Teaching Methods For Students With Children With Disabilities

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In the 21st century learning is seen as a lifelong process, therefore a teacher’s main role is to facilitate learning. A teacher cannot learn for their students, and thus must focus on creating a positive environment and encourages student participation (Scrivener, 2011). In order to accomplish this task and be a successful as a teacher, I will need to continuously develop and refine various 21st century skills and attributes within myself.
Novel and adaptive thinking is just one of the many skills required, not only to be a teacher in the 21st century, but also as a lifelong learner. Novel and adaptive thinking is the ability to think of solutions and responses to problems and queries that is more innovative and creative compared to solutions and answers learned though repetition or conditioning (Davies, Fidler, & Gorbis, 2011). Such a skill can be applied to many aspects of teaching, such as adapting curriculum to accommodate new technology, or implementing novel teaching methods that enable children with disabilities to engage in the curriculum.
Currently as a student, I have been able to practice utilising this skill of adaptive thinking, especially on the Swinburne Blackboard, as I try to explore other options, give different examples and use more diverse resources, that others might not have considered, in an attempt to provide more opportunities for ‘thinking outside of the box’.
Returning to tertiary study after 10 years has shown me just how quickly, and how much we…

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