Methodological experience in the teaching-learning of the English language for students with visual impairment

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Abstract

This document evidences an innovative methodological vision in the teaching-learning process of the English language focused on the inclusion of all its students in a heterogeneous learning environment. Learning a foreign language as a second language is a challenge that all students must overcome, but this challenge is more significant in visually impaired students. Therefore, the present research is based on a historical, descriptive process that reviews high-impact scientific articles supported by recognized databases. Later on, it warns about breaking down the stages of the process, supporting the analytical method, and then joining each stage, starting from the simple to the complex using the synthetic method, thus consummating a complete analytical-synthetic process. In this way, the present work shows a description of the methodological experience from a set of good practices for visually impaired students in the classroom environment. The proposed work systematizes the methodology applied in the educational process and categorizes the stages of the methodological process developed according to the skills and abilities required for learning by using typhlo-technical tools. On the other hand, the research determines a route map that allows and facilitates the management of the method implemented in learning the English language for students with visual impairment. Consequently, this constitutes a valid alternative for educational inclusion within an innovative environment that welcomes the use of information and communication technologies to achieve the natural inclusion and autonomous participation of students with visual impairment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number515
JournalEducation Sciences
Volume11
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Funding: This work was supported by Universidad Politécnica Salesiana and GIREI, Smart Grid Research Group under the project Flipped Learning and Blended Learning. Funding was also provided by the Smart Grid & Smart Cities Research Group, RECI-IUS.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

Keywords

  • Educational inclusion
  • Educational innovation
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Special education
  • Visual impairment

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