Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

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Created by GABRIEL MANRO almost 5 years ago


The big ideas in Universal Design for Learning and stress at it relates to learning

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
1 UDL uses the same principles used in Universal Design in Architecture - just like curb cuts and automatic door openers make a building more accessible, the application of tools and technologies in a classroom can make learning much more accessible to every student, not just those with disabilities.
2 The “MYTH OF THE AVERAGE LEARNER ” is a misconception causing educators to design instruction that is only effective for a small percentage of students. A student with a learning pattern outside this "average" range is effectively “disabled” from learning. In fact, the design of curricula can actually create a disability or remove one. A curriculum should take into account that students differ in abilities, interests, and learning processes and meet those needs.
3 Brain Rule #4: Stressed brains don’t learn the same way.
3.1 When you find these happening simultaneously, you have the type of stress easily measurable in a laboratory setting:
3.1.1 a measurable physiological response
3.1.2 a desire to avoid the situation
3.1.3 a loss of control
3.2 Stress affects both our bodies and our brains, in both good and bad ways.
3.2.1 Cardiovascular System Too much adrenaline produces scarring on the insides of blood vessels. These scars become magnets for plaque which. can block the blood vessels leading to heart attack Acute stress with concomitant adrenaline can boost cardiovascular performance
3.2.2 Memory and Problem Solving If stress is not too severe, one can solve problems more effectively and is more likely to retain information. Severe or prolonged stress harms the ability to learn in almost every way that has been tested: math, language processing, long-term and short-term memory and concentration. The success of an education can be fully dependent upon feelings of the learner.
3.2.3 Immune System Stress response boosts your white blood cells Chronic stress decreases white-blood-cell counts soldiers, makes them less effective, or even kills them outright.
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