JP%20materials%20theory%20Fall%2009

JP%20materials%20theory%20Fall%2009 - Materials Theories...

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Materials, Theories, and Models. SPE 3700 Fall 2009 Jan Pearcy
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Part 1: Instructional Materials
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Instructional Materials Material Types Commercially Produced Teacher Made Material Medium Paper-based (worksheets, workbooks, etc) Object-Orientated (blocks, stove, school bus, digital camera, ball, etc.) Digital (websites, video games, software, courseware etc.)
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Roles of Materials. . Your curriculum should be designed to integrate/infuse instructional materials that: Enhance ability to learn Meet cognitive, behavioral, and physical needs Are generalizable outside the specific skill or environment Increase motivation and student interest Promote diversity Promote social interaction
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What is Universal Design? “Universal design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible , without the need for adaptation or specialized design .” (Mace, R. 1997; Center for Universal Design) IMPORTANT: UD is a “proactive” approach to design. Provides for anticipated user differences Examples?
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Relating UD to education… Proactively planning and designing: Brain research indicates students do not have the same learning capacities: Extreme case… a student may have superior ability in one area but have a disability in another. Rather than labels, individual differences are better described on a continuum of abilities. Traditional notions of content, instruction, and evaluation may limit a child’s ability. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) conceptually expands the theory of UD to education.
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Promoted by CAST ( http://www.cast.org ) UDL bridges the main concepts of UD with the practices of teaching, learning, and assessment. Encompasses numerous approaches (i.e.,differentiated instruction, technology integration, etc.) Uses proactive approach in the design of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Use of modern flexible digital technology
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Foundation of UDL Focuses neuroscience research to classroom application recognition networks : recognizing patterns strategic networks : generating patterns affective networks : identifying priorities Three Principles 1. To support recognition of learning, provide multiple,
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This note was uploaded on 06/18/2011 for the course SPE 3700 taught by Professor Janpearcy during the Spring '11 term at E. Illinois.

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