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Research

Summary:

The conclusive research was carried out in Estonia, France, Romania and the UK to have an overview about the needs and difficulties of the learners with cognitive difficulties, the learning outcomes they have to achieve to get EQF level 3 and the pros and cons of the already existing digital tools, expectations for the new assistive digital tool to be developed. The results are gathered into report to set the focus on the most important of the assistive digital tool for learners with cognitive difficulties.

The report is based on 56 responses from 4 countries and 23 organizations and schools. The teachers and different field specialists gave their insight for the assistive digital tool and pointed out what the learners need the most from it.

In conclusion the theoretical information needs to be linked to the practical work and their study field as much as possible. The content has to be visually appealing and have to have a lot visual aids and also include the other senses for the best learning outcomes. The extra stimuli need to be limited, all the tasks have to have precise and simple instructions, consistent rules and regulations, possibility of repetition and learners need positive feedback after finishing tasks.

The teachers are willing to use the assistive digital tool in their daily practice as long it is easy to use and modify for the teachers and the learners. They are interested in using the tool as part of the individual work that combines the practical and theoretical knowledge.

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