2014 UDL-IRN Summit
Breakout Session:

Universal Design For Learning, Conceptual Change And Teacher Education:  An Exploration Of Preconceptions And Beliefs About Practice

Elizabeth Berquist & Bill Sadera, Towsen University

   
This presentation will describe two studies that analyzed beliefs, knowledge and practices of administrators and teachers about UDL.  In Administrators’ Conceptions about Universal Design for Learning: An Opportunity for Conceptual Change, phenomenological research methods were used to analyze data collected from interviews with 15 administrators. In A Mixed Method Study of Teachers’ Conceptions about Universal Design for Learning, teacher beliefs, knowledge and practices about UDL were examined through a mixed methods study conducted with teachers participating in a UDL professional development system.  This presentation will be useful to those responsible for designing professional development relating to the implementation of UDL.

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