Providing Learning Support for Blind or Visually Impaired Students Undertaking Fieldwork and Related Activities

The Available Options

Individual and group work

Tutors and students will need to take a strategic decision, preferably well before the fieldcourse begins, on how much work will be undertaken on their own and how much will involve working with others. Fieldwork investigation frequently involves small-group data collection in the field, but this approach may be appropriate for a wider range of activities, including those that are traditionally undertaken by students working on their own.

For a discussion of some of the practical issues involved in buddying, see the accompanying document on Buddies. Tutors would benefit from discussing this important issue in awareness raising sessions (see the accompanying document on Raising Staff Awareness.)

Page updated 14 December 2001

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