2014 UDL-IRN Summit
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.