University of Edinburgh

Why teach art activities to children who are blind and partially sighted?

Presented on Tuesday 17 March 2009

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 9
Number of Respondents: 9

Overall Assessment

How would you rate the following:
Excellent = 1; Poor = 5
Enhancement to your expertise 1.29
Content and supplementary material 1.14

How will you use what you have learned today?

Working with blind pupil on my caseload.
Will help me with particular individual who may be opting for S3/S4 Art & Design. But also can see how I could use projects for whole class so that our blind pupil will be following same course as others.
Colleague and I will be able to implement what we have seen today with our visually impaired pupil.
Fired up with lots of super ideas - thanks.
With both sighted and non-sighted pupils. Great to rethink how I look and talk about things.
Every day use at Borders College art classes. Plan future units from tactile standpoint for both non VI and VI groups rather than manipulate and differentiate non VI units for VI pupils.
Some new ideas to do with children in the class.
All levels of art for special need children.
Some of the ideas were great others will have to be adapted for our children with complex needs.

How would you rate the following:
Excellent = 1; Poor = 5
Clarity of presentation 1.11
Pacing of course/event 1.11

What was best about the course/event?

Hands-on/practical experience. (4)
Chance to practise techniques and use of materials.
Seeing that much of what we do in the art class can be adapted to support visually impaired pupils.
It's taken away a bit of the fear of getting it wrong.
Not all art teachers! Again, useful to consider descriptive words etc, also consider art for information or creativity.
Overall friendliness and relaxed presentation.
Enjoyed it all.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?

More time! If time and cost would allow, a further day spent planning projects/courses would be great!
Would have liked some more materials to take away and play with.
Nothing. (2)
RNIB catalogue perhaps?

Any other comments regarding the course?

More please! Great lunch and biscuits!
Very relaxed atmosphere and super presentation.
Very good course - thank you!
Very enjoyable. Good presentation and advice on how to adapt.

Location and Venue

Excellent = 1 Poor = 5
Convenience of venue 1.22
Quality of venue 1.11

How did you hear about this course?

SSC Courses Brochure (3)
SSC Courses Brochure/Course Leaflet Mailshot (1)
Co-ordinator/Line Manager (3)
Colleague (2)

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?

More ICT courses.
Music therapy.

Outcomes Assessment

Chartered Teacher Standard components:
Very useful = 1; Not useful = 5
your professional values and personal commitment 1.4
your professional knowledge and understanding 1.6
your professional and personal attributes 1.4