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ERIC Number: EJ1118092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1710-2146
Universal Design for Learning as a Bridge to Inclusion: A Qualitative Report of Student Voices
Katz, Jennifer; Sokal, Laura
International Journal of Whole Schooling, v12 n2 p36-63 2016
Innovations in pedagogy are, at their core, aimed at improving the educational experiences and outcomes of learners. Being as many countries are embracing a philosophy of inclusive education, designers of educational reform must be mindful of the effects of any proposed innovations on the experiences and outcomes of a broad range of diverse learners including ethnically and linguistically diverse students, students from indigenous backgrounds, and students with and without disabilities. The current project sought to contribute to the literature on the learner effects of a new pedagogy called the Three-Block Model of Universal of Design for Learning. This model is aimed at meeting the needs of diverse learners in a common setting. Specifically, we examine the effects of the model on diverse students' conceptions of learning, processes of learning, interdependence in learning, academic self-concept, and school engagement and report through the student voices on the benefits and challenges of this pedagogy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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