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Active Learning

Narbethong Special School follows the methodology of the late Dr Lili Nielsen's Active Learning, following the basic premise that students develop skills and concepts through performing actions for themselves. Teachers are experts at setting up learning environments and activities that encourage students to be active participants.  This philosophy and methodology provides developmentally appropriate teaching and learning for students with vision impairment and additional disability.
Please view the following Vodcasts for presentations presented at Narbethong in collaboration between Narbethong teachers and therapy staff in conjunction with Vision Australia therapists.
Please note that these presentations will take you to a mediasite website using your web browser.
Communication and language - especially for multiply impaired students.
Gross motor development - developing gross motor abilities in a vision impaired student.
Paddling in the pool - the development of water play leading to swimming skills.
Pedalling a bike - the development of bike riding especially for students with a vision impairment and/or additional disabilities.
Spatial awareness - the use of the little room for teaching about space.

Adult Child Play Sequence

Information about Adult Child play based on the material in "Are you Blind?" by Dr Lilli Nielsen


    An Introduction to Dr Lilli Nielsen’s Active Learning

    Base level information about Active Learning


    Establishing 1 to 1 activities

    Lilli's information on establishing 1 to 1 activities


    Philosophy of active learning

    The philosophy of active learning by the late Dr Lilli Nielsen