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UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING

WHAT IS UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING (UDL)?

This short video gives a great overview of UDL:

UDL At A Glance


In a nutshell, UDL is a framework for inclusiveness whereby a teacher:

  1. taps into their students’ interests to challenge and motivate them
  2. provides various ways for students to learn
  3. provides options for students to demonstrate their learning.     Barry Matthews, Core Education Blog
These aspects relate to the three underlying principles, which are based on neuroscience research, guide  UDL and are integral to the framework. They:


"Without engagement there is no deep learning". (Hargreaves, 2006). 
"UDL recognises engagement as the critical piece that underlies everything else". (Joy Zabala,2012).

Whilst the following video focuses on higher functioning students it does illustrate how UDL advocates for the designing of learning experiences that will work across a wide spectrum of learners. It also cites how the learning needs of students with disabilities have been marginalised in the mainstream 'one size fits all' curriculum.

UDL Principles and Practice


Additional information on UDL:  

National Centre on Universal Design for Learning: www.udlcenter.org 

CAST: www.cast.org/udl 

VLN Networkwww.vln.school.nz/universal-design-for-learning  

CORE EDUCATION BLOG: http://blog.core-ed.org/blog/2014/04/universal-design-for-learning-udl-and-teaching.html

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