Implementing High Impact Practices to Address DFW Rates: Universal Design for Learning and Multiple Means of Expression
Lesson/Unit Plans and Activities
In attempting to deal with high DFW rates in history courses, it is important to be accessible for all students with various abilities, backgrounds, and learning styles. This paper examines Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in order help students engage better with the course. UDL focuses on three main interconnected principles, including offering students multiple means of representation to enable them various ways of acquiring information and knowledge, allowing them multiple means of demonstrating what they know, and different means of engagement to tap into learners’ interests, challenge them appropriately, and motivate them to learn. This paper discusses ways of applying UDL and offers an example of an assignment to encourage multiple means of representation of their knowledge.
Jones, Tiffany, "Implementing High Impact Practices to Address DFW Rates: Universal Design for Learning and Multiple Means of Expression" (2019). Q2S Enhancing Pedagogy. 75.