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ERIC Number: ED063690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Project ME: A Report on the Learning Wall System.
Heilig, Morton L.
The learning wall system, which consists primarily of a special wall used instead of a screen for a variety of projection purposes, is described, shown diagrammatically, and pictured. Designed to provide visual perceptual motor training on a level that would fall between gross and fine motor performance for perceptually handicapped children, the learning wall room is said to measure 11 feet wide by 21 feet long by 8 feet high. The room is described to contain the learning wall, which occupies one-third of the room's area, orange curtains, one-way mirror, overhead lights, special teacher lights, four ovehead lights, light box, teacher's chair, four or five student chairs, record chart, two exhaust fans, and an air inlet. Seven ways of using the learning wall are discussed; these include conventional, viewing of movie or slides, touch response in which the child identifies part of a projected picture by touching that part to develop body image, a stick-on technique which enables the child to superimpose pictures on a projected background picture (like a large flannel board), drawing on the screen surface with felt tipped pens, reflection in which the child sees a reflection of himself or an object, light beam projections, and three-dimensional pictures used in rear projection. (CB)
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Authoring Institution: Project ME, North Hollywood, CA.