A Literature Review of Universal Design for Learning

Date

2018-11

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Abstract

This literature review is comprised of four sections:

  1. A focus on Universal Design for Learning (UDL), examining the existing literature and key issues in the field.
  2. An exploration of how UDL fits with wider pedagogical research on inclusive education and highlights resources published by the Higher Education Academy and other organisations to facilitate and advance inclusive teaching and learning in universities.
  3. An examination of the context in which UDL was adopted at DMU, with reference to the withdrawal of Disability Students’ Allowance. It gives an overview of previous projects at the University that precipitated the institution-wide adoption of UDL including the Disability Enhancement Programme and a related TIP project. This incorporates emerging literature about lecture capture technology.
  4. The final section maps the broader higher education landscape in the UK considering the adoption of UDL in the context of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), tuition fees and widening participation. The concluding discussion draws together key themes from each section to highlight gaps in existing literature and the position of UDL at DMU.

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Universal Design for Learning, UDL, literature review, higher education, learning technology, student experience, pedagogy

Citation

Maguire, F., and Hall, R. (2018). A Literature Review of Universal Design for Learning. De Montfort University Working Paper.

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Institute for Research in Criminology, Community, Education and Social Justice
Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA)