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Implementing Universal Design for Learning in the Higher Education Science Classroom

Journal of College Science Teaching—March/April 2024 (Volume 53, Issue 2)

By Breanne Kirsch, Theodore Bryan, David Hoferer

There is a growing need for college science faculty to teach a diverse group of learners. The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework can be used to create inclusive learning materials and activities in the higher education science classroom. A UDL Academy introduced science faculty to the UDL framework, which led to them implementing UDL in their classes. A chemistry and physics professor and an environmental science and biology professor participated in the UDL Academy during the summer of 2021 and implemented UDL in at least one course during the fall 2021 semester. They share their perspectives on the UDL implementations and implications for college science teaching.

Inclusion Leadership Pedagogy Professional Learning Teaching Strategies Postsecondary

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