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ERIC Number: ED590630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Dec-8
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Addressing Current and Future Challenges in EAL Writing with Universal Design for Learning
Dickinson, Paul, Paper presented at the EUROCALL 2018 Conference (26th, Jyväskylä, Finland, 2018)
Writing is an essential literacy skill that is crucial to meeting various social demands. It is also extremely difficult to master, especially for learners of an additional language who face significant barriers to learning. Universal Design for Learning (UDL), is an instructional framework promoted as an effective means of removing such barriers. The basis of UDL is that learning barriers are best addressed through curricula and lessons that provide multiple means of "engagement," "representation," and "action and expression." This study explores the application of UDL in an English as an Additional Language (EAL) writing course at a Japanese university. The UDL guidelines were used in the design and implementation of goals, instruction, learning tasks, and assessments. Learners' perceptions of the UDL-based instruction were investigated using a questionnaire survey. [For the complete volume of short papers, see ED590612.] La Grange des Noyes, 25110 Voillans, France. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan