Universal Design for Learning
Today’s classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse as they include students from an array of backgrounds and with unique strengths and needs. With such diversity within the classroom, faculty is faced with a challenge of designing their course in a way that caters to the learning styles of all students. A key way in which teachers and instructors can overcome this challenge is by adopting universal design for learning (UDL). Universal design for learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that gives all individuals equal opportunities to learn (National UDL Center).
The UDL framework was first introduced in the 1990s by David H. Rose at the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST). It is based on cognitive neuroscience research…more>>