Date
14 October 2019

Familiarise yourself with the Expanded Core Curriculum for students with low vision

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Key areas to support’

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The Expanded Core Curriculum

The Expanded Core Curriculum

 

The Expanded Core Curriculum is a body of knowledge and skills specific to learners who are blind or low vision, which is not addressed in Te Whāriki, The New Zealand Curriculum, or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

This resource helps learners who are blind and low vision to access and participate in the regular curriculum, as well as to develop independence skills. Adopted internationally, the Expanded Core Curriculum is critical to supporting positive learning outcomes. It is complementary to the regular curriculum and does not replace it.  

Areas of learning

Areas of learning

Areas of learning in the The Expanded Core Curriculum.

  • Communication modes.
  • sensory efficiency.
  • Physical abilities.
  • Orientation and mobility.
  • Social skills.
  • Living skills.
  • Technologies.
  • Development of visual efficiency skills.
  • career and future planning.

Ideas to support living skills

Ideas to support living skills

Tactile markers are used to support independence when cooking.

 

 

Support orientation and mobility skills

Support orientation and mobility skills

Work with your RTV to ensure strategies and approaches students use in "out of school" activities are supported in the classroom.

 

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

11 year old expands her life experiences to improve her literacy

Publisher: BLENNZ: Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Key areas to support”:

Return to the guide “Low vision and learning”

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