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Watch: Collaborative, active learning using kinaesthetic materials
Collaborative, active learning using visual and kinaesthetic materials is helpful for all learners; for dyslexic learners it is invaluable. One of the main functions of multi-sensory teaching methods - is that each learner can access meaning through their stronger perceptions. Watch this clip and see Tom and Callum working together using the hazard, injuries and solutions cards from the DfES embedded learning materials Skills for Construction and think about why these simple sets of cards are providing a multi-sensory learning experience.
Reflect: Collaborative, active learning using kinaesthetic materials
Watch the clip again and choose one frame which shows the two learners working together. Make notes about why you think the activity is multi-sensory (visual, auditory and kinaesthetic). Compare your thoughts with ours in the feedback.
Jerry speaks highly of the embedded learning materials. He feels that they have made a difference to the way that he and other staff prepare and deliver their teaching and he also feels that he has seen a difference in the students he teaches. Listen to Jerry and identify the benefits he outlines for using the DfES embedded learning materials.
Print off the document in Resources taken from the introductory pages of the embedded learning materials pack Skills for Construction' for an outline of the rationale behind the development of the materials and the range of titles available. All the materials are free to Skills for Life teachers and can be viewed and downloaded from the web site at the bottom of the document or alternatively ordered from DfES publications.
Feedback: Collaborative, active learning using kinaesthetic materials
The hazards, injuries and solutions cards activities were:
To look more closely at these cards and to print them off, go to the document called Hazards, injuries and solutions' in Resources. Jerry speaks highly of the embedded learning materials he has used. He also sees that other staff have found them useful and most of all he has seen a difference in the learners. He says that:
Source: Skills for Life
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