LEAP Up – Transition to Tertiary Pilot Program

Maloney, Dominica and Fanshawe, Melissa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7399-7663 and Boys, Alexandra and Terhes, Lauren (2022) LEAP Up – Transition to Tertiary Pilot Program. Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment, 14 (1). pp. 94-108.


Abstract

In 2020 Vision Australia implemented a Transition to Tertiary pilot program which was designed to prepare young people who are blind or have low vision for tertiary education. The program titled LEAP Up (Learn, Engage, Act, Perform) invited young people who were enrolled in mainstream secondary school, or had recently completed school to participate. Nine young people aged 14-18 engaged in a five-week program that included weekly group sessions with guest speakers, individual sessions with allied health professionals, and drop-in sessions with education and employment consultants. A learning management system was also created to allow the young people to experience online learning in a simulated tertiary environment, with coaching and assistive technology support to negotiate and problem solve access. Results of the evaluation showed that the young people had a greater awareness of the expectations of what was required in a tertiary environment.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 30 May 2022 02:36
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2022 13:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: tertiary, Education, blindness and low vision
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390407 Inclusive education
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390411 Special education and disability
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160201 Equity and access to education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48650

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