Designing an educational scenario using the principles of Universal Design for Learning
Grounded on new research in neuroscience Universal Design for Learning (UDL) constitutes an educational approach that promotes access, participation and progress in the general curriculum for all. UDL recognises the need to create opportunities for the inclusion of diverse learners by providing curricula and instructional activities that allow for multiple means of representation, expression, and engagement. In the first decade of its development, the emphasis in the domain of UDL was on the use of technology to inclusive education and accessibility for the disabled. Although UDL has great potential it has been hard to implement on a large scale. UDL requires collaborative planning amongst teachers with different curriculum knowledge and skills. Complaints that are often raised include lack of time to co-plan and lack of resources to teach a differentiated curriculum. Open Discovery Space is a portal to browse and build educational content, lesson plans and scenarios. In order to bridge the gap between policies and practice in applying UDL, we present the adaptation of an educational scenario template so as to incorporate the UDL principles.