Teaching and learning technologies in Higher Education: Applied behaviour analysis and autism.

Karola Dillenburger, Lise Roll-Petterson, Shalah Ali-Rosales, U.U. Mickey Keenan

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    Abstract

    Professionals on both international and national levels who work with children with autism are expressing the need for graduate-level training in applied behaviour analysis. The implementation of effective instruction in higher education for professionals working with children with autism and their families is a complex undertaking: the learner needs to acquire an understanding of the principles and procedures of applied behaviour analysis and also adapt this knowledge to the learning prerequisites of individuals with autism. In this paper we outline some current thinking about adult education and blended learning technologies and then describe and illustrate with examples emerging possibilities of multimedia technology in the development of teaching materials. We conclude that synergies between graduate-level curriculum requirements, knowledge of adult learning, and communication technology are necessary to establish comprehensive learning environments for professionals who specialize in autism intervention.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)247-260
    Number of pages14
    JournalEuropean Journal of Behaviour Analysis
    Volume12
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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