Webinar 3 - Universal design for learning in the classroom: best practices for inclusive assessment
Thursday, 11 February 2021, 15.30 – 17.00 CET
Assessment remains a point of friction when it comes to inclusion in the higher education classroom. While degrees of UDL implementation have come to life on various campuses around the world, diversifying assessment within our existing institutional cultures can still be tricky. This SIHO webinar will highlight successful narratives from practitioners who have succeeded in rethinking assessment within a UDL lens, and hopes to offer participants tangible examples of what a UDL reflection around assessment looks like, and what outcomes it can lead to.
This webinar series will be of interest to institutional leaders, service providers, academic staff, researchers, scholars, and students interested in the implementation of UDL. The objectives of the series is to offer participants the opportunity to deepen their reflection around UDL implementation and to encourage them to develop sustainable institutional policies and practices in this area. Each webinar includes its own specific participant outcomes.
Valérie Van Hees is the coordinator of Support Centre Inclusive Higher Education (Belgium) and has accumulated over 20 years of experience in the field of policy and inclusion in higher education. At SIHO, she forms a bridge between policy and practice on a daily basis, being a point of contact for both the Flemish Government and higher education staff to support the implementation of inclusion measures in policies and practices.
Frederic Fovet is Associate Professor, School of Education and Technology at Royal Roads University (Canada). Fovet is an inclusion specialist with a specific interest in emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD), critical pedagogy and universal design for learning (UDL). Fovet also has a strong grounding in Disability Studies, and has served as a teacher and principal in schools with a focus on the successful inclusion of students with EBD.
Marian McCarthy is the Former Vice-President for Teaching and Learning at University College Cork in Ireland. She retired as Vice President for Teaching and Learning from UCC in 2018 and now works there part time as a senior lecturer with the Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, which she previously directed. Her primary research interest is in scholarship of teaching and learning approaches to documenting learning, making the intellectual work of teaching visible and valid as research in its own right. She is equally interested in Teaching for Understanding, Multiple Intelligences theory and Universal Design for Learning as powerful ways of advancing such scholarship.
Mieke Demeyere is the coordinator of the Biomedical Laboratory Science Program at Howest University of Applied Sciences. Inclusive assessment practices have been successfully implemented within the program.
Anneleen Cottyn is lecturer and student counsellor at he Biomedical Laboratory Science Program at Howest University of Applied Sciences. Inclusive assessment practices have been successfully implemented within the program.
Live captioning will be provided. A recording of the webinar and presentations will be available on the website of the Support Centre Inclusive Higher Education.
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The webinar series ‘Towards Genuinely Inclusive Universities: an international perspective on best practices in the implementation of universal design’ is an initiative of the Support Centre Inclusive Higher Education. The series is composed of eight webinars and will run from December 2020 until July 2021. This webinar series will shed light on several topics closely related to current policies and practices in post-secondary education around the topics of inclusion and universal design. Each webinar will focus on case studies about implementation. More information on SIHO’s website