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Active Learning approach

The Active Learning approach, as described by Dr. Lilli Nielsen in her work with children with sensory and additional disabilities, is used by Kilparrin teachers to support curriculum delivery for early students.

Active Learning environments include:

  • Resonance Boards
    • Resonance Platform 
    • ESSEF Board 
    • Wobble Board 
  • Little Room
    • Upright Little Room 
  • Bucket Mobile
    • Mobiles 
  • Position Board
  • Hammock
  • Kilparrin Harness
  • Low Table and Corner Seat
  • Support Bench

More information on the Active learning environments listed here can be found in the following document: Active Learning


Are you blind?  SIKON, 1990 ISBN 8750382705 

Early learning, step by step in children with vision impairment and multiple disabilities (3rd ed) 

SIKON, 2001 ISBN 8775460513

Educational approaches for visually impaired children  SIKON, 1992 ISBN 8750395688 
The FIELA Curriculum - 730 Learning Environments - The Flexible Individual Enriched Level Appropriate Curriculum  SIKON, 1998 ISBN 8760175338 
Functional scheme: Levels: 0-48 months  SIKON, 2000 ISBN 8760188933 
Space and self: active learning by means of the Little Room (2nd ed)  SIKON, 2003 ISBN 8775462060 
The Comprehending hand - National Board of Social Welfare  SIKON 1979 ISBN 8750367909 

Wikipedia entry for Lilli Nielsen:

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