Regional Voices

Reigniting education with robots

February 21, 2018

Christine Roberts-Yates leads the Disability Unit at Murray Bridge High School in South Australia. In 2017, Christine was recognised for her outstanding contribution to education and won a Commonwealth Bank Teaching Award. Since beginning her role, which educates students with moderate to severe intellectual and multiple disabilities, Christine has introduced a technology rich learning environment, including socially assistive robots. She has established work experience placements, school-based apprenticeships, and animal-assisted therapy, resulting in students maximising their learning potential and transforming the unit into one of Australia’s pre-eminent disability educational settings.

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