Teaching & Learning


Implementing Universal Design for Learning in a University Setting 25th January 2022

25 January 2022, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

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This presentation will describe the planning process involved in creating a suite of resources about Universal Design for Learning in the University of Sydney. We used a model of change to create resources for University teachers to adapt their teaching to incorporate UDL principles. This talk will share the conceptual approach based on (1) identifying UDL as a process of change (2) using a case study to illustrate UDL (3) creating 3 levels related to the complexity of change so that teachers start with the easiest things to implement and progress through the UDL process based on self-assessment and a framework linked to our own teaching resources. This process is about starting with one step at a time, recognising that you are already doing some of this and viewing this as not a new paradigm but part of your existing repertoire of teaching skills.

This event is free.

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About the Speaker

Dr Andy Smidt

at University of Sydney

Dr Andy Smidt is a Senior Lecturer in the faculty of medicine and health at the University of Sydney. Her research and teaching relate to lifelong disability and speech pathology. Andy is also the faculty disability liaison officer where her role is to support academic staff to modify their curriculum or assignments to meet the needs of students with an academic plan.