|As an educator, it is a challenge to support the learning of students with different learning styles and needs. Students have different emotional, social, behavioral, sensory and physical needs and differ in academic ability, motivation, and preferences for learning. They come from different cultural backgrounds and some may have health issues. This course will help you meet the challenge of diversity by providing a framework and a set of strategies to overcome one of the major barriers to learning – inflexible, “one-size-fits-all” curricula.|
This coffee course will explore Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework for inclusive education, which involves a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. It will look at UDL in practice and will give the participants an opportunity to examine their courses with UDL in mind. The course will introduce the principles of UDL, the rationale of implementing UDL, and look at its benefits for students and educators. There will be practical examples of how to implement UDL in the design of instructional materials, assessment, teaching methods, and other areas of learning design, as well as sharing of ideas amongst the participants on how they can or do apply UDL in their courses.
You participate by completing 10 minutes a day online through the blog: http://anuonline.weblogs.anu.edu.au