LESSON PLANS IN HIGHER EDUCATION FROM AN INCLUSIVE PERSPECTIVE
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (BRAZIL)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN15 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:This paper presents an alternative tool to assist teachers in planning their lessons, offering a platform for the development of accessible lesson plans. Educa, as it called, helps teachers to recommend content and topics available on the web and highlights the level of accessibility of these materials. Therefore, the tool identifies compliance points regarding accessibility, ie. if the document that the teacher is creating is accessible and if the recommended web page is accessible. The article first presents a description of the concept of lesson plans and describes some tools that assists teachers in creating the plans. In the context of this work, the lesson plans are important tools that help educators to define how the classes are structured and how they are supposed to take place, what type of content should be delivered, activities to be carried out, how should interaction and collaboration among partners be. Accessibility concepts that fundament this work are also detailed in the paper, bringing definitions, current trends and historical background. Finally, the tool's features are presented, as well as preliminary assessments made with Brazilian and Argentine faculty. Accessibility experts also evaluated the tool proposed in order to verify its effectiveness and paradigm shift in relation to the development of accessible materials permeated by an inclusive vision of education.
Keywords: Lesson Plans, Accessibility.