Universal Design for Learning
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a research-based set of principles that together form a practical framework used in curriculum development to maximize equitable access and learning opportunities for all students. The three key principles foundational to the UDL model are:
- Multiple Means of Engagement – tap into learners' interests, offer appropriate challenges, and increase motivation.
- Multiple Means of Representation – provide diverse ways of acquiring information and knowledge.
- Multiple Means of Action and Expression – provide options for demonstrating knowledge.
When curriculum is designed using a UDL approach, instructional goals, materials, methods, and assessments are flexible and adjustable to meet the requirements of a diverse range of learners.