Hi, Forwarding- The “Hungry Fingers” way to tactile graphics held by Bob Marek. Best regards, Lisa The “Hungry Fingers” way to tactile graphicshttp://www.rnib.org.uk/xpedio/groups/public/documents/publicwebsite/public_cstactilegraphics.hcsp
DescriptionThis one-day workshop focuses on developing blind children's understanding of spatial concepts and increasing their confidence with braille and tactile illustrations. On the basis that effective learning involves direct experience, a set of tactile activity kits will be presented. These involve carefully selected educational toys, real objects and models which inspire young blind learners to engage in activities such as counting, sorting, building, transforming, copying, comparing size, shape and location of objects. All activities are linked with appropriate exercises in English braille.
Aims1. To raise awareness of the difficulties which totally blind learners experience with tactile graphics.
2. To help teachers and parents design educational activities involving Braille and tactile graphics which will be both meaningful and enjoyable for young totally blind learners.
3. To acquaint teachers with simple tools and techniques which promote spatial understanding across the curriculum.
4. To show how “ordinary” toys can be used as effective educational tools. Course presenterProfessor Boguslaw ‘Bob’ Marek, Ph.D. OBE, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland.
Bob is a well-known name on the international circuit and has taught extensively in Europe and the Middle East.
His last series of courses in the UK in 2003 were a great success: “The best RNIB course I've attended” “An excellent day and excellent trainer” “I can't wait to get back to school to try out all these wonderful ideas!” Who should attend?Teachers, teachers of VI, teaching assistants, reproduction, transcription and resource staff, support staff, parents and carers.
Cost £130 professionals £60 parents/carers Dates and locations Monday 8 October 2007 - London Organising centre: RNIB London and South East Telephone 0207 391 2245 Fax 0207 391 2195 Email RNIBLondonandSouthEast@xxxxxxxxxxx Wednesday 10 October 2007 – Nottingham Organising centre: RNIB East Midlands and East Telephone 01509 632400 Fax 01509 632401 Email RNIBEastMidlandsandEast@xxxxxxxxxxx Friday 12 October 2007 – Liverpool Organising centre: RNIB North West Telephone 0151 298 3222 Fax 0151 298 3250 Email RNIBNorthWest@xxxxxxxxxxx Booking details and further information For further information, please contact the organising centre. See our course administration and booking detailsDownload our booking form (MS Word document) or obtain a form directly from the RNIB centre organising the course.
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