University of Edinburgh

VI Awareness

Presented in September 2011

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 10
Number of Respondents: 10

Overall Assessment: 

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Enhancement to your expertise


Content and supplementary material


How will you use what you have learned today?
To improve teaching and learning of visually impaired (VI) students in our school.  Raise awareness with colleagues.
A greater knowledge of the types of visual impairment and strategies to overcome these.
I will use some of the VI products shown to us in the classroom, now that I know what they are and how to use them.
To help gather information for VI INSET days, passing on to children, staff and parents relevant information and ideas. Further my own knowledge and understanding to help in work situations.
Variety of different ways – use with individual pupils; share with other staff. (3)
It will help me with ideas for raising awareness among mainstream teachers. The info on visual conditions was helpful.
It will help me when selecting and purchasing resources for VI children.
To further my knowledge of VI and to feel more confident.

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5


Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?
Practical participation. Information on what to do to support particular difficulties. (2)
All events were good - both well paced and good content. Practicals were enjoyable.
Learning about different visual impairments, and how best to support individual pupils with different visual problems.
The relaxed atmosphere which helped to then take part in practical demonstrations (which I normally hate!) This brought home how difficult it must be to be VI.
Was made interesting and fun. Easy to follow and understand.
Ideas to help pupils – even small ideas, very useful for me with one VI pupil (age 8).
Using the glasses to experience what it feels like to have a VI. (2)
The practical session and also the examples of how a young child views a scene.
Guidance/simulated exercises – very good at making you realise how difficult life can be.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?
A very good introduction - no improvements needed.
Nothing, I found it very informative.
More advice on how to work with the children but this is not a criticism, just would like to take part in another session.
Happy with it, but would be interested in more info and further courses in future.
Part of the course I have covered previously in an early years course.
Nothing – perhaps more general discussion with others about their job and their schools to share ideas.
I can’t think of anything that would have improved it.
Nothing, it was excellent!

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How did you hear about this course?
SSC Courses Brochure. (1)
Course Leaflet Mailshot. (2)
Co-ordinator/Line Manager. (5)
Colleague. (2)

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?
Assessment of VI.