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Starting your journey as a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Explorer

Date: 21 May 2020

          16 June 2020

16 participants maximum

It is well documented that the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) have enormous potential to positively impact on the learning experience of all students, not exclusively those with disabilities or diverse learning needs. UDL creates inclusive pedagogy by encouraging a curriculum design tailored to address the needs of all students and provide all learners with multiple pathways to success. At its core, UDL encompasses three principles - which instructors should provide students with multiple means of engagement, representation, action and expression. UDL acknowledges the diversity in experience, culture and personality among learners and provides staff in HEIs with the tools to enable learners to become expert learners who are:

• purposeful and motivated
• resourceful and knowledgeable
• strategic and goal-directed

This professional development workshop will promote and implement an inclusive teaching and learning environment using the principles of UDL for academic and non-academic staff and learners in Higher Education Institutions. The workshop aims to:

• Discuss key issues around inclusivity and UDL in Higher Education Institutions
• Identify and recognise the principles and best practice approaches of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
• Apply the principles of UDL to promote and implement an inclusive teaching and learning environment across a range of settings
• Recognise the need for UDL and how its principles address accessibility
• Establish a Community of Practice (CoP) to promote a UDL culture

Registration is via iTrent self-service for staff.  For Post-Graduates, Teaching Assistants and Students who wish to register, please email: or alternatively call, 02890 972420