Universal Design in Post-Secondary Teaching Reality or Utopia-- A Symposium for Educators-FR

Event Date(s):
November 09, 2014
Category:
Fredericton
Location:
Fredericton

Event Details:

Join us at for “Universal Design in Post-Secondary Teaching: Reality or Utopia?”-- A Symposium for Educators.

Theory, research, practices, critique, and initiatives relating to universal design at the post-secondary level will be explored. This event will engage post-secondary faculty from all disciplines and learning contexts as well as staff from centers for Excellence in Teaching and Disability Support offices.

The concept of Universal Design—the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design (Schelly, Davies, Spooner, 2011)—has inspired Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework for designing instruction that enables all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning (Burgstahler, 2011). Scott, McGuire, and Foley in 2003 asserted that applying the principles of UDL may provide the tools for addressing disability access and other legitimate student needs in a proactive way that preserves the integrity of the course while promoting learning for a broader range of students.

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Building: Wu Centre

Contact:

Jody Gorham
453 3515
jgorham1@unb.ca