Date
12 August 2022

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 helps learners with low vision to access and participate in the regular curriculum, and achieve positive learning outcomes. It is complementary to Te Whāriki and The New Zealand Curriculum and does not replace them. 

The Expanded Core Curriculum has been adopted internationally. It is incorporated in the BLENNZ Curriculum (2017).

Areas of learning

Areas of learning

Areas of learning in the The Expanded Core Curriculum.

  • Communication
  • Sensory efficiency
  • Physical abilities
  • Orientation and mobility
  • Social skills
  • Life skills
  • Technologies
  • 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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