Does Orientation and Mobility have more to offer school students than just orientation and mobility?

Blake, Katrina, and Pagliano, Paul (2016) Does Orientation and Mobility have more to offer school students than just orientation and mobility? Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment, 9 (1). 2. pp. 23-34.

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Abstract

Orientation and Mobility (O&M) in school education is traditionally described as a separate expanded core curriculum subject taught by specially trained instructors and/or teachers. O&M usually involves one-on-one teaching where the student learns by doing. Pedagogy is defined as the discipline that focuses on identifying the best ways to teach subject areas to groups of students. The pedagogy of O&M is therefore specifically designed to identify the most effective teaching strategies and approaches to enable students with vision impairment (VI) to learn how to independently and safely travel within their community. In this paper the author argues that O&M pedagogy may provide all teachers, not just those who work in O&M, with a potentially rich, yet currently largely untapped set of strategies and approaches. The paper concludes with a call for research to help ascertain which O&M pedagogy could be more gainfully employed to support students with VI in inclusive settings, and how this pedagogy might be more readily made available to teachers.

Item ID: 50941
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1443-7597
Keywords: orientation and mobility, vision impairment, pedagogy, inclusion
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Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 02:30
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130312 Special Education and Disability @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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