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ERIC Number: EJ1159660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Using the Universal Design for Learning Approach in Science Laboratories to Minimize Student Stress
Miller, Daniel K.; Lang, Patricia L.
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n11 p1823-1828 Nov 2016
This commentary discusses how the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) can be applied in the science laboratory with an emphasis on assisting students who experience stress in the laboratory environment. The UDL approach in the laboratory is based on three elements: open-mindedness, supportive communication, and analysis and adaptation of laboratory curriculum. "Supportive communication", a novel element of our approach comprising interaction methods adapted from counseling therapy, is introduced. A brief discussion of a workshop for chemistry faculty and graduate students on the UDL approach is presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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