SPkK03 Communication and Simulation Techniques in Educations of Individuals with Visual Disabilities

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/0/1. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Martin Vrubel, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Martin Vrubel, Ph.D.
Institute for Research in Inclusive Education – Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Mgr. Martin Vrubel, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Institute for Research in Inclusive Education – Faculty of Education
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Learning outcomes: The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the intervention procedures, which are suitable for working with people with visual impairment. The aim is to present the needs of pupils and students with visual impairment in the educational process by means of simulations and to create the prerequisite for suitable selection of intervention procedures by future teachers. Another goal is to teach students how to work with pupils with visual impairments in their natural environment, to simulate different situations and special skills such as self-care, spatial orientation, and independent movement. The simulations will be done in the SIMU interior and exterior simulator. The basis of this course is student learning experience.
Learning outcomes
The student will understand the work of people with visual impairment, the complexity of this work on time and the difficulty of working with special aids. The student can work more empathically with visually impaired people.
  • Advanced communication with visually impaired people.
  •  Special communication equipment for visually impaired people.
  •  Entered black print, parameters of printing.
  •  Writing, reading and printing of Braille.
  •  Simulation of binocular vision disorders, practical training of the pupil with disturbed binocular vision, choice of compensatory mechanisms at work in the classroom (simulation of disability and subsequent practice).
  • Simulation of low vision, practical training of the weak-sighted pupil, selection of compensatory mechanisms at work in the classroom (simulation of disability and subsequent training).
  •  Simulation of practical and absolute blindness, practical training of the blind pupil, selection of compensatory mechanisms at work in the classroom (simulation of disability and subsequent training).
  •  Training of the self-service of the visually impaired pupil (training in the interior simulator).
  •  Practice the spatial orientation and the individual movement of the pupil in microspace and macrosphere (training on a special simulation path).
    required literature
  • VRUBEL, Martin. Facilitátory a bariéry školní a sociální inkluze osob se zrakovým postižením (Facilitators and barriers of school and social inclusion of people with visual impairment). Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2015, 186 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-8022-5. info
  • VRUBEL, Martin. Simulační techniky oftalmopedické. Metodické texty k projektu MUNI 4.0. Pedagogická fakulta, studijní program Logopedie (Bc.) (Simulation techniques – Education of people with visual impairments. Methodical texts for the MUNI 4.0 project). Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2019, 38 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-9592-2. Odkaz na knihu info
    recommended literature
  • JESENSKÝ, Ján. Prolegomena systému tyflorehabilitace, metodiky tyflorehabilitačních výcviků a přípravy rehabilitačně-edukačních pracovníků tyflopedického spektra. Vyd. 1. Praha: Univerzita Jana Amose Komenského Praha, 2007, 659 s. ISBN 9788086723495. info
  • RÖDEROVÁ, Petra, Zita NOVÁKOVÁ and Lea KVĚTOŇOVÁ. Oftalmopedie. Texty k distančnímu vzdělávání (Pedagogy of visually impaired. Texts for long distance studies). Brno: Paido, 2007, 124 pp. Edice pedagogické literatury. ISBN 978-80-7315-159-1. info
Teaching methods
project teaching, practical training
Assessment methods
Project evaluation, final discussion
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 12 hodin.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2022, recent)
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