E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 6, 2023

Investigating the Trials and Acquittals of Students with Visual Impairment in a Tertiary Physical Education Course

Author(s): Estrada Neil Shane B, Miramontes Jea Erika D, Gumban Jemwel U, Panares Marilyn P, Montealegre Syntyche B, Caballero Sofie Cylle O, Dabatos Marbe Joy B, Nepangue Jorjie


Students with visual impairment cope up with lessons differently from normal students in the teaching-learning process. This qualitative study investigated the untold experiences of students with visual impairment in the tertiary physical education (PE) class of their trials and acquittals. The researchers utilized a multi-case study qualitative research design. A total of four key informants participated coming from the same university which achieved the data saturation. Employing a cross-case data analysis to analyze data across multiple cases, following the approaches outlined by John Gerring, data were analyzed and presented into two-part methods. The results revealed that the visually impaired students experienced difficulty in new environment orientation, learning materials accessibility and catching up to physical education activities yet despite the odds they received lots of assistance coming from their professors who modified some teaching methods for them to be able to participate and assistance from peers and classmates who willingly uplift them in difficult situations. It is recommended that academic leaders, policy makers and curricularist should look into the development and implementation of the curriculum. Diversity in the activities, differentiated instruction and even utilization of different learning platforms should be considered to observe inclusivity and flexibility in the teaching-learning process. Furthermore, the Philippines should strengthen and institutionalize the implementation of Adapted Physical Education to cater the inclusivity of the students with special needs, especially the students with visual impairment.

Keywords: Visual Impairment, Special Needs, Inclusivity, Trials, Experiences

Pages: 1097-1106

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