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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) - George Brown Faculty

Elevate the UDL discussion to include subjects like cultural diversity, social justice, mental health, and colonialized education.


Universal Design for Learning (Part 6): Culturally Diverse Learners, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Oakland University (5 minutes) 

  • Design for Learning, or UDL, is a set of learning design principles that increase access and reduce barriers for all types of learners. This video shows how UDL principles serve culturally diverse students, such as international students or English language learners.

Reality Pedagogy: Christopher Emdin at TEDxTeachersCollege (16 minutes)

  • In this talk Christopher Emdin talks about the true meaning and role of "peace", "justice", "equity" and "equality" in the classroom by talking about Reality Pedagogy.

Mental Health Matters: How UDL practices benefit students with mental health difficulties (24 minutes)

  • Mental Health Matters: How UDL practices benefit students with mental health difficulties in higher education - Dr. Esther Murphy (Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin)

Other[ed.]: What is decolonizing education in the post-secondary setting?, by The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO) at the University of Toronto (22 minutes)

  • What does it mean to decolonize education, what is the link between decolonizing education and anti-racism, and who can the project of decolonizing education be taken up to create change in the post-secondary context?



Immediate Actions You Could Implement:

  • Multiple sources of lecture content (written, video, audio) – Supports Representation
  • Provide multiple ways of completing assessments – equal, on par evaluations e.g., test, presentation, video - Supports Action & Expression
  • Provide assessment feedback directly in Blackboard rubrics - Supports Engagement

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