These guides are to help you plan to use the Learning Enabled stories.
You may wish to view them independently, in which case you will find some questions for reflection and further thought in these guides.
You may be using the films as part of a workshop, seminar or training session in which you and your colleagues are discussing teaching students with disabilities in third level.
You may simply wish to view these films to see the case studies and the first-hand experience of our students.
We have made the films as authentically as possible, to try to show the real-life experience of these students, and hope that you find that experience informative and helpful in your work.
The Learning Enabled stories can be viewed as stand-alone clips or as a sequence.
Our outline guides describe ways to use the clips as ‘triggers’ for groupwork and discussion.
You might also wish to play sections of a clip, but pause to invite thoughts on ‘what happened next’.
Alternatively, before playing any of the film, you could ask a group how they would accommodate a student with the disability in question. They could then view the clip to see how their thoughts compare with the clip.
The clips do not present ‘right’ answers to any particular questions, and you may wish to pursue what a group thinks is the most appropriate way to approach teaching depending on the particular disability.