Using Active Learning with Older Students
As students get older, it is increasingly important to begin to focus on the skills that they will need for adult life. This should include functional skills that they need for everyday life, as well as recreational skills and participation in activities that bring them joy.
The underlying question for all older students should be how current activities relate to future goals. When you get a student who is over the age of 14, everything you do needs to be focused on adult life and quality of life (both physical and mental health). This includes making choices, being actively engaged in one’s surroundings (rather than a passive observer), and developing meaningful recreational interests. It also includes hygiene and fashion, as well as self-care and independent living activities.
Read more about Transition Planning and Functional Activities.
To learn more about how to use an Active Learning approach with older learners, watch our webinar from November, 2018. Get ideas for transition planning and functional activities!