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Benefit of nontraditional learning environments for students

How can nontraditional learning environments enhance the achievement of students with disabilities?

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How can nontraditional learning environments enhance the achievement of students with disabilities?

Consider the fact that "traditional" learning environments are actually beneficial for only a very small cross-section of students. Sitting in class after class, listening to a teacher talk about information, instead of experiencing that information for ones-self, is hardly the optimum learning environment. It is, however, the most streamlined and efficient use of human and physical resources and so that is the way we teach and learn in America. Learning takes place when individuals interact with the information on more than just a superficial level. There must be some type of engagement with the material either intellectually, emotionally or physically.

While most "normal" students can suppress the urges ...

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This discussion examines how students with disabilities benefit from nontraditional learning environments. Over 450 words of original text.

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