The Universal Design for Learning Pathway

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a research-based framework that helps educators plan learning to meet the diverse needs of all learners.

The framework was developed by the US non-profit organisation CAST to help create more flexible and inclusive teaching and learning environments where all learners have equal opportunities to learn.

UDL is about anticipating and removing barriers to learning when planning your teaching, rather than waiting for obstacles to arise. It's a learner-centred approach to teaching and learning.

The purpose of this UDL pathway is to support educators in putting UDL into practice.

  • Collection 1 looks at what UDL is, why we need it and how to get started with UDL.
  • Collection 2 provides an overview of the three principles of UDL, Engagement, Representation and Action & Expression, and explores how these principles can be applied to create an inclusive learning environment.
  • Collection 3 explains that putting UDL into practice is a journey, which can be taken step-by-step. It also includes a wealth of ideas for further learning opportunities.

To access the resources, simply register as an educator (tertiary, secondary or employer), log in and select the "Educator Pathways" tile.

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Universal Design for Learning Pathmap