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What is Academic Learning

Handbook of Research on Technology Tools for Real-World Skill Development
The acquisition of skills that form the core of the general curriculum in schools including mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science.
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Technology-Assisted Learning for Students with Moderate and Severe Developmental Disabilities
Diane M. Browder (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA), Alicia Saunders (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA), and Jenny Root (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9441-5.ch017
For students with moderate and severe developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disability, technology can provide critical support for learning and life functioning. A growing body of research demonstrates the benefits of technology for these students to acquire academic skills, improve social functioning, and perform tasks of daily living. This chapter provides a description of this population and their learning needs. The research on technology applications for students with developmental disabilities is reviewed and synthesized. The review includes literature on technology to assist instruction and to provide options for student responding. Examples are provided of how technology can be applied to both instruction and assessment.
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Service Learning: The Essence of Social Inclusivity Through Transformational Education
This type of learning enables individuals to become skilled at knowledge that is educational, scholastic and theoretical. In the dominant system academic learning has underlined the tangible characteristics and values of individuality and competition. It has not enabled students to become aware of social issues, nor has it favored the development of a commitment to social justice, social rights, democracy and peace. Its main concern has been the development of specific, instrumental and technical skills. However, given the current economic, social, political and cultural reality, the academic system seems to need a change in order to meet a more inclusive, fairer and more communal society. To achieve such values, it is imperative to implement learning based on the principles of holistic education. It is a return to education that is more responsible, more sustainable, greener, friendlier and more harmonious
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