The role of Universal Design for Learning in Ireland’s further and higher education sector will be the focus of the National Forum’s participation in “Journey to Oz, Travelling Together Towards Inclusive Education”, the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD) annual conference which runs from 20-21 March, Dublin.
The National Forum will be part of the adjudication panel for inaugural award -The John Kelly Award for Universal Design for Learning – which will be presented at the conference.
An overall winner from three shortlisted Award entries showcased during the conference will be chosen in recognition of the innovative practice of teaching staff in further and higher education engaging with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to deliver a more inclusive learning experience for their students.
The Award is targeted specifically at practitioners who have demonstrated their emergent commitment to UDL by undertaking the National Forum Digital Badge for Universal Design in Teaching and Learning and making exciting changes to their practice
as a result of their participation in the badge.
The National Forum’s presence at the conference will conclude with Dr. Terry Maguire, Director delivering the closing address on ‘Student Success – How you can you play your part’. Enabling student success is a key strategic priority of the Forum. Delegates
will hear how helping students to achieve success and attain a quality educational experience is the responsibility of everyone in higher education.