project is intended to be of assistance to all teachers of science. Teaching strategies that were developed for this project and used at the Ontario School for the Blind can prove valuable in other areas of teaching. For example, students with low motivation can benefit from a very concrete curriculum. Even teachers at the OAC level will find that tactile diagrams and models are useful in presenting abstract theories. Whether students are blind or sighted, the use of specialized operational tactile definitions can enrich their understanding of concepts and theories and encourage a multisensory approach to gathering information.</p> <p>The process of teaching science to a visually handicapped student is presented and teaching strategies and adaptations are provided to enhance concept development for high school biology, chemistry and physics. Laboratory procedures and safety considerations are also examined and an outline of the use of microcomputers for educating the visually handicapped is included.</p>|
|Appears in Collections:||Open Access Dissertations and Theses|
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