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Introduction to the course and the Experience Tool

Watch the video introducing the course and the Learning through Play Experience Tool.

Welcome to this course!

The Learning through Play Experience Tool was developed by the LEGO Foundation to observe children’s reactions to play-based learning activities. Here we present the adapted version for children with visual impairment.

Children who can’t see don’t necessarily show the same play behaviours as sighted children. Their reactions and emotions, whether they seem positive, passive or negative, may have different meanings compared to those of sighted children.

Therefore, it is especially important for caregivers of blind children to become good play observers.

With a shared understanding of what a playful experience looks like, facilitators and designers can create environments where children around the world, including blind children, have access to quality learning through play experiences.

During this course we will observe and comment on many specific behaviours of visually impaired children learning through play.

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Observing Visually Impaired Children Learning Through Play

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