Universal Design for Learning - Learning Environments Workshop

From 2:00-3:00pm Tuesday 10 October, Learning Environments will be offering their first workshop on Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

UDL is an approach that can be used to develop teaching material that's ready for all students to engage with—and that any student can get the most from—without needing additional interventions or accommodations.

More broadly—including in the design of built environments—Universal Design seeks to provide:

  • equitable, flexible, simple, and intuitive use,
  • perceptible information,
  • tolerance for error,
  • low physical effort requirements,
  • and suitable size and space for use.

Focused on digital publication, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines aim for content to be: perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust.

And UDL builds on these principles by offering students:

  • multiple means of representation,
  • multiple means of engagement,
  • and multiple means of expression.

By catering to diverse abilities, backgrounds, and learning styles, UDL can help engage and motivate every student in your cohort.  And by focusing on inclusion from the outset, UDL can help avoid the need for duplication of effort down the track.

To find out more about how you can apply UDL to your subject, please register for the workshop here.
The full schedule of Learning Environments’ upcoming workshops can be found here.
And for further information on inclusive teaching, please see BEL+T's resources here.