Learning through Play with LEGO® Braille Bricks (FutureLearn)

Learning through Play with LEGO® Braille Bricks (FutureLearn)
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Learning through Play with LEGO® Braille Bricks (FutureLearn)
Discover the benefits of using a play-based approach to teaching children braille – and life skills – using LEGO Braille Bricks. Experience the benefits of play to engage children with learning braille. Children are engaged in learning from birth – tackling problem solving, communication, collaboration, and exploration from their earliest weeks.

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An often-overlooked way that children learn is through play. On this course you’ll discover the principles of learning through play, and how to apply these when teaching pre-braille and braille, using LEGO Braille Bricks.

Apply a play-based method to teaching braille skills

You’ll explore how to foster a breadth of skills in all children, recognising the value of playful facilitation in learning.

You will also discover how the LEGO Braille Bricks concept can be used in inclusive education, allowing visually impaired children to interact with classmates in a fun and interactive way.

Reflect on how to experiment and collaborate with learning

You’ll be encouraged to share learning ideas with others, and collaboratively develop further LEGO Braille Brick activities.

Get playful tips and tricks from the LEGO Foundation’s pedagogy experts, and come away confidently able to create your own braille activities and lesson plans.


Syllabus


Week 1: Learning Through Play

Week 2: LEGO Braille Bricks Concept

Week 3: Pre-braille Intro - Manipulation

Week 4: Pre-braille 2 - Orientation

Week 5: Pre-braille 3 - Constellation

Week 6: Braille Intro - Characters

Week 7: Braille 2 - Literacy

Week 8: Braille 3 - Numeracy


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

- Apply a play-based method to teaching braille skills - also in an inclusive setting

- Experiment and reflect on the concept according to own needs and context

- Practice the principles of Learning-through-Play and playful facilitation

- Create own braille activities and lesson plans

Who is the course for?

This course is primarily aimed at Teachers for the Visually Impaired (TVIs) as well as teachers, teaching assistants and other practitioners working with children who are visually impaired. Access to the LEGO Braille Bricks toolkit is an advantage, but not a prerequisite.

What software or tools do you need?

Access to the LEGO Braille Bricks toolkit is an advantage, but not a prerequisite. The toolkits are free of charge for TVIs, schools and institutions in the countries where the concept has been launched. Certain eligibility criteria apply.



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