School of Education
|Subject Name in
|Psychology of Visual Impairments
1st-Year, First Semester, First Semester
|Days, Periods, and Classrooms
(1st) Weds9-10：EDU L107
・Non-face-to-face (Skype, Zoom, or Teams will be used. Download all of these apps on your personal computer and obtain your personal account (if required by the apps) prior to the first meeting.
||Language on Instruction
||Students of Faculty of Education Cluster1(School Education), Program in Special Needs School Teacher Education
Visual impairments, visual perception, tactile,Practical work experience, SDG_04
|Special Subject for Teacher Education
|Special Support School Teacher Education|
（Knowledge and Understanding）
・Having knowledge of psychological traits of children with disabilities as well as basic medical knowledge required in practice.
|The objective of this course is for students to understand problems caused by being blind and having low vision and their effects, and psychological characteristics necessary for effective education for hearing impaired infants and children, particularly, what need to be kept in mind focusing around the development of children with visual perception disorder, haptic perception disorder, and visual impairment.
||１. Guidance: What is psychology of visual impairments?
２. Structure and functions of visual organs (1)
Think about characteristics and imaging system of light and lens based on experiments
３. Structure and functions of visual organs (2)
Explain the route of eyeball-optic nerve -cerebral vision
４ Visual function
Explain visual functions centering around vision
５. Visual function
Explain visual functions centering around a field of view and eyeball movement
６. Visual function
Think about development of vision and factors that affect visual development
７. Low-Vision and visual perception (1)
Experience amblyopia through simulation and mutual provisions of the relations between how people with amblyopia see and their difficulties
８. Low-Vision and visual perception(2)
Experience amblyopia through simulation (narrowing visual field )and mutual provisions of the relations between how people with amblyopia see and their difficulties
９. Low-Vision and visual perception(3)
Present the result of the simulation for review
10. Haptic perception (1)
Touch and observe flat tactile teaching materials to understand deeply how students with visual impairments can understand the materials by touching
11. Haptic perception (2)
Touch several tactile teaching materials and experience various ways of touching to understand deeply how students with visual impairments can understand the materials by touching
12Haptic perception (3)
Think about instruction methods based on the characteristics of touching
13.Visual impairments and motor development
14. Visual impairments and concept and language acquisition
There will be an exam.
Information about the lessons including materials will be posted on the message board of MOMIJI. Check your university email frequently or set up email forwarding to your personal email account to make sure you can receive updated information posted on the message board.
|"Lecture style：Lecture oriented
Handouts will be distributed.
Type of audiovisual materials to be used：Videos, Presentation software
・It is recommended to read introductory books of items closely related to the contents of this course in addition to the reference books above."
|PC or AV used in
|Learning techniques to be incorporated
|Lesson1-15: Review handouts and your notebook well. When you review, do no not try to memorize what is written there but to connect organically with what you learned in other lessons and/or what you experienced in class observation and other activities.
||"This course corresponds to Section2 of Subjects for Special Needs Education for the Teacher Certification for Special Needs School (first class certificate): mentally disabled preschool children, psychology of young children and school children, subjects regarding physiology and pathology.
A tardy is equivalent to 1/2 absence.
If you are absent for 1/5 or more of this course, you will not be allowed to take a final principle in principle.
||Students will be evaluated based on contribution in class and exam.
|Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it
||A teacher(Dr. Ujima) who has worked for 12 years at a school for the blind will give lectures on the psychology, evaluation, and teaching methods of visually impaired people.
||"You are expected to participate in the lessons actively and use the time for Q&A effectively to resolve all of your questions in class. You are also expected review the contents of the lessons well.
This will be the first lesson for you as a university student. Please learn to actively participate in the lesson; once the instructor comes to the classroom, you should stop talking with each other and help the instructor prepare for the lesson, and help clean up the classroom after the lesson.
||A teacher who has worked for 12 years at a school for the blind will give lectures on the psychology, evaluation, and teaching methods of visually impaired people.
|Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching.