Technology as a vehicle for inclusion of learners with attention deficits in mainstream schools

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Abstract

The potential of technology for supporting educational processes of participation,
collaboration and creation is widely accepted. Likewise have digital tools proved to enhance learning processes for disabled learners. A currently topical group, politically and educationally, in the discourse of inclusion is learners with extensive developmental and attention deficit disorders.
This paper investigates the potential of technology for supporting the inclusion of this group in the general school system, i.e. into mainstream classes, using technology as a tool to join, participate and contribute – and as a vehicle for general human
growth in their learning community. The paper presents the primer results and describes and discusses the challenges of both teachers’ and learners’, involved in the inclusion process. Finally, on the basis of findings, a typology of tools is suggested, which may support inclusive teaching and learning for the target group in question.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Distance and E-Learning Network 2015 Annual Conference : Expanding Learning Scenarios Opening Out the Educational Landscape
Number of pages11
Place of PublicationBarcelona
PublisherEDEN
Publication date2015
Pages720-730
ISBN (Electronic)978-615-5511-04-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 EDEN Annual Conference: 9-12 June 2015, Barcelona, Spain. : European Distance and E-learning Network - EDEN - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 9 Jun 201512 Jun 2015
Conference number: 24

Other

Other2015 EDEN Annual Conference: 9-12 June 2015, Barcelona, Spain.
Number24
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period09/06/201512/06/2015

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