Cris Neto’s Scenario I – Learning how to work with autistic children
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24 January 2013
Actors: Sofia, 34, Natural Sciences teacher at a Secondary school
Goals: Wants to learn ways to work with SEN children within the classroom. Sofia feels she needs to know more about dealing with SEN children as every year she has new students with some kind of disability. This year she has an autistic boy, aged 12.
Settings: (where & when?) Most of the work involved will be done at home, after work and weekends. During the day she may communicate through the platform and to any other work colleagues involved in the same situation, as they all face SEN children, sometime, in the classroom. Others may be joining the course or not.
Objects: (what things are involved?) Mobile phone or tablet, laptop, platform – Moodle, as it is the official platform used by our official schools.
Actions: (what do actors do?) The course is provided by the teachers’ training centre, through the Education Ministery and announced in every school. It will be held exclusively online. Sofia sees the announcement and decides to register to attend. She registers in the course’s Moodle and starts exploring. She already knows Moodle as she works with it in her school. She only has to know her way around the course’s environment.
Events: (what happens to actors?) Sofia follows the activities anyway she can and completes them on schedule. She interacts with other users and other work colleagues who do not attend the course, discussing and exchanging ideas, trying to find out mutual difficulties experienced in the classroom.
Results: (what is achieved?) Sofia finds out tools and activities she can use to promote her autistic student’s success and engagement. She learns how to communicate with him and how to deal with him within his classmates.
Your design: (what role does your design play?) The design will provide tools to design learning and communication activities to children with autism.