An analysis of Universal Design for Learning at collegial level: effective ways to maximise learning outcomes, inclusion, and equity


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Author: Yaqoubi, Tahera; Mohammadi, Zahra; Golzar, Jawad


Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is considered to provide equitable opportunities for all learners with or without disabilities. This study aimed to examine the extent to which UDL was implemented in [English as a second language] ESL classrooms at the university level. A mixed-method approach was conducted to explore the effective ways to maximise learning outcomes, inclusion, and equity regarding UDL principles; both students' and teachers' voices were addressed. Online questionnaires for students and semi-structured interviews for teachers were used to probe the UDL application in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Teaching and learning; Providers of education and training; Students; Equity; Technology; Outcomes

Keywords: University; Teachers; Academic staff; Social inclusion; Teaching method; Equal opportunity; Educational technology; Barrier; Case study; Questionnaire; Interview

Geographic subjects: Afghanistan; Asia

Published: Abingdon, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2022

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Journal volume: 27

Journal number: 4

Journal date: December 2022

Pages: pp. 594-621

ISSN: 1359-6748, 1747-5112 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 151.860

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