Date
19 February 2019

UDL framework

An introduction to UDL and its value in an Aotearoa New Zealand context.

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What is the UDL framework?

What is the UDL framework?

UDL is a framework to improve and optimise teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.

The origins of UDL

The origins of UDL

Loui Lord Nelson outlines why and how UDL was developed.

UDL Guidelines

UDL Guidelines

The UDL Guidelines are not a checklist.

Instead they offer a set of suggestions that can be applied to any context to ensure that all learners can access and participate in meaningful, challenging learning opportunities.

Reflection questions

Reflection questions

  • What is the value of having a framework to guide planning?
  • Which guidelines and checkpoints are already embedded in your practice and which are unfamiliar?
  • Access is the focus of the first guideline of each UDL principle: How do you ensure everyone has access in your classroom?

Useful resources

Useful resources

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How to read the UDL guidelines

Publisher: CAST

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UDL progression rubric

Publisher: CAST

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The UDL Guidelines website

Publisher: CAST

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Find out about UDL”:

Return to the guide “Universal Design for Learning”

Guide to Index of the guide: Universal Design for Learning

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