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Lilli Nielsen and Active Learning

Danish educator, Dr. Lilli Nielsen, developed the theory of "active learning", maintaining that children who are blind with additional disabilities learn best by being actively involved in their environment without direct adult intervention. She encourages educators and families to design the environment in such a way that children are motivated to reach out and explore their surroundings, using materials such as a Little Room and Resonance Board.

Active Learning and the Exploration of Real Objects

Hold Everything! Twenty “Stay-Put” Play Spaces for Infants and Preschoolers with Sensory Impairments and Other Special Needs

Mini Module Series On Deaf-Blindness

Active Learning and the Blind, Multiply Disabled Child

Active Learning and the Little Room: Theory to Practice

Active Learning Resources

Active Learning Space Website

An Introduction to Dr. Lilli Nielsen's Active Learning


Developing my Classroom for Secondary-Aged Students Who Aren't Actively Engaging with People or Objects

Five Phases of Educational Treatment Used in Active Learning Based on Excerpts from Are You Blind? By Dr. Lilli Nielsen

How to Make a Texture Board to Scratch, Grab, Hold & Release

Incorporating Active Learning Theory into Activity Routines

Lilli Nielsen and Active Learning Materials Bibliography


LilliWorks and Active Learning

Resonance Board

Resonance Boards

Site of Senses Resonance Board and Sensory Room

Some Thoughts On What Makes "Little Rooms" Good Learning Environments

Space for Active Learning

Taking a Look at the FIELA Curriculum: 730 Learning Environments by Dr. Lilli Nielsen

The Lilli Nielsen FIELA Curriculum in Action: The Skylands School Experience

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