Articles Related to Active Learning
Dr. Lilli Nielsen
Articles by Dr. Lilli Nielsen
Future Reflections, 2004
Cortical Visual Impairment: Causes and Manifestations, Scottish Sensory Centre.
(This article was originally published in “Refsnaes-Nyt”, No 38, September 1993).
An article written for the Scottish Sensory Centre detailing Lilli’s thoughts about assessing children with cortical visual impairments. This article was written at a time when professionals were just beginning to learn about CVI.
Cortical Vision Impairment: Using the Sense of Sight as a Secondary Sensory Modality,
Active Learning and Educational Approaches By Other Authors
The Active Learning Approach: Using the Resonance Board and the Little Room with Young Blind and Multiply Disabled Children
By Kate Moss Hurst, Deafblind Education Consultant, Texas Deafblind Outreach
This article explains how Active Learning, an educational approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, can be used to provide instruction for students with the most profound disabilities in both the standard curriculum and the expanded core curriculum.
This is a fact sheet that includes a list of objects that might be used in Active Learning activities and environments suggested in Lilli’s book Space and Self.
Developing my Classroom for Secondary-Aged Students Who Aren’t Actively Engaging with People or Objects
A TVI and classroom teacher describes how she serves her secondary-level students who are visually and multiply impaired using Lilli Nielsen’s Active Learning approach along with other strategies.
This article focuses on five phases of educational approaches that teachers are to use in working with children if they are using an Active Learning theory approach. It summarizes the information first published as part of Dr. Nielsen’s book, Are You Blind?.
This article focuses on Phase IV and V of Lilli Nielsen’s five educational phases of educational treatment outlined in her book, Are You Blind?, and how the Active Learning principles can be incorporated into activity routines.
This article by Stacy Shafer discusses some of the basic strategies of Dr. Lilli Nielsen’s Active Learning Theory.
If children learn through play, then we must become better playmates in order to facilitate better learning for the child.
In this article written for NFB Convention 2003, this group from Skylands School for the Exceptional shares their experience with the FIELA Curriculum.
Information about Equipment Design
Miles, B., Nelson, E., and Pellerin R., 2015. CDCI Research into Practice, Summary 3.
By Dr. Jude Nicholas, Resource Center for the Deafblind and
Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.
Although visual and auditory cognition is well researched and better understood, relatively little is known about tactile cognition in general. It is perhaps unsurprising then that the majority of theoretical insights concerning the mechanisms and principles governing cognitions have been developed on the basis of the research on the visual and auditory systems. One should expect there to be a number of similarities and important differences between tactile cognition and cognitions that have been experienced via sight or hearing. Tactile cognition refers to the higher order processing and integration of tactile information through active touch. Until recently few studies had attempted to investigate the effects of tactile cognition. What is more, recent developments in cognitive neuroscience (neuroimaging and neuropsychology) mean that we now know far more about the mechanisms underlying tactile cognition than ever before.