Particularly for inclusion in the classroom of children with special needs and disabilities, we found the using games provides a safe environment from which to operate.
Outcomes in Huda’s Class:
- increased language
- increased self esteem
- tolerating of peers
- emerging compromise skills
- turn taking
- more positive language used in groups
A teacher was able to link up his work with other teachers and as a team they could find a common thread linking the student’s learning outcomes into a cohesive learning path personalised and spanning several subjects. (Paul’s class)
Not all pupils are equally ready to accept new projects/criticism etc but most are interested in peers’ work. Allow for diversity through making each level a separate goal so it feels achievable.
Evaluation skills are higher order and therefore we would expect them to be the most difficult to achieve.(Ros’ class)