Crossing the Bridge-Emerging Understandings of 'Self' in Special School Teachers in Macau: An Australian Perspective in Theory and Practice
This paper describes a creative, student-centred approach to teaching children with emotional difficulties that assisted teachers in Macau to develop a greater awareness of their own and their students' individuality.
||Therapeutic Curriculum, Holistic Education, Multiple Intelligences, Counselling, Learning Styles, Self-determination, Creativity, East and West, Mental Health, Emotional Difficulties, Learning Difficulties
International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp.19-28.
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Leigh has a passion for the inclusion of all students and sees her role fundamentally as one of change agent, helping teachers to transform their beliefs about difficult children through a creative, therapeutic and strengths-based approach to curriculum and methodology. She has presented her ideas widely in Australia and overseas and has published on personalised planning and compassionate communication with parents of children with dyslexia. She values the opportunity to work with pre-service and in-service teachers at Flinders University and as visiting lecturer at the Inter-University-Institute of Macau and enjoys working right around the state of South Australia as an advisor to teachers of students with learning difficulties.
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